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The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators’ Annual Conference – takes place October or early November each year

With a full programme focused on the concerns of operators, each year ABTO’s 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. The only event all those concerned with the bulk terminals industry need to attend.

Details to follow shorlty. In the meantime, for speaking or sponsorship opportunities, or to register an interest in attending in 2020, please contact Simon Gutteridge at or call +33 (0)321 47 72 19. 

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

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling, University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK

Course Dates: Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 March 2020

Optional Pilot Plant Practical Workshop: Thursday 12 March 2020

Earlier this year ABTO was delighted to have partnered with The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling to deliver this well received new two day course on 12-13 March.

Due to strong support for this course, ABTO and The Wolfson Centre will be repeating it next year. During two interactive days Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes 2020 will examine issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials in ports and at sea, giving delegates the chance to discuss real life issues and to determine the best practice for future developments.

NEW FOR 2020: Our first course included a visit to The Wolfson Centre’s pilot plant. Interest was such that next year we will be offering an optional Practical Workshop, to be held in their on-site industrial-scale pilot plant.

Course details

Course brochure

Please click here for further course information.

To register an interest in attending and further course details, please contact Simon Gutteridge at or call +33 (0)321 47 72 19

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