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  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Patrick Cooper

NYK Line

Director, North American Sales, Ro-Ro

Patrick Cooper is Director of Sales for NYK Group North America RoRo Division. NYK RoRo has an expansive fleet of flexible and sophisticated roll-on/roll-off vessels offering regular sailings to and from the major ports around the globe. NYK’s RoRo vessels can handle a wide variety of cargoes including breakbulk and project cargoes in accordance with the highest quality standards.

Patrick is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans and has a wide background of experience in the carriage of RoRo, container, breakbulk, and heavy-lift cargoes.

He has been with NYK RoRo Division for over 20 years and is responsible for Sales throughout the Americas based in Houston, Texas

Sessions With Patrick Cooper

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 01:05pm - 01:35pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 05:05 pm - 26/may/2021 05:35 pm

    General Session

    Ro-Ro Shipping: The High and the Heavy

    As with other breakbulk sectors, some shippers are "unboxing" cargo normally shipped in containers and shifting it to roll-on, roll-off carriers, adding further firepower to an already-recovering shipping sector as vehicle and high-and-heavy sales recuperate from the pandemic-induced slowdown. However, any COVID-19 setbacks and the microchip shortages slowing vehicle and equipment manufacturing — a knock-on effect of the pandemic — could stymie a recovery. During this session, ro-ro shippers and carriers will discuss the major challenges and pain points this segment faces as the late-COVID market takes shape.