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Port NOLA to host Journal of Commerce Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference

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The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) will be the host sponsor of the 2019 Journal of Commerce (JOC) Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference, Apr. 29-May 2, 2019, at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

“Breakbulk cargo has a rich history at the Port of New Orleans and remains a vital component of our overall growth,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO. “We are excited to partner with JOC to host a conference offering expert insight and industry analysis as attendees enjoy the vibrant sights and sounds of the Crescent City.”

The 2019 JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference will provide information that cargo owners can use to plan and execute shipments of breakbulk and project cargoes through U.S. and international ports. At their core, all JOC events create value for beneficial cargo owners, including project owners, EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, Construction), OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), steel and mining interests, and breakbulk shippers, through intensive programming that addresses key demands, and operational and strategic challenges facing cargo shippers as they navigate their transportation supply chains.

“The original breakbulk conference began and was nurtured in New Orleans, and many who attended those events beginning in the early 1990s remember the unique combination of location, community and content that made them so special and unique," said Peter Tirschwell, Executive Director of Content for the Maritime & Trade division of IHS Markit, parent company of JOC Events. "That’s why we’re delighted to be able to 'go back to the beginning' in restarting a breakbulk and project cargo conference in the heart of the French Quarter in one of the world’s great maritime cities."

The JOC is a leading industry publication and known for delivering top notch panels, keynote speakers and networking opportunities. This event will be content-rich covering key topics including: demand outlook for energy, oil and gas, renewables, petrochemicals and commodities, tariffs, compliance and evolving supply chain, the state of the multipurpose and heavy-lift fleet, steel and other commodities, sourcing and compliance strategies, and much more.

In light of Port NOLA’s host sponsorship, the Port’s annual Cargo Connections Conference will not take place in 2019 so the Port can fully support the launch of JOC’s Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference in New Orleans. Event attendees will be able to take advantage of adding on to their trip to enjoy the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 25-28 and May 2-5, 2019.

For registration, agenda or sponsorship opportunities, visit JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo.

What: 2019 JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference

Who: Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), host sponsor

Journal of Commerce (JOC), host

When: Apr. 29-May 2, 2019

Where: Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon St.

New Orleans, LA 70130