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Matthieu Moerman

Jumbo-SAL Alliance

Director, Chartering & Projects

Since 2013, Matthieu Moerman has been instrumental in building up SAL Heavy Lifts shipping profile in the Netherlands, but more importantly – on SALs unique position in the global offshore wind industry catering for the leading EPCs operating there. Starting up as SALs chartering manager in Benelux, Matthieu rapidly grew his position to the Key Account Manager for customers in the offshore wind industry – a role he developed with tremendous success and established SAL as a preferred logistics supplier amongst key engineering and construction companies of the sector. Following this, Matthieu took position as Head of Marine Projects in SAL in 2020, and since the launch of the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance in April 2021, as Director – Chartering & Projects and responsible for Renewables.

Privately, Matthieu is a keen sports sailor in the Laser Class, where he has won several races internationally. 

Sessions With Matthieu Moerman

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 04:30 pm - 26/may/2021 05:00 pm

    General Session

    High Tide: An MPV Carrier Roundtable

    Wind energy, restarting oil and gas projects, climbing bulk cargo prices, and an unbalanced container shipping supply chain are combining to ramp up breakbulk shipping demand and push multipurpose and heavy-lift freight rates to long-unseen levels, much to the chagrin of project and breakbulk shippers. Forward bookings stretch into the fall, something not seen in this sector for many years. Still, late-COVID issues such as port congestion and the crew change crisis continue to complicate shipping, while lingering overcapacity, limited financing options, and a lack of clarity around low-carbon fuels put a damper on investment. Although breakbulk carrier executives don't think the current hectic market will last, some see reasons for continued optimism. This panel of carrier executives will discuss the positives and negatives that continue to unfold in the late-COVID breakbulk market.