In the three years that ABTO held the international Bulk Terminals conference, it rapidly established itself as the only event all those concerned with the bulk terminals industry needed to attend.
The high-value programmes of the annual Bulk Terminals conferences were designed for all those involved in the transportation, storage and handling of bulk commodities. Indeed, from our first and very well received gathering in London, delegates represented all sectors of the bulk terminals industry.
Therefore, it is with great regret that we have had to postpone out next full conference in Riga, Latvia this year to October 2021.
So to bring everybody together this year we are running two 90 minute webinars on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October, starting at 13:00 until 14:30 GMT.
DAY ONE Wednesday 28 October – BULK MARKETS
The focus on bulk markets will consist of two presentations followed by a panel when the moderator, presenters and panellists will discuss and take questions from registrants.
PRESENTATION – Current conditions
PRESENTATION – The future outlook
PANEL – The present state of play and looking forward
BIMCO has agreed to bePeter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst is moderator for day one.
While two presenters are Rahul Sharan, Lead Research Analyst Dry Bulk, Drewry Shipping Consultants and
Basil Karatzas, CEO, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. Basil is a regular contributor to ABTO’s Bulk Terminals International magazine and also spoke at our Amsterdam conference last year.
DAY TWO Thursday 29 October – THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OPERATIONAL MATTERS
The focus on operational matters will will consist of two presentations followed by a panel when the moderator, presenters and panellists will discuss and take questions from registrants.
PRESENTATION – The ongoing impact on operational practice and efficiency
PRESENTATION – How will covid-19 affect future operations?
PANEL – Coping now and accelerating the pace of change
Captain Richard Brough OBE, Head of ICHCA International and Director, Brough Marine Limited has kindly agreed to be our moderator for day two. Richard is a regular speaker and session Chairman at our annual Bulk Terminals conference.
He is joined by presenters Frank Robertson, Vice President Operations, Logistec, who are ABTO members and
Captain Ben van Scherpenzeel, Chairman, International Task Force Port Call Optimization
PANELLISTS over the two days include Professor Mike Bradley, Director, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, Chairman, Solids Handling & Processing Association (SHAPA) and Members’ Advisory Panel, ABTO, Anthony van der Hoest, Director Commerce, Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) and Garry O’Malley, Site Operations Director, Teesworks and Chairman, ABTO Technical Committee