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DIRECTOR – PROJECTS, IRON AND STEEL
Babette Lüdmann brings over 20 years’ forwarding and projects experience to her position. Located in Antwerpen, Belgium, she is responsible for all aspects of BDP’s project logistics, iron and steel cargo operations for Benelux, as well as certain key accounts in Germany and other European countries. Her expertise includes project logistics, air export, import, ocean export, and warehousing. Lüdmann also manages customer services, quality, and training for BDP’s operations in Benelux.
Before joining BDP, she headed up the sales and operations of the projects, iron and steel activities of TransInternational Forwarding, which was acquired by BDP International. Lüdmann also handled international logistics coordination and forwarding for the chemical and project cargo sectors of another major forwarder.
She is fluent in German and English, and also speaks Flemish and French.
Larsen & Toubro
Larsen & Toubro were undertaking a new development project on Saadiyat Island. Saadiyat Island is a 27-square-kilometer natural island—half the size of Bermuda—and lies only 500 meters offshore of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ capital city. The island can be reached by road and sea. Normal cargo and truckloads not exceeding 90 tons can be driven to the island without any problems. Access by sea—a distance of 12 nautical miles—is very challenging: there are only three jetties, designed for small passenger ships and for small barges, tugs, etc., but no cargo movements have taken place before.