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Bulk Terminals Webinar - 28 October 2020 - Day 1



Bulk Terminals Webinar - 29 October 2020 - Day 2







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BULK TERMINALS October 2021, Riga, Latvia

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators’ annual BULK TERMINALS conference normally takes place in October or early November each year

We had planned to hold the next Bulk Terminals conference in Riga, Latvia early October 2020.

Unfortunately due to covid-19, we have had to postpone the conference until next year. The next Bulk Terminals Conference will be held October 2021 in Riga – dates to be decided.


With a full programme focused on the concerns of operators, each year the ABTO Bulk Terminals conference offers sound practical solutions for improving safety, streamlining operations and ensuring environmental protection – as well as a market analysis and development opportunities.


Autonomous operations and digitalisation have been raised as subjects of interest. Naturally, Bulk Terminals 2021 Riga will consider the impact of covid-19 on bulk terminals.  


Given the importance to Latvian and Baltic ports of transit cargoes, rail and transport connectivity will also be covered in Bulk Terminals in 2021, at the Freeport of Riga Authority's conference venue. 


Bulk Terminals 2021 Riga – the only event all those concerned with the bulk terminals industry need to attend.



For details of sponsorship packages at Bulk Terminals 2021 Riga and profiles of our previous sponsors, please click here

To discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or to register an interest in attending ABTO Bulk Terminals 2021 Riga, please contact Simon Gutteridge  +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19. 


With thanks to our sponsor for Bulk Terminals 2021 Riga

To watch a video of the Siwertell ship unloader in action please click here



ABTO has just held held the BULK TERMINALS 2020 – WEBINAR:  THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BULK MARKETS AND TERMINAL OPERATIONS on  Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October 2020

BULK MARKETS was the focus of day one where presentations covered Current Conditions and The Future Outlook, followed by a panel. THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OPERATIONS was the focus of day two which looked at the Ongoing impact on operational practice and efficiency of the pandemic and How will covid-19 affect future operations? A panel followed.

For the programme, to hear the presentations and view the speakers slides please click here.  

Thank you to our speakers and panellists and with thanks to our supporting associations and media 

To sponsor future ABTO webinars please contact Simon Gutteridge  +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19 

With thanks to our webinar sponsors

To watch a video of the Siwertell ship unloader in action please click here


To watch a video of igus® solutions in action please click here


BULK TERMINALS London 2017, Hamburg 2018 and Amsterdam 2019   Click here for details of previous conferences



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

SHORT COURSE: Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes 


Held in March earlier this year in collaboration with The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwhich at their Chatham campus, the course has been subsequently repeated online several times.

The course will next run online from 8-12 March 2021.

REGISTER NOW: For further details including fees, registration and discounts for ABTO members please click here or contact either Simon Gutteridge at +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19 or Caroline Chapman at  

+44 (0)20 8331 8646


We hope to return to a physically attended course when it is safe to do so. Have a look at the March 2020 Course brochure


Other Short Courses Offered by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

The other short courses that The Wolfson Centre run will also be offered online for the foreseeable future. Particularly those dealing with the pneumatic conveying of bulk solids will be of interest to many in the bulk terminals community. 

ABTO members have been kindly offered a discount on fees for this and The Wolfson Centre's other short courses. Please click here or contact Caroline Chapman at +44 (0)20 8331 8646 for further details. 

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