• Breakbulk & Project Cargo
  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Richard Jürgens

deugro (USA) Inc.

Vice President, Projects

Richard Jurgens is a project logistics specialist with over 22 years of experience in oil & gas, resources, and infrastructure projects. Career-spanning multiple regions, managing complex transportation projects throughout Oceania, SE Asia, North America, Southern & East Africa and the Middle East.

Besides managing various project development activities for deugro USA, Richard manages deugro's Specialized Transport division based in Houston, TX, and is also the international leader of the group ISPM15 Task Force.

Having established and led new offices in arguably challenging locations and with recent management roles held in Oman and Australia, Richard has a proven track record in both the development and operational management of some of the deugro group’s more complex projects executed around the world. 

SESSIONS WITH Richard Jürgens

Tuesday, 25 May

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (EST) / 25/may/2021 05:30 pm - 25/may/2021 06:00 pm

    General Session

    Post-Pandemic Positioning: The Project Forwarder's Perspective

    Project forwarders are facing a rapidly changing breakbulk market as delayed projects come back to life and cargo space gets scarcer in the face of pent-up demand and rising freight costs. Following cuts to internal staff in 2020, shippers are handling fewer logistics functions on their own, which creates opportunities for project forwarders but also means staffing up, renewing or refreshing skill sets, and, often, taking on more risk. Meanwhile, the post-pandemic, early-energy transition market requires more adaptability than ever. This panel of deeply experienced forwarders will discuss managing risk, costs, and opportunities in this tricky but improving market.