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BULK TERMINALS 2022 RIGA
Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 October

 Specially negotiated hotel rates will be sent upon registration
 

Overview

This year we are guests of our host port the Freeport of Riga Authority in Latvia – and since Amsterdam in 2019 the first time we will all meet physically.

The conference always sets the scene with an analysis of bulk markets. It continues with a full programme focused on the concerns of operators, each year offering sound practical solutions for improving safety, streamlining operations and ensuring environmental protection. Digitalisation, the cyber threat, development opportunities and naturally the ongoing effect of covid-19 on bulk terminal operations will also be covered.

Given the importance to Latvian and other Baltic ports of transit cargoes, rail and transport connectivity will be covered as well in Bulk Terminals Riga 2022 – especially given the impact the conflict in Ukraine has had.

Other disputes with origins in political disagreements can affect the fortunes of port and terminals. China’s dispute with Lithuania has regional and EU implications. In late 2020 China stopped buying Australian coal. Subsequently the Australians found new markets. Most recently Chinese exports of sand to Taiwan have stopped.

Time will tell how long lasting the fallout from the conflict in Ukraine will be. Similarly, how temporary the effect on the pattern of Chinese bulk imports and exports of their disputes with other countries will be. Bulk Terminals 2022 will examine the consequences, regionally and internationally.

Who should join us?

The Annual ABTO Bulk Terminals Conferences are designed for all those involved in the transportation, storage and handling of bulk commodities. As well as terminals and ports we welcome equipment and service suppliers, professional advisors and academics to the conference. Indeed, ABTO feels strongly it is only through the interaction with these others that bulk terminals will achieve increased operational efficiencies, together with safety and environmental compliance.

 

Networking

As well as a full programme of presentations, panels and case studies, by popular request this year Bulk Terminals will include a terminal visit. We are delighted to be the guests of Rīgas Universālais Termināls – Riga Universal Terminal (RUT). As well as the valuable networking opportunities afforded by the visit to RUT, there will be a boat tour of Riga Port with lunch on board thanks to the generosity of the Freeport of Riga Authority, followed by a visit to the port Vessel Traffic Services Centre.

After the proceedings at the end of the first day, the Freeport Authority have kindly organised a tour of Historic Riga, culminating in the conference reception at the Riga Museum of History and Navigation – and for arrivals on Monday before conference they are also hosting drinks in the foyer and winter garden of their conference venue overlooking the Riga City Canal.

Bulk Terminals 2022 Riga – the only event all those concerned with the bulk terminals industry need to attend this year. 
 

PROGRAMME

Please click here to view the draft programme

 

SPONSORSHIP AND SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

To discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or to register an interest in attending ABTO Bulk Terminals 2022 Riga, please contact Simon Gutteridge  [email protected]  +33 (0)3 21 47 72 19. 

 

With thanks to our sponsors for Bulk Terminals 2021 Riga

 

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To watch a video of the Siwertell ship unloader please click here

 

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Igus sponsors ABTO

 

Samson sponsors ABTO

 

With thanks to our Host Port 

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PAST EVENTS

BULK TERMINALS LONDON 2017, HAMBURG 2018, AMSTERDAM 2019, WEBINAR 2020 and RIGA 2021 ONLINE 

Please click here to see recordings of last year’s conference and details of previous events

 

COURSES AND TRAINING

A key feature of ABTO’s Mission is ‘Developing training schemes and educational seminars to facilitate advancement and best practice’ 

Please click here to see details of the following ABTO short courses:

Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership 26 - 27 October 2022

Biomass Operations and Handling Technologies February 2023 – dates to be announced

Port and Terminal Operations for Bulk Cargoes March 2023 – dates to be announced