From the recent upheaval of IMO 2020, the present day disruptions of COVID-19, to a future demanding a complete rethink on marine energy; the shipping and bunker industries find themselves at arguably the most challenging point in their history.
In response to this most critical of times, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has announced that for 2020 its Annual Convention will take a completely new, innovative, and entirely online format.
To be held between 3 to 5 November, the ‘IBIA Annual Convention 2020 – Going Global’ event will include a virtual exhibition hall, access to extensive in-depth on-demand content, and a series of both regional and globally-focused live panel discussions with audience participation.
The event will be officially opened by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), who will deliver the keynote speech.
Unni Einemo, Director at IBIA and IMO Representative, and Henrik Zederkof, Chairman of IBIA, will both be presenting the welcome address.
Delegates interested in attending the event are welcomed to register here.
Photo credit: International Bunker Industry Association
Published: 9 September, 2020
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.