The Marine Fuels Alliance (MFA), a bunker organisation formed in 2021, on Tuesday (26 April) launched a survey on its website to provide a platform for bunker suppliers to raise concerns, while providing an opportunity for potential parties to join MFA.
“The Marine Fuels Alliance is setting the agendas for the inaugural meetings of its new members,” Executive Officer Anthony Mollet told Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
“We are addressing critical areas affecting all suppliers and will be producing as many resources and solutions as we can with the support of our key partner companies.
“The survey is designed to give suppliers a chance to reflect on their areas of concern and pressure. The more we learn from suppliers, the easier it is to tailor what the MFA can offer. We have to steer the course of our Focus Groups.
“We are driving up membership and this is a means to attract more of those suppliers who are looking for support and connections.”
Note: The survey can be found on MFA’s website here.
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Published: 28 April, 2022
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