• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Steffen Behrens

Deugro Emirates Shipping

President - Middle East

Steffen started his career with a German project freight forwarder called Hansa Meyer Global Transport in Hamburg, Germany where he did his apprenticeship and university studies. Having spent a few years with DB Schenker in Shanghai, China he moved on to Dubai in the UAE where he held the position of the Regional Projects Manager for Africa & Middle East for DB Schenker. Beginning of 2017 he joined deugro in a regional role before he took over full responsibility for their offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since 2022 he is a member of the Global Management Team of deugro and as the Regional President responsible for 8 offices across the Middle East.

deugro was founded in 1924 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and is a family-owned enterprise in its third generation. Today, deugro is an independent company of the deugro group, which is comprised of several companies focusing on project freight forwarding, ocean transportation of heavy-lift and project cargo, transport and marine transport engineering as well as heavy haulage equipment management. 

Sessions With Steffen Behrens

Tuesday, 31 October

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (GST) / 31/oct/2023 11:30 am - 31/oct/2023 12:15 pm

    Sector Focus: Breakbulk's New Reality

    A global push to improve energy security, the longer-term shift toward decarbonization, and a volatile geopolitical environment are driving a positive long-term outlook for breakbulk and project cargo demand. What do ports and other service providers need to know about the factors shaping this unique, somewhat opaque shipping segment?