The latest information relating to all ABTO events and conferences


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The Annual ABTO Bulk Terminals Conferences are designed for all those involved in the transportation, storage and handling of bulk commodities. 

As well as terminals and ports we welcome equipment and service suppliers, professional advisors and academics to the conference. Indeed, ABTO feels strongly it is only through the interaction with these others that bulk terminals will achieve increased operational efficiencies, together with safety and environmental compliance.

At the suggestion of ABTO members SILOPOR we held the Bulk Terminals 2023 conference in their port city of Lisbon.


This year the Port of Lisbon is celebrating its 135th anniversary. We were very grateful for the support of the Port of Lisbon Authority, our local organisers for the conference.

The Lisbon conference set the scene with our traditional analysis of bulk markets, continuing with a full programme focused on the concerns of operators – offering sound practical solutions to terminal operators for improving safety, streamlining operations and ensuring environmental protection.

The conference rounded off with a boat tour of Lisbon harbour and a visit to SILOPOR’s Trafaria terminal 


To see the conference brochure please click here

To see the latest programme details please click here



To discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or to register an interest in attending Bulk Terminals 2024, please contact Simon Gutteridge

[email protected]  +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19. 


With thanks to our sponsors and host port & local organiser for Bulk Terminals 2023 Lisbon


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With thanks to our Supporting Associations and Media Partners 

Please click here for a list of our supporting associations and media partners with links to their websites


Please click here to view the presentations and details of Bulk Terminals Lisbon and other previous events



A key feature of ABTO’s Mission is ‘Developing training schemes and educational seminars to facilitate advancement and best practice’ 

Please click here to see details of the following ABTO short courses and supported events:

Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes, 19 – 22 March 2024

Biomass Operations and Handling Technologies,  April 2024 – dates to be announced

Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership - dates to be announced