P51540 5th Biennial LNG Bunkering
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5th Biennial LNG Bunkering

2 -4 September 2019, One Farrer Hotel, Singapore

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The 5th Biennial LNG Bunkering 2019 conference is back during the most important time when industry is transitioning to IMO 2020. Major ports globally are strengthening their LNG bunkering facilities and firming up collaborative agreements, as a result of which the market is expected to exceed $12 billion by 2024.

With a proven track record of bring together top decision makers; the conference will focus on shipowners’ operational and commercial views on LNG bunkering, infrastructure investments, port Authorities views, technical showcases, LNG fuel demand-supply by region and country showcases.

Key Highlights

  • LNG supply and price projections
  • The role of LNG as fuel beyond 2020
  • Regional and Global update on LNG Bunkering projects
  • Regulator view on incentive mechanisms and funding for LNG bunkering projects
  • Vessel orderbook for LNG powered ships and delivery timelines
  • Progress on Standards and regulation
  • Ship owner view on mitigating investment risk for LNG fueled vessels
  • Small scale LNG bunkering and project development
  • Partnership models for kick starting an LNG Bunkering project
  • Crew training, operations and risk management
  • Case studies on successful LNG bunkering investments


8:00 am

Registration Starts & Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

10:10 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break


10:40 am

  • Understanding the entire value chain perspective: From gas exploration, LNG import, terminal operation to operating bunkering
  • LNG trading – how should financing and investments should sight opportunities?
  • LNG powered ships and operation – Do we see more investments paying off?

11:10 am

  • Using data to analyse LNG bunkering operations, transparency and cost control
  • Tech-enabled measurement for bunker volume and Sulphur emissions
  • Combining clean fuels and smarter remote sensor technology on drones
  • Case study: First in world to convert large containership to LNG by using above techniques


11:40 am

A Supplier’s Role in Enabling LNG Bunkering

Chris Lu, Head of Marine Business, Vice President, Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd.

12:10 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm

  • Why is LNG increasingly becoming the Fuel of Choice for New Built Vessels?
  • LNG Bunkering Infrastructure and Road Map in Singapore.
  • Profiling current LNG Bunkering operations in Singapore
  • How is an LNG Bunkering contract structured?

1:30 pm

Disclaimer: In the interest of competition law compliance, this session will focus on market variables that can impact prices, and will not provide price projections.

2:00 pm

  • Government policies and promotion
  • Japanese uptake on LNG as ship fuel – Demand and supply for bunkering
  • Major infrastructure development updates
  • Incentives and key partnership development

2:30 pm

  • Government incentives
  • Domestic LNG bunkering demand and import plans
  • LNG-fuelled vessels orderbook outlook
  • Major Government and private sector LNG bunkering projects updates

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking


3:30 pm

Ship Manager View’s on Commercial Aspects of Managing LNG Fuelled Vessels

Kawanishi Sumitomo, Director, Ecobunker Shipping Ltd, Japan

4:00 pm

  • Commercial and Operational viability on why LNG will be marine fuel of the near future
  • How will LNG price allow reduction in ships OPEX?
  • What is the status of the LNG supply chain?
  • Beyond 2020 – Manning and skill development

5:15 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Conference Day 1

Disclaimer: In the interest of competition law compliance, this session will focus on market variables that can impact prices, and will not provide price projections.

9:05 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Mark Bell, General Manager, Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), UK


9:10 am

  • What is in the current order book for LNG fuelled ships?
  • What new initiatives have been taken by ports to prepare for an LNG bunkering future?
  • How should LNG be priced in the bunkering market?

9:40 am

Shipowner’s View on Working with Current LNG Price in the Short Term

David Wu, Chairman & CEO, Saga LNG Group, Singapore

10:10 am

Global and Regional Developments in LNG Bunkering Demand and Supply Market

Senior Representative, Shell, Singapore,

10:40 am

Morning Networking


11:10 am

Supporting LNG As Fuel Developments from Design to Operations

Stephane Maillard, General Manager, GTT South East Asia, Singapore

11:40 am

Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Project Update at Port of Yokohama

Sakura Kuma, Executive Director & Head of Marketing & Sales, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), Japan

12:10 pm

  • Addressing various LNG bunkering methods – STS LNG transfer, and truck to ship
  • What are practical models of operations that we should look at
  • Singapore harbourcraft and tug boat market uptake on LNG bunkering
  • LNG barge design options
  • Dual-fuel LNG bunker tanker operations, design and ROI

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

Co-Presentation on NYK Case Study: Investing in LNG Bunkering Ship Design and Technology to Meet Environmental Standards

Takahiro Nito, Fuel Project Team Manager, Green Business Group, NYK, Japan

Tsuyoshi Ohkawa, Marketing Manager, Central LNG Marine Fuel Corporation, Japan

2:30 pm

  • How are Port State Controls’ bunkering procedures and standards evolving?
  • Working with different regulatory bodies – What should shipowners focus on?
  • Are our crews ready for LNG bunkering?
  • Checklists and toolkits to takeaway

3:10 pm

Afternoon Networking


4:10 pm

  • Challenges faced with LNG bunkering vessels with respect to crew competence (cargo handling & machinery)
  • Environmental Impact and Pollution concerns
  • Enhanced Lifesaving and Firefighting capabilities
  • The P&I insurers role

4:45 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Conference Day 2

Disclaimer: In the interest of competition law compliance, this session will focus on market variables that can impact prices, and will not provide price projections.

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 $2995Early 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

Senior Representative, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions Singapore

Roger Strevens

Vice President, Global Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhemsen, and Chairman, Trident Alliance, Norway

Rustin Edwards

Head, Fuel Oil Procurement, Euronav, Switzerland

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

Capt. Sameer Bhatnagar

General Manager, Bunker Operations, Global Marine Centre, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Singapore

Joern Springer

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

S. M. Lee

Director, LNG Bunkering Department, POSCO International, Korea

Chris Lu

Head of Marine Business, Vice President, Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd.

Saunak Rai

General Manager, FueLNG, Singapore

Senior Representative, SLNG, Singapore

Nakajima Yoshimasa

Marketing Director, Ports and Harbours Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan

Kawanishi Sumitomo

Director, Ecobunker Shipping Ltd, Japan

Hardy Romahn

Assistant Fleet Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Singapore

David Wu

Chairman & CEO, Saga LNG Group, Singapore

Christophe LE BLAN

LNG Bunkering Business Development Manager for Asia, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Singapore

Mark Bell

General Manager, Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), UK

Zhixin Chong

Associate Director, IHS Markit PGCR, Singapore

Senior Representative, Shell, Singapore

Stephane Maillard

General Manager, GTT South East Asia, Singapore

Sakura Kuma

Executive Director & Head of Marketing & Sales, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), Japan

Takahiro Nito

Fuel Project Team Manager, Green Business Group, NYK, Japan

Tsuyoshi Ohkawa

Marketing Manager, Central LNG Marine Fuel Corporation, Japan

Captain Hari Subramaniam

Head of Loss Prevention, The Ship Owners’ Club, Singapore

V Bala

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

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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