Break-Bulk Professionals to Run for a Good Cause

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September 13, 2011 – Munich/New OrleansThe 6th Break-Bulk Business Run will begin with an 8:00 am start in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 25, 2011.  A unique and successful concept, this international event combines networking opportunities with sports for professionals in the transportation and maritime industries with charitable giving.  For each run, a local organization or cause is chosen as the beneficiary of proceeds from the event. This October, 100% of participant fees received from the 6th Break-Bulk Business Run will be donated to the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) Maritime Scholarship Fund (
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Texas A&M University at Galveston, known as “the ocean oriented campus” of Texas A&M University, offers a unique blend of marine and maritime programs including majors in science, business, engineering, and transportation. “We encourage professionals from the maritime and transportation industries worldwide to participate in this worthwhile event,” says Katrin Flensborg, Managing Director of Flensborg and Associates GmbH.  “Not only does the Break-Bulk Business Run provide unique professional networking opportunities via an exciting sporting event; all of the proceeds derived from participant fees at the October 2011 event will provide educational opportunities for students at Texas A&M University at Galveston seeking to enter the transportation and maritime industries.”

Industry veteran Buddy Schurig of Texas Terminals will fire the starting shot to kick off the 6th Break-Bulk Business Run.  “This event combines networking and sport in an exciting environment,” said Anders Flensborg, Managing Director of Flensborg International.  The native Dane, based in Munich, is one of the initiators of the event which takes place a few times each year at different locations worldwide.  “The run is not a race”, says Flensborg. “Everyone can participate by running or walking at an enjoyable pace.”
Participant registration began in early September and has already drawn double digit participation in less than two weeks.  Given the current pace, organizers are optimistic that this 6th Break-Bulk Business Run, taking place in New Orleans, will draw a record-breaking number of attendees.  Registration is open until October 24th 2011.  Participants can choose from either a 5K or 10K route.  The participation fee is an affordable $35 USD.  Participants will receive a running shirt to wear during the event and keep as a souvenir.  They will also have access to a professional running coach during the event.
The Sponsors:
The 6th Annual Flensborg and Associates Business Run is supported by featured sponsors Ceres Barge Line and Texas Terminals.  The event is also sponsored by:
Albacor Shipping, ASI Antwerp Stevedoring Int, CSX Transportation, DP World Terminals, Heavy Int Service BV, Journal of Commerce, Moonpool Media, Port of Antwerp, Port of Houston, Scan-Trans Chartering, and TAMUG.
Background: Flensborg and Associates
Flensborg and Associates GmbH was founded 2003 in Munich.  The company offers Company Representation (EU), Consulting (Sales, Sales & Market Strategy) and Business Development Services for companies in the Maritime and Transportation Industries. Ocean Carriers, Rail Carriers and Marine Terminals form the typical client base.  Find us on the Web at: Registrations at
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