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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 – which featured high-level speakers from all sectors of industry and government, including former UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott — we are taking Bulk Terminals 2018 to Hamburg. The Radisson Blu conference hotel soars over the city skyline offering stunning views of Lake Alster and downtown Hamburg.

To address the competing operational, safety and environmental pressures terminal managers face today, Bulk Terminals 2018 will bring together all those all those involved in the transportation, storage and handling of bulk commodities.

With a full programme focused on the concerns of operators, Bulk Terminals 2018 offers sound practical solutions for improving safety, streamlining operations and ensuring environmental protection.


Bulk Terminals 2018 will offer a full programme including:


  • Bulk sector and regional prospects
  • Hazards handing bulk cargo – improving industry 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 and Business Continuity
  • Skills and Training
  • Terminal operator CASE STUDIES

To view the Brochure for Bulk Terminals 2018 click here


To view the latest 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 




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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