The meeting place for the bunker fuel markets in the Mediterranean
We are delighted to announce our 9th annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference will take place on the 26- 27 November in Athens.
IMO 2020: 11 months on
Almost 1 year after the the IMO's 2020 sulfur cap came into full force. 11 months into this dynamic change, how will demand patterns have changed? Which compatibility issues will have arisen? Will credit be an issue? What will we know about regulations on the horizon for months and years ahead?
At this critical time, we will assemble the world's leading bunker suppliers, refiners, traders, brokers, and ship owners/operators to discuss and debate these issues. Join us as we assess the knowns and shed light on the market as it stands.
What to expect for 2020
– Assess the supply chain in a 0.5% sulfur world – what is the future of fuel oil?
Hear from the supply chain on their experiences so far. How did the transition go? What challenges remain? Can we expect more 0.5% sulfur fuels?
– Look beyond the cap – what other challenges does the market face?
With margins, credit, compatibility and quality becoming even more of an issue, how will the industry evolve over the coming years? Will we see consolidation, or even bankruptcies? How long will compatibility issues remain, and what is being done to avoid them?
– Explore the outlook for alternative fuels and on-board abatement - what will 2030 reveal?
With the sulphur cap in place, how soon will it be before the sector looks at the IMO's plan to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 and 2050? –Is LNG the future proof answer, or are there other avenues to pursue? Gain a greater overview of developments and hear from end-users on their experiences so far.
Who should attend?
– Bunker suppliers
– Oil Majors
– Ship owner/operators
– Storage companies
– Scrubber and engine manufacturers