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

The Annual Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) Conference

Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 October 2018, Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg

Following the success of our first conference in London last October, we will be taking Bulk Terminals 2018 to Hamburg this year at the Radisson Blu Hotel, soaring over the city skyline offering stunning views of Lake Alster and downtown Hamburg.

Following the success of last year’s London conference — which featured high-level speakers from all sectors of industry and government, including former UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott — our Hamburg event will focus on the concerns of bulk terminal operators and will offer sound solutions.


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
  • Business Continuity
  • Skills and Training
  • Terminal operator Case Studies
To view the Brochure for Bulk Terminals 2018 click here


To view the draft programme for Bulk Terminals 2018 click here


To book a room at the Radisson Blu (Conference Hotel) complete the form here. If you experience any difficulties please contact Lisa Barson by email 


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 thanks to our BULK TERMINALS 2018 SPONSORS 


To view our Sponsor/Exhibitor Company Profiles click here 


Join us in Hamburg: BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 book your place at Bulk Terminals 2018 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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