Programme Update


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Discharging a vessel at European Bulk Services BV (EBS) in Rotterdam. Delegates will be visiting EBS as part of the Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 Field Trip.Courtesy EBS

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The minerals terminal at European Bulk Services BV (EBS), Rotterdam, one of the site visits for the Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 Field Trip. Courtesy EBS

Without due care and attention in securing optimal logistics systems and supply routes, the future of a mineral operation or project is challenged right from the start.

Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 brings together a keynote panel of leading mineral producers, consumers, and logistics experts to present on the latest trends and developments in industrial mineral logistics.

Moderated by Mike O’Driscoll, IMFORMED, and Clive Kessell, Coastalwise Ltd, a full day of presentations, discussion, and networking will provide an invaluable insight on industrial mineral logistics for mineral buyers, suppliers, traders, distributors, agents, and all those active in port handling services.

Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 is hosted in Rotterdam, one of Europe’s main port gateways to 350 million consumers with an annual throughput of 450 million tonnes.

A convivial Welcome Reception takes place on the preceding evening, Monday 11 April 2016, and the day following the speaker programme, Wednesday 13 April 2016, hosts a Field Trip to mineral facilities in the Port of Rotterdam.

Programme (subject to change)

Monday 11 April 2016

18.00-20.00 Welcome Reception, Royal Maas Yacht Club
Sponsored by Rotterdam Port Promotion Council, Port of Rotterdam Authority

The Royal Maas Yacht Club was established in 1851 and is one of oldest sailing clubs of the Netherlands. The “Vereeniging” possesses a spectacular clubhouse near the river ‘Nieuwe Maas’, from which river she derives her name. The present clubhouse was built in 1909.


The Royal Maas Yacht Club: venue for the Welcome Reception for Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 sponsored by Rotterdam Port Promotion Council and Port of Rotterdam Authority. Courtesy Royal Maas Yacht Club

Rotterdam Port Promotion Council will provide water cabs to transfer all delegates from the Mainport Hotel quay to the Royal Maas Yacht Club between 17.45-18.15. Please note: the last cab will depart not later than 18.20. Each cab can handle about 10 persons and the trip will take about 10 minutes. Return by water cabs to Mainport Hotel from 20.00-20.30.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

09.00: Opening remarks & Introduction
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK

09.15 Dry bulk shipping market trends and outlook
Marc Pauchet, Senior Analyst, Braemar ACM Shipbroking, UK

09.45 Overview of the importance of industrial mineral logistics
Ulrich Koester, Managing Owner, Maritime Tecnet GmbH, Germany


SSP is sponsoring an optional harbour RIB ride, and the Closing Reception at Mineral Logistics Forum 2016

10.15 Coffee

11.00 From ship to storage: evaluating the full chain of minerals handling
Claus Ohlmeyer, Haver & Boecker OHG, Germany

11.30 Vienna: Europe’s inland multi-mode logistics hub for minerals
Friedrich Lehr, Managing Director, Wiener Hafen Management GmbH, Austria

12.00 Lunch

14.00 Paper kaolin supply chain logistics
Joost van Moorsel, Senior Logistics Manager, Imerys, the Netherlands

14.30 Minerals & pigments for papermaking: source to end user
Ilari Valkeinen, Vice President Purchasing, Stora Enso, Finland

15.00 Coffee

15.30 Borates supply to Europe: logistics considerations
Miguel Galindo, General Manager Sales & Supply Chain EMEA, Rio Tinto Minerals, Spain

16.00 China’s talc supply chain logistics
Harald Tropper, Sales Director, Liaoning Aihai Talc Co. Ltd, China


Transshipping minerals onto barge at Rotterdam Bulk Terminal BV (RBT), one of the site visits for the Mineral Logistics Forum 2016 Field Trip. Courtesy RBT

16.30 Closing Remarks

17.00 Optional RIB Ride & Closing Reception

Sponsored by SSP

Field Trip

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Visit to industrial mineral handling operations in the Port of Rotterdam.
European Bulk Services BV (EBS)
Rotterdam Bulk Terminal BV (RBT)

Mineral Logistics Forum 2015 attracted over 90 leading international players across the industrial minerals supply chain (see link for attendees, feedback, review).
“Good combination of topics with very inspiring speakers”
Marian Middelhuis, Buyer Transportation, Nedmag Industries, the Netherlands

“Compact professional conference, all the people you need to meet. Very good presentations.”
Michel Moons, Manager Dry Bulk, SEA-invest NV, Belgium

Ensure you don’t miss out on learning about the latest trends in
Industrial Minerals Logistics – Register for Mineral Logistics Forum 2016

Contact: Ismene Clarke | +44 (0)7905 771 494 |