• Breakbulk & Project Cargo
  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Pieter Flohil

Spliethoff

Managing Director

Pieter Flohil, the director, has been with the Spliethoff Group since 1977 and involved with the company’s North America operations since 1987. He is responsible for the start-up of a number of regular liner services, the most recent of which is Spliethoff’s Medliner service connecting the old and the new world.

Sessions With Pieter Flohil

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.