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IMFORMED is delighted to announce Mineral Logistics Forum 2017, The College Hotel, Amsterdam, 10-11 April 2017. Bringing together all those active in supply chain logistics for industrial minerals.


Topics to include


Dry bulk shipping market trends and outlook

Mineral supply chain challenges, solutions, & opportunities

Principles of industrial mineral logistics

Logistics due diligence for mineral project developers

Mineral case studies: getting material from mine to market

End use consumers’ requirements and viewpoint

Inland freight options

Innovations in mineral handling and storage

Mineral inspection

Modes of transport: ship, barge, rail, truck

Delegates on Mineral Logistics Forum 2016


“Nice combination of different speakers covering several parts of the supply chain.”
Alain Dommisse, Global Supply Chain Director, Solvay Chemicals International, Belgium

“Very well organized event with excellent networking opportunities.”
Joost Van Moorsel, Senior Logistics Manager, Imerys, Netherlands

The Imformed Roundtable brings together all players in the entire industrial minerals logistics chain.
Marcel Gorris, Cluster Manager AM&R, Port of Amsterdam Authority, Netherlands


Programme Outline

Monday 10 April

Presentations & Discussion
Reception & Dinner at
Restaurant C

sponsored by Druck

Tuesday 11 April

FIELD TRIP: Port of Amsterdam
Visits to Rijksmuseum & the new IJmuiden sea lock project

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Why are logistics so important for minerals?

  • Which is the most vital link between mineral supplier and customer?

  • What starts and ends with industrial minerals market supply?

  • What is often the highest cost factor in a mineral’s delivered price?

The answer is LOGISTICS – economically and successfully getting your minerals from mine to market. Without due care and attention in securing optimal logistics systems and supply routes, the future of a mineral project is challenged right from the start.

With mineral transportation costs accounting for as much as 70% of the final delivered cost of the mineral product – can you afford not to be in the know?

This one-day conference is hosted in Amsterdam, the fourth-largest port in Western Europe, and hub for enormous streams of international transport including significant dry bulk cargo.

The Port of Amsterdam region encompasses 4,500 hectares and in 2015 transhipped a total of 96.5 million tonnes of cargo, 78.5 million tonnes of which in Amsterdam itself (more details on the Port of Amsterdam).

The conference starts Monday 10 April 2017 with a full day of presentations by leading experts in mineral logistics, followed by a Reception and Dinner in the evening (further details to be announced). The following day Tuesday 11 April 2017, hosts a Field Trip to mineral facilities in the Port of Amsterdam (further details to be announced).

A keynote panel of experts will present on the latest trends and developments in industrial mineral logistics including:

  • Dry bulk shipping trends
  • Principles of industrial mineral logisitics
  • Logistics due diligence for junior developers
  • Impact of new markets on logistics
  • Mineral port services & handling
  • Key mineral supply chain case studies
  • The viewpoint of primary mineral consumers
  • Barge, truck, and rail transportation
  • Innovations in mineral logistics systems
  • Cost control in mineral logistics
  • Mineral inspection challenges

Attendance at Mineral Logistics Forum 2017 will be essential for anyone active in the supply chain for industrial minerals, and in particular for:

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Managers
  • Freight Providers
  • Traders & Distributors
  • Mineral Producers
  • Mineral Consumers
  • Mineral processors
  • Port Handling Services
  • Mineral Inspectors
  • Mineral Project Developers