The Bunker market through turbulent times



2020 was set to be the most challenging year yet for the world of shipping an bunkering, however when the dates were set, no one anticipated it would take place at the same time as a pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent oil price collapse is set to weigh on the global marine fuel industry for the foreseeable future, which could contract by at least 10% year on year, according to industry experts.
 
At a critical time for our sector, join us for this virtual event to better understand how the bunker players and ship owners are adapting in this time of great uncertainty, how can both sectors weather the storm?

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Virtual Conference Topic Areas:
• The bunker market as it endures the 2020 no one expected
• What next for the oil markets?
• How will shipping evolve, and how achievable are the 2030 & 2050 targets
• Quality and compatibility in a 0.50% sulphur world
• The rise of credit issues – how has 2020 changed the world of credit?
 

    For only $99, gain access to:
    • Valuable insights from 20+ speakers 
    • Our new virtual environment with an enhanced user friendly interface
    • 1 to 1 meetings with the attendees to discuss business and catch up
     
    Who attends?
    • Bunker suppliers
    • Ship owner/operators
    • Refiners
    • Bunker traders, brokers and analysts
    • Regulators and government officials
    • Private banks, investment banks and financial advisors
    • Risk managers, product controllers and finance managers

Agenda

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - The state of play for bunkering
  • 09:30 amWelcoming networking break
  • 10:00 amChair's opening remarks Tamara Sleiman, Managing Editor, Residual Fuels, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 amThe bunker fuel market – addressing the outlook for the next 6 months The ripple effects of IMO 2020 and seismic shock of COVID-19 have turned bunker fuel markets upside down, hear our insight on how the bunker market will adapt in the coming months.
    Chris Midgley, Head of Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:35 amThe state of the shipping industryEurope’s leading ship owners come together to share their perspectives and insight on the first 11 months of 2020, the 2020 transition was planned from months away, but no one could have anticipated the additional uncertainty a global pandemic could have brought to the global markets.
    Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
  • Session 1
  • 11:00 am Trading bunkers through uncertain times Adapting to the ever changing market through 2020 has been key to ensure, however with global bunker demand has been forecast by the IEA to drop by 8% on the year in the second quarter, the dramatic fall in demand for cruises could hit Mediterranean players harder. 
    Speaker to be announced soon
  • Session 2
  • 11:00 am Quality and compatibility issues in a low sulfur world  In the run up to the transition, concerns over the quality of low sulphur fuel blends were high. Come February more and more reports of sediment-related bunker fuel quality issues were being reported. 6 months in, it’s time to assess the current low sulfur fuel blends out there are the same issues still arising?
    Steve Bee, Group Commercial & New Business Development Director, VPS
  • 11:25 pm New for 2020 – with the aim to replicate the communal experience of in-person events we are delighted to announce the addition of video networking at this event. Much like an in person event, you will have the opportunity to roam the networking area, have private video chats or even break off into group discussions and network as effectively as you did before.
  • 12:25 pm Credit and the new challengesAs the globe endures the impact of COVID-19, credit and the availability of it are in an area of doubt. The long term financial impact is yet to be fully understood, but as it is, credit is set to become a much more important factor going forwards.
    Speaker to be announced soon
  • 12:25 pm Meeting changing regulations on marine fuel quality and the effectiveness of fuel additives
    With new issues appearing with VLSFO in the form of high pour point and problems with waxing, fuel treatment protocol is a worthwhile insurance to adopt to ensure confidence in the fuel.
    Rebecca Farrall, Managing Director, Aderco Ltd
  • 12:50 pm Leaders discuss – Overcoming the effects of a global pandemic Svend Stenberg Mølholt, Group COO, Monjasa
    Cem Saral, Chief Executive Officer, Cockett Group
    Unni Einemo, Director & IMO Representative, IBIA
  • 13:30 pm Question and answer with our experts (LIVE)
  • 14:00 pm Close of conference

