Many Events at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston

May 27th, 2016

The 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) was held from May 2-5 in Houston, Texas, USA. The OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

Bolloré Logistics Houston held the traditional OTC events during the conference week, hosting their annual client luncheon and cocktail party on May 4th and May 5th at the Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks. This was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our Group’s global capabilities, strengths in the Oil and Gas industry, as well as promoting Bolloré Logistics' rebranding worldwide as a leading 3PL provider. More than 300 customers and potential clients attended the events, making this a successful week for the organization. 

Luncheon Topics discussed this year were: Global Trade Compliance as well as Congo & Cabinda corridor Logistics Challenges. Three main players in the industry (Anadarko, McDermott and FMC) participated in the event as our panel of presenters. The Congo topic was presented by Katelijne Verschaeren from Bolloré Logistics Congo. Bolloré Logistics’ Houston office also hosted a variety of internal workshop sessions during OTC week for the great benefit of our staff, including Thomas Duplan (CEO USA), and our guests from overseas: Katelijne Verschaeren (Congo), Philippe Lortal (CEO Middle East), Shane Edwards (Canada) and Philippe Lescuras (CEO Colombia).

Key Figures
  • 20%

    More fuel-efficient for the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350

  • 70%

    of Urbanisation is expected by 2050

  • 27

    mega-cities are expected by 2050, with at least 10 million people, compared to 1...

  • +18,4%

    of growth for E-commerce retail market in Europe in 2015

  • 82%

    of goods are moved by road

  • 1 billion

    Population in Africa

  • 60%

    of Africa’s population will be urbanized by 2050

  • 7,5%

    of growth for Indian GDP in 2014

  • 4,9%

    of growth for African GDP in 2016

  • 6,1%

    of growth for East Asian GDP in 2015, the world’s fastest-growing region

  • 19 224 teus

    transported by the MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world

  • 396 m

    is the size of the MSC Oscar ship

  • 120 h

    is the Non-Stop Flight Record done by Solar Impulse

  • 4,5%

    of growth in 2015 for Global Airfreight demand