Breakbulk.News (BBN) is an independent global media channel that keeps you informed of the latest news, industry updates and analysis in the Breakbulk, Heavylift, Project Freight and Logistics industry.

We are committed to opening up the industry by Bringing Breakbulk Together. Uncovering your news, industry updates, and market analysis, piece by piece.


We may not be the biggest news site, but we aim to be the best breakbulk news channel there is. Meet some of the team behind the news. You can reach us at

Joanne Kelleher, Editor

 I always strive to do more. Let us know what we can do better.”

Working with the BBN team to build our own independent news channel has been one of my favourite career projects to date – pulling my experience and network together to create the most compelling content for our readers and supporters.

I am so proud of the progress we have made in broadening our readership base, engaging bright new writers and journalists, and interviewing industry professionals. Moreover, our Chatham Chats Forum and our Letter to the Editor column have gone a long way to opening up the subjects most relevant to our industry.

Working with BBN allows me to combine my two passions of communication and maritime. I’m no stranger to the maritime and logistics industry having worked with various organisations in shipping and now I also run my own Maritime PR and Communications company Buoy Communications.

I’m also an advocate for continued professional development. Being a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and having finalised my exams in 2013, I now sit on the board of the ICS Netherlands branch. I encourage anyone looking to find their way in this industry to consider further professional education.

Tom Scott, Writer

There are so many great things happening in the maritime industry. Let’s tell the stories!”

I am a freelance maritime journalist and copywriter. Originally from the UK, I have lived and worked in the USA, Greece and New Zealand, before deciding that the Netherlands was a great place to live.

My editorial responsibilities at BBN include researching and writing the stories relevant to the readers. My goal is to give people in the maritime industry a voice. By asking the right questions, I want to give people the opportunity to share their knowledge, tell their project stories and air their opinions.

One of my driving forces is the belief in the importance of increasing sustainability throughout the industry. I am also a tech-freak who loves the challenge of explaining the most complicated concepts in terms that everyone can understand.

Gina Panayiotou, Writer & Broadcaster

 “Committed to making a difference – So let’s make a difference together!”

Maritime lawyer by profession, “Brand Ambassador” by passion, I am the founder and CVO of Oceans Arena, a start-up consultancy practise. Oceans Arena, provides an innovative bespoke approach when it comes to delivering global legal support and strategy to Startups, NGO’s, SMEs and corporates, across the oceans industry and beyond, especially those with ESG focus.

Having enjoyed numerous senior roles in both in-house & private practise, my expertise range from maritime transactional law & policy, with focus on ESG compliance, contract, commercial, corporate & ship finance law, as well as writing, business development, market penetration strategies, key messaging & brand concept formulation.

Coming on to my role in the BBN team, if I asked you to complete the sentence “It’s ALL about…,” what would you say?For me, the shipping industry was “love at first sight.” Discovering how coffee, medicine, food and more or less everything, get from one part of the world to another, was so fascinating it inspired the concept of the broadcast I proudly host, aimed at spreading the message of how vital this sector is in making the world go round; “It’s ALL about Shipping.” In this respect, I am psyched to be joining the BBN team as both a writer and host of a new broadcast concept, bringing to you a series of “It’s ALL about…” talks, where we will explore together the evolution of this fascinating sector, as it is navigating through exciting times.

Sarah van Bladel, Client Relations

“While new to this industry I am no stranger to building relationships and developing strong valued connections.”

Hi, I’m Sarah and the newest member of our expanding team. While new to this industry I am no stranger to building relationships and developing strong valued connections. My background is in customer service, sales & operations and has primarily centred around online sales.
My goal with BBN is to work to develop close partnerships within our niche market, to help create a platform that allows you to showcase your business and forge links with your target audience, while also growing our network.
I look forward to learning more about the industry and immersing myself in all the lingo, please do call me if you have an idea that you’d like to explore, we love to try new ways of engaging with our readership.

Amanda Labee, Content Manager

“Laying your cards on the table and sharing information is so important in this business.”

As a Content Manager, I am always thinking about what our readers would want to read. This means helping get conversations started, and perhaps more importantly, keeping them going.

Working in the project industry has taught me that working with an ‘open book’ policy is a big advantage. That’s why, here at BBN we offer space for all points of view. We provide our readers a platform to filter, reflect and discuss subjects regarding our industry. A non-biased, all-supporting, and transparent way of delivering news, industry updates and market analysis.

With strong affiliations throughout the industry, we have a pool of peers that share, connect, and educate each other on the amazing work they are doing. With content from all these angles, we have a strong team that brings valuable knowledge to the BBN platform. is powered by Breakbulk News & Media B.V. and is located in The Netherlands.

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