Met over 150 customers in Houston

Oct 11, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

On October 8 – 10, G2 Ocean attended Breakbulk Americas in Houston. For the first time at the event, G2 Ocean hosted a social gathering for customers and suppliers, attracting over 150 people.

“Breakbulk Americas offers great opportunities to increase G2 Ocean’s brand awareness in the project cargo and breakbulk community, to meet with current customers and to find new business opportunities,” Director Project Cargo Arild Samland says.

On October 8 – 10, several employees from the project cargo team in Atlanta, Houston, Vancouver, Gothenburg, and Bergen attended Breakbulk Americas – the largest and most influential event across Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean for all those involved in project cargo and breakbulk.

Over 5000 people and 350 organisations were present at the event, which took place in the capital of Projects and home of many of the largest Engineering Construction and Procurement companies – Houston, Texas.

“G2 Ocean has great ambitions for project cargo in the future. To succeed with the expansion of our business we must meet with people face to face. In three days, the team talked to hundreds of people, and that would have taken us weeks to do otherwise,” Arild says.

150 came to meet G2 Ocean team

This year, G2 Ocean is opening offices in Houston and Hamburg to further develop and strengthen the company’s project cargo activities. Senior Project Cargo Manager Cliff Kuhfeldt joined G2 Ocean in September and is now managing the Houston office.

To promote the new business location, a social event was arranged for current and potential new customers and suppliers on Tuesday, October 8. Over 150 people from various companies attended the event, which was hosted at the oldest movie theatre in Houston; Majestic Metro.

“The event provided great opportunities to talk to key stakeholders about our project cargo services, to promote our new presence in the Houston area and to demonstrate that we are a serious player in this market,” VP Innovation/Project Cargo Leif Arne Strømmen says.

Spoke at Business Leadership Forum

In addition to the Breakbulk Americas exhibition, a three days conference was arranged simultaneously, focusing on a wide range of topics within the Breakbulk industry.

VP Project Cargo / Innovation Leif Arne Strømmen represented G2 Ocean at the conference and spoke about market trends, innovation, and new environmental regulations at the Business Leadership Forum on Thursday 10 October.

The panel consisted of several executives, including Global Logistics Director Bill Keyes in Flour, General Manager America Michael Morland in AAL Shipping and VP Commercial Robert Jacquet in BBC Chartering.