P51539 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia
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9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia

2 -4 September 2019, One Farrer Hotel, Singapore

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The 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia returns to discuss timely and critical industry issues in context to the IMO 2020 regulations. As compliance approaches continue to evolve, the debates center on best investment options, effective long-term strategies and risk management.

The availability, quality and pricing of fuel continue to take center stage and our showcase of key bunker markets will address market transparency concerns. Developments in Singapore will be covered in equal measure to give participants insight on market dynamics in the largest bunkering port.

Key Highlights

  • Global trade outlook and implications for shipping demand
  • IMO 2020 strategy – what are we seeing?
  • Longer term GHG regulations and best fit fuel strategies
  • Compliant fuel supply, price and availability in major ports
  • Owner perspectives on supply and price security strategies
  • Supplier – buyer collaborations to ensure global compliance and risk management
  • Managing credit markets
  • The role of storage, barge operators and surveyors in ensuring a secure supply chain
  • Crew capability and operational benchmarks in meeting compliance requirements
  • Enforcement, quality and claims in the post 2020 era
  • Investment, financing and operational considerations for Scrubbers
  • Mass Flow Meters (MFM) process evolution and new implementations

“A needed refresher and conference on the eminent global cap of sulphur.”
– Planning & Vessel Operations, Emirates Shipping Line

“Great information and updates on the current status of the supply community with regards to the regulators and the preparation to comply.”
– Technical Manager, New Ocean Shipmanagement

“Gained more information on the estimated and forecasted future trends for the IMO 2020 Sulphur limitation, and support for refinery direction in supplying fuel oil.”
– Senior Commercial Representative, PTT Global Chemical


8:00 am

Registration Starts & Morning Coffee


9:00 am

Plenary Chairman’s Opening Remarks

9:10 am

2019 will be the year of transition towards the sulphur cap of IMO 2020, to be enforced on 1st Jan 2020. The Maritime industry is taking major steps forward in terms of sustainability and environmental protection.  As a front runner and the first shipping company in the world to order 9 future megaships of 22,000 TEUs to be powered by LNG, Mathieu Girardin, will review the impact of this new regulation, share best practices and discuss how CMA CGM is using digital transformation to better serve its customers.

10:20 am

Close of Plenary Sessions. Morning Networking Tea Break


10:50 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

11:00 am

11:30 am

  • Singapore market position on fuel availability
  • Enforcement
  • Collaboration in the local marketplace to maintain operational efficiency
  • How are Singapore ship owners gearing up for the longer term

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch


1:30 pm

  • Regulator perspectives on enforcement measures and technical guidance for industry
  • Expectations from industry stakeholders: ship managers, fuel suppliers
  • Non-compliance scenarios, and next steps to take
  • FONAR issues – considerations for debunkering and non-availability of compliant fuel oil

2:10 pm

Case Study: Working with enforcement bodies and port state control for global fleet compliance post 2020

Michihiko Nakano, General Manager of Bunker Business Office Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Japan

3:10 pm

Afternoon Networking Tea Break


3:40 pm

  • Counting down to 2020 and 2050: where do we stand as an industry now?
  • Collaboration with port authorities, refiners and shipowners in ensuring readiness for IMO2020
  • Future-proofing for post-2020: the decarbonization of the shipping industry at hand

4:10 pm

  • Assisting compliance through robust quality management
  • Marine fuel blends: compatibility, availability and testing
  • Use of additives for post-2020 fuel safety and tank cleaning

5:50 pm

End of Conference Day 1

9:00 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks


9:10 am

  • Understanding IMO’s approach to MARPOL Annex VI
  • Identifying the challenges and seeking a smooth transition
  • Current state of preparedness & potential pitfalls

9:40 am

  • How does drone work on sniffing Sulphur and reporting?
  • Applying technology and digitization in meeting environmental standards
  • Authority’s perspective on effectiveness and efficient enforcement rules

10:30 am

Harmonising the Bunker Fuel Supply Chain: MFM Globalised and Market Implication

Mohamed Abdenbi, Business Process Consultant, Endress+Hauser

11:10 am

Morning Networking Tea Break

11:40 am

Advanced Technology for Next-Generation Marine Fuels

Abdes Karimi, Head of Strategy and Planning, BHP Billiton

12:00 pm

2020 Fuels and What to Expect

Wajdi Abdmessih, President, Seahawk Services, USA

12:30 pm

Case Study: Effective Procurement and Bunker Operations

Capt. Samir Fernandez, Global Head, Bunker Planning, Commercial Operations and Claims Maersk Oil Trading, Singapore

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm

  • Supply outlook for IMO2020 compliant fuels
  • Expected price impact
  • Visibility of near- and longer-term prices
  • How will prices evolve

