See you in Rotterdam!

We are proud to host the first Project Cargo Summit

Allard Castelein
CEO Port of Rotterdam

Project Cargo Summit 2018 on 12th and 13th of September in Rotterdam will bring together all international project cargo experts. It is a new, fresh and ambitious exhibition and conference to share the latest insights and developments on project cargo. It is located near the biggest breakbulk ports in the world: Antwerp, Zeeland, Amsterdam and Rotterdam (host location).

Project Cargo Summit 2018 will provide:

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Latest Project Cargo News

The global shift of project cargo

We visited Eric Clonen on the Aprojects terminal and discussed different matters within the project cargo market. Which developments has he perceived and how does he experience the various forms of competition? A preview on more to be discussed during the Project Cargo Summit on the 12th & 13th of September. The general manager of… Read more ›

‘Steel tariffs lead to chaos’

Following the acquisition of Rickmers-Line, shipping line Zeaborn has become a major player in the project cargo and heavy lift segment. China constitutes an important market in this respect, but Presidents Trump and Xi are causing anxiety. ‘As a shipping line, you need a constant volume of steel shipments in order to be profitable, to… Read more ›

New Shell project for Cosco Shipping

Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has won a major project from Shell. The shipping line will transport the new production platform Vito from Singapore to the Gulf of Mexico. Cosco will collect the floating production platform from the shipyard in Singapore with the semi-submersible heavy cargo ship Xin Giang Hua to next set sail for the… Read more ›

Who will you meet at Project Cargo Summit?

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Project Cargo

One of the most complex and profitable parts of transport and logistics is that of project cargo. Project Cargo is too big, heavy or complex to fit in a standardized 20 or 40 ft container. That’s why it has to be shipped in specialised transport forms, for instance in a special chartered ship or truck. Sometimes there is a possibility to place the cargo on top of the containers. There are many possibilities, but it’s always a special fit solution.

Project Cargo Conference

The backbone of the Project Cargo Summit is the conference. During the conference high level speakers and delegates will meet and discuss the latest market developments, trends and innovations on project cargo.


  • Offshore Project Cargo
  • Supply chain design – engineering project cargo
  • Decommissioning: Making it work
  • Tech trends: self-driving freight vehicles
  • Mergers and acquisitions − how to maintain your specialism(s)
  • Lifting and towing
  • Business & Strategy: winning tenders

Advisory board:

  • Susan Oatway, Drewry Maritime Research
  • Ton Klijn, chairman ESTA
  • Bart Kuipers, seaports and logistics adviser EUR
  • Richard Krabbendam, heavy lift specialist, Krabbendam Advies service
  • Jos Masselink, project cargo expert
  • Marcel Verhagen, maritime lawyer, Dock – Legal Experts

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Perry Pieete
Business Development Manager

Project Cargo Summit 2018 will cover an exhibition where all suppliers will show their latest innovations and products. The exhibition offers a fresh approach to B2B-networking, in-depth information, business opportunities and a excellent networking experience.

What is there to see?

  • Market developments
  • Case studies
  • Supply chain innovations
  • Shipping solutions (rail, road, river and sea)
  • Service products of terminal operators
  • New offshore centers
  • Innovative project cargo solutions
  • Tools and equipment for heavy lift and crane operations
  • Cost management solutions
  • And many more

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Would you like to improve your knowledge on current market developments and future trends on project cargo? Join the workshop programme at Project Cargo Summit 2018 with in-depth information on the latest innovations.

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Networking dinner

The whole international project cargo community will gather at the networking dinner. Also, this is a great networking opportunity for informal and direct contact with each other.

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Location: Rotterdam

Project Cargo Summit 2018 will be held at the authentic location Onderzeebootloods (Submarine Yard) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The hall where submarines slipped off the ramp in earlier days, is now event space for up to 5,000 visitors. The Onderzeebootloods, having recently been renovated, has retained its raw and industrial character. The entire surface area is approx. 4,400 m2. Besides a parking lot behind the hall, it also offers modern facilities and the hall’s layout is flexible. Spido, the Waterbus and Watertaxi Rotterdam, all offer sufficient opportunities for fast and efficient transport of large groups.

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