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BULK TERMINALS 2018: Improving safety, streamlining operations and ensuring environmental protection 

The Annual Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) Conference

October 2018, Hamburg

Following the success of our first conference in London last October, we will be taking Bulk Terminals 2018 to Hamburg this year.

Last year’s programme of high level speakers – which as well as industry leaders included a former UK Deputy Prime Minister discussing port connectivity issues – achieved excellent press coverage and highly positive feedback.


Bulk Terminals 2018 will offer a full programme including:


  •  Bulk sector and regional prospects
  •  Hazards handing bulk cargo – upping the industry’s act on safety: mobile plant; slips, trips and falls; falling objects and hazardous substances
  •  Streamlining operational efficiencies and improving turnaround time – ship loading / unloading and conveying technologies compared
  • Enhanced marketing of terminal operations – leading to improved performance
  • Investment drivers – operational, safety and environmental factors compared
  • Ensuing environmental protection  ballast water and tank washings regulation are seen by many as a problem for ports, but maybe an opportunity for others?
  • Green port initiatives – including cold ironing and dust control
  • Security update – meeting the MSC deadline for Cyber Risk Management
  • Terminal operator Case Studies



Have your say: CALL FOR PAPERS

Terminals, consultants and sponsors offering to present a positive message for improving efficiency, safety or environmental compliance would be particularly welcome. Please send a short synopsis of what you would like to present or call to discuss



To view the Sponsorship Prospectus for Bulk Terminals 2018 click here 

For speaking or sponsorship opportunities, or to register an interest in attending, please contact Simon Gutteridge at or call +33 (0)321 47 72 19. 


With a programme of expert speakers providing insight, advice, solutions and networking, Bulk Terminals 2018  is the only event all those in the bulk ports and terminals industry need to attend.


To view Supporting Media and Organisations click here




To view the programme for Bulk Terminals 2017 click here

To view the brochure for Bulk Terminals 2017 click here


With thanks to our BULK TERMINALS 2017 SPONSORS







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