2:30 pm

  • Bunker clauses in Charter Party – Risks to Ship Owner/Operator
  • Bunker clauses in Supply Agreement– Risks to Ship Owner/Operator
  • Price Risk Management – What is the best practice

3:00 pm

  • Operational perspectives on tank cleaning and modifications on fuel oil system
  • Fuel storage, transfer, and delivery system that meets compliance requirements
  • Consideration of ME and AE for usage of IMO 2020 compliant fuel
  • Risk assessment and mitigation plan

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Tea Break


4:00 pm

  • Understanding the disputes and penalties regime
  • 2020 Sulphur cap and what should concern owners and charters
  • Managing legal risk – Penalties, Claims, and Ship Arrest
  • Legal options for compliance and technical issues
  • Practical strategies for owners, charterers, bunker supplier and traders

4:30 pm

  • Updated on key 2020 Sulphur clauses
  • BIMCO 2020 Marine Sulphur Content Clause for Time Charter Parties
  • BIMCO 2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties.

5:00 pm

End of Conference Day 2

9:00 am

This half-day workshop is designed to provide you with the essentials of legal and commercial bases of key clauses, rights, and obligations, to kick start your knowledge or to freshen up on disputes, competing claims, maritime liens, and all issues related to bunker procurement.

Gain a practical understanding of

  • Options for the owners on the compliance to meet the IMO decision process
  • What should suppliers, traders, and buyers be aware of differing clauses
  • Post IMO charterparty agreements
  • Legal options for compliance and technical issues
  • Practical strategies for owners, charterers, bunker supplier and traders
  • Application across major bunker ports for both normal fuel and LNG Bunkering
  • Risk mitigation strategies and Solutions for post 2020



Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceSGD $1895Early Bird
2 Day Conference - Shipowners - Ocean-going cargo vesselsSGD $0Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop SGD $500

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 5 July 2019

Shipowners-Ocean-going cargo vessels Register for FREE
*Limited seats available. Shipowners must be the owners of ocean going cargo vessels. Maximum two passes per organization. The Organiser reserved the rights to review, accept and reject registration.

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477


  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)
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Mathieu Girardin

Vice President, CMA CGM Group, Singapore

Takeshi Hashimoto

Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Energy Transport Business Unit, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Japan

Byung Sik KIM

Chairman, Korea LNG Bunkering Industry Association (KOLBIA), Vice President, Marketing Department, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea

Joern Springer

Senior Director Fleet Support Centre, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Germany

Michihiko Nakano

General Manager of Bunker Business Office Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Japan

Carsten Ladekjaer

Chief Executive Officer, Glander International Bunkering

Caroline Yang

President, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore

Lars Malmbratt

General Manager and Head of Crude & Fuel Singapore, Stena Bulk, Singapore

Sara Scaramelli

Head of Bunkers, Asia, Western Bulk, Singapore

Kasper Sørensen

Bunker Manager, Hafnia Management, Singapore

Leo Bakaric

Bunker Buyer, Teekay Fuel Services, Singapore

Capt. Jagadeesan Natarajan

General Manager, Operations, OMC Shipping, Singapore

Per Sønderstrup

Director, Maritime Regulation and Legal Affairs, Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark

Capt. Rahul Choudhuri

Managing Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Veritas Petroleum Services, Singapore

Martin Chew

Regional Sales Manager, Marine Asia Pacific, Fuel Specialties, Innospec, Singapore

Capt. Samir Fernandez

Global Head, Bunker Planning, Commercial Operations and Claims Maersk Oil Trading, Singapore

Unni Einemo

Director & IMO Representative, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), UK

Mohamed Abdenbi

Business Process Consultant, Endress+Hauser

Abdes Karimi

Head of Strategy and Planning, BHP Billiton

Wajdi Abdmessih

President, Seahawk Services, USA

Sushant Gupta

Director, Asia-Pacific Refining, Wood Mackenzie, Singapore

Justin Tan

Procurement Manager, Bunker, Trading Manager, Derivatives, The China Navigation Co. Pte

Nigel Leong

Procurement Manager, Bunker, Trading Manager, Derivatives, The China Navigation Co. Pte

V Bala

Partner, Shipping & International Trade, Rajah & Tann, Singapore

Grant Hunter

Head of Contracts and Clauses, BIMCO, UK

Elfian Harun

Environment Manager, Assistant Regional Manager Asia-Pacific, Intertanko

when & where

02 - 04 Sep 2019

One Farrer Hotel
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562

Cynthia Tan
Manager, Catering & Events
DDI: (+65) 6705 7876
Fax: (+65) 6705 7892
Email: cynthiatan@onefarrer.com


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