The 2017 established Association of Bunker Industry (Singapore), also known as ABIS, will be organising its first bunker industry forum on 26 November to help shipowners, operators, and general members of the marine fuels industry at the republic prepare for IMO 2020.
The free admission event 2020: Are You Prepared? will be moderated by Douglas Raitt, the regional consultancy manager at bunker fuel analysis and advisory service firm Lloyd’s Register FOBAS, Singapore.
Representatives from various spheres of the Singapore-based bunkering industry, including marine fuel measurement engineering solutions firm Metcore International and international testing agency Eurofins (Singapore), will be presenting at the event.
“Among topics covered by this industry meeting are IMO 2020 compliance, and also the role which bunker surveyors can participate in order to protect buyer interest,” informs Daniel Phua, President of ABIS.
The event, meanwhile, further aims to open industry dialogue through engagement with the republic’s industry players who may be looking for local representation.
“ABIS comprise of members within the bunker surveying, trading, lab analysis, technology sectors and more who find use in a local bunkering-focused organisation to represent them during dialogues with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore,” adds Phua.
“We view this event as an opportunity for us to engage with local industry players and understand their respective concerns heading into IMO 2020.
“Our raison d’être stems from the lack of a local trade association fully specialising in marine fuels at Singapore port; hence, the formation of ABIS.”
Details of the event and its contact for registration are as follows:
Date: 26 November, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 1200 hrs to 1630 hrs
Venue: Novotel Clarke Quay
Registration/Lunch: 1200 hrs to 1330 hrs at Square Restaurant
Dress code: Business Attire
Interested participants may RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Association of Bunker Industry (Singapore)
Published: 21 November, 2019
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