10 - 11 March at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, Chatham Maritime, Kent UK Take a look at the issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials in ports and on the sea. Delegates are given the chance to discuss real life issues and to determine best practice for future developments. 12 March: Optional practical session in the on-site Labs where delegates can test same cargoes under different conditions, to see the potential dangers presented at port by not knowing about the materials before handling/transporting them. Course presentations include: •Ship unloading technologies (Grabs vs CSUs, different CSU technologies) •Conveying technologies (pneumatic vs belt) •Storage and discharge technologies (silos, flat stores, stacking etc) •Loading/unloading control (weighing, controlling ship bending etc) •Rail and road outloading equipment and control •Explosion and fire risks and management (ATEX, fire control and management) •Mobile plant and safety •Developments in automation and autonomous vehicles •Dust control and environmental protection •Controlling cargo damage (particle degradation, spoilage, water damage etc) •Wear protection and maintenance •Cargo characterisation for handleability and other issues The course is aimed at Stevedores, Operations supervisors, Port managers, Ships Masters, Port developers, Cargo superintendents, Equipment suppliers, Design consultants - anyone who is involved with handling/transporting bulk materials via the sea. This course is being delivered in association with ABTO: Association of Bulk Terminal Operators - members will receive discounted fees, as will groups of 3 or more attending together. Book now - places are limited to allow interaction.