Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dubai Shipping Conference To Examine Bunker Fuel Management

February 2011 Meeting will Study Future Policies and Alternative Fuels
Shipping News Feature

UAE – A two day conference scheduled for the 1st and 2nd February next year will convene in Dubai to provide a commercial platform for bulk freight and container carriers and other ship owners, fuel suppliers and other key stakeholders to share ideas and actively discuss the most prominent issues of the industry.

Day one will start with an address by Secretary General of the International Bunker Industry Association moving on to an in-depth review of the bunker fuel transactions from both buyer and seller perspective while also analysing the risks for the parties involved. Second half of the conference day is dedicated a to a highly anticipated keynote presentation by the Head of the Chemical and Air Pollution Prevention Section from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on recent developments in the IMO regulations affecting the bunker industry, followed by the ship owners perspective.

Day two will explore the most cost-effective ways of addressing environmental challenges followed by a presentation addressing quality issues on marine fuels and the best ways of managing disputes. The days’ presentations will conclude with the outlook of the opportunities for use of the alternative fuels in the maritime industry.

Both days include roundtable discussions, which will enable all attendees to engage in a productive dialog covering the issues which are of the utmost interest to the shipping community. The event will be chaired by Ian Adams, Secretary General of International Bunker Industry Association. Confirmed speakers also include EivingVagslid, Head of the Chemical and Air Pollution Prevention Section representing IMO and Henrik Romland, Manager Commercial Operations from Stena Bulk.

Contact details can be viewed on the Handy Shipping Guide Events page (link from Homepage)

Photo: Courtesy of Stena Bulk