خدمات ببلاش : ABTO BULK TERMINALS October 2021, Riga, Latvia


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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 the likelihood of a second wave of covid-19, reinforced by the feedback from potential key speakers and past delegates indicates that it would be advisable to postpone the conference until next year. The first part of next year is likely to  be very crowded with postponed 2020 events so we have taken the descision to hold the next Bulk Terminals Conference 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, the next conference 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 Bulk Terminals in 2021, at the Freeport of Riga Authority’s conference venue. 

Bulk Terminals 2021 – 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 2021, please contact Simon Gutteridge: +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19. 

Background information

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. It is hoped that we will be able to hold the course in March 2021 at The Wolfson Centre in Chatham, assuming it is safe to do so. Depending on demand, the course will be held online as well. 

For further details of when the course will run again – whether online or at The Wolfson Centre in Chatham –  including fees, registration and discounts for ABTO members see: or contact either Simon Gutteridge at +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19 or Caroline Chapman at  +44 (0)20 8331 86 

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 see:  or contact Caroline Chapman at +44 (0)20 8331 8646 for further details. 


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