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

BULK TERMINALS 2020 will be held from Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th October 2020 in Riga, Latvia.

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. Autonomous operations and digitalisation have been raised as subjects of interest. Given the importance to Latvian ports of transit cargoes, rail and transport connectivity will also be covered.


Bulk Terminals 2020 – the only event all those concerned with the bulk terminals industry need to attend.

For speaking or sponsorship opportunities, or to register an interest in attending in 2020, please contact Simon Gutteridge: or call +33 (0)321 47 72 19. 

Background information

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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 ONLINE 


Held earlier this year at in collaboration with The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling, University of Greenwhich at their Chatham campus, the course is currenlty being repeated online in five sessions which have already started. 


The course was fully subscribed so for anyone who was unable to join the first Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes ONLINE, it is being repeated in five sessions from Thursday 28 May - Thursday 4 June.

For further course details, including fees, registration and discounts for ABTO members please see or contact either Simon Gutteridge at +33 (0)321 47 72 19 or Caroline Chapman at  +44 (0)20 8331 8646


March 2020 Course brochure


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. 

SHORT COURSE: Pneumatic Converying System Design ONLINE 

The dates have just been announced for Pneumatic Conveying System Design – an in-depth exploration of detailed calculations for the design of pneumatic pipeline and specifying 

Pneumatic Conveying System Design will held in five online sessions from Tuesday 9 June - Tuesday 16 June.

Please note places are limited to six as this is is an intensive interactive course.

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

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