Friday, November 27, 2020 - The first and next steps to decarbonizing the sector
  • 10:00 amChair’s Welcoming Remarks Tamara Sleiman, Managing Editor, Residual Fuels, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 amSpecial update – the IMO’s role in decarbonising ships In 2018 the IMO set out their initial strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. Understand the progress so far as well as the next steps in implementing the strategy, how can the 40% CO2 target be met by 2030?
    Roel Hoenders, Acting Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Subdivision for Protective Measures, International Maritime Organization
  • 10:35 amPanel - Decarbonising shipping For ship owners and operators, reaching decarbonisation targets will require application of technology that is still under development, more planning to allow for slow steaming, and the purchase of large volumes of zero-carbon or carbon-neutral sustainable fuels.
    Kasper Søgaard, Head of Research, Global Maritime Forum
    Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions
    Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival
  • 11:00 amThe bunker fuel market – on the road to decarbonisationThis is not the 2020 we expected, and the impact from COVID-19 is still expected to have long term consequences. However, the next targets set out by the IMO remain, and the industry as a whole will need to prepare and adapt. How much of a challenge will it be to meet the 2030 and 2050 targets, and is there is obvious answer today of how we can transition?
    Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine and Energy Consulting
  • 11:25 amNew for 2020 – with the aim to replicate the communal experience of in-person events we are delighted to announce the addition of video networking at this event. Much like an in person event, you will have the opportunity to roam the networking area, have private video chats or even break off into group discussions and network as effectively as you did before.
  • 12:25 pmPanel – 0.50% fuel and its’ enforcement The questions on how to ensure robust enforcement before the 0.50% sulphur’s enforcement where a key talking point for last year’s event, now 12 months on, although the pandemic will have made testing complicated where do we stand on enforcement, what penalties are there, and is testing happening?
    Beth Bradley, Partner, Shipping Team, Hill Dickinson
    Sunil Krishnakumar
    , Senior Technical Adviser, International Chamber of Shipping
    Helen Barden
    , Senior Solicitor, (FD&D), North Group, The North of England P&I Association Limited
    Captain Wolfram Guntermann
    , Director Regulatory Affairs, Hapag-Lloyd
  • 12:55 pmEssential exchange - Future fuels snapshot The landscape for bunker fuels is expected to change as the industry looks further ahead to more environmentally friendly alternatives. Hear 5 minute overviews of the leading options for a zero carbon world, developments and scope for scaling up
    - Hydrogen
    - Biofuels
    - Methanol
    Niels de Vries, Lead Naval Architect, C Job Naval Architects
  • 1:25 pmQuestion and answer with our experts (LIVE)
  • 1:55 pmClose of conference with networking




Key numbers

20+

Speakers from
around the world

220+

Attendees last year

21%

Suppliers

20%

Traders and brokers

20%

Ship owners and operators

Speakers

• Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
 Steve Bee, Group Commercial & New Business Development Director, VPS
 Rebecca Farrall, Managing Director, Aderco Ltd
 Svend Stenberg Mølholt, Group COO, Monjasa
 Cem Saral, Chief Executive Officer, Cockett Group
 Unni Einemo, Director & IMO Representative, IBIA
 Tamara Sleiman, Managing Editor, Residual Fuels, S&P Global Platts
 Roel Hoenders, Acting Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Subdivision for Protective Measures, International Maritime Organization
 Kasper Søgaard, Head of Research, Global Maritime Forum
 Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions
 Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival
 Beth Bradley, Partner, Shipping Team, Hill Dickinson
 Sunil Krishnakumar, Senior Technical Adviser, International Chamber of Shipping
 Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine and Energy Consulting
 Helen Barden, Senior Solicitor, (FD&D), North Group, The North of England P&I Association Limited
 Captain Wolfram Guntermann, Director Regulatory Affairs, Hapag-Lloyd
 Niels de Vries, Lead Naval Architect, C Job Naval Architects

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We're pleased to announce a new virtual conference format for this year's Mediterranean Bunker and Shipping Fuel Virtual Conference, with added networking functionality including:

Group networking
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Pricing

S&P Global Platts Mediterranean Bunker Fuel and Shipping Virtual Conference will take place Online on November 26-27, 2020.

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Access to:
- Presentations
- Q&A
- On demand
- Networking area
- Exhibition areas
- Workshops
Mediterranean Bunker and Shipping Fuel Virtual Conference
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