Where the fuel markets meet

The bunker industry is under increased pressure to address environmental impacts and reduce emissions across its value chain. The IMO Initial GHG Strategy mandates that shipping’s GHG emissions be reduced to at least 50% below 2008 levels by 2050.

This timely annual event will take an in-depth look at pricing trends and impacts from the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, access to capital while recovering from a global pandemic, and the decarbonization of the world of shipping and bunkering. We will discuss current viable solutions and the prospects of zero-carbon alternatives.

The decarbonization of the bunker industry offers unique commercial and industrial infrastructure opportunities, including developing and emerging economies.

Topics of discussion will include:

The viability of zero-carbon bunker fuels for decarbonizing the industry

There is uncertainty around which of the emerging new bunker fuels will be the most significant in decarbonizing the industry. What are the alternative fuels coming into the mix? What role will LNG play in the bunker fuel transition? What is the commercial viability of ammonia, green methanol, and hydrogen as future bunker fuels?

Looking ahead at bunker fuel investment and value-chain transformation

A panel of experts will examine how the market can drive investment in zero-carbon fuel options. What is the commercial and regulatory future of bunker fuels? What are the opportunities, risks, and challenges ahead? What is the current landscape for financing compliant fuels vs. new fuels entering the market? Is there enough bunker credit and capital access to drive transformation?

S&P Global Platts Bunker Fuel Market Update

S&P Global Platts specialists will examine the main market challenges today. We will cover key pricing trends in the bunker fuels buying market, supply and demand dynamics impacting the value chain, and the resilience of North and Latin American bunker markets.


All times are in CDT

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • 10:00 am Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10:05 am Keynote Presentation: The Role of LNG in the Bunker Fuel Transition
    — What is the value and competitive case of LNG as a marine fuel?
    — How can Bio-LNG lead to carbon neutrality?
    — Growing global LNG fleet, port infrastructure, and market trends
    — Bio-LNG and synthetic LNG to support net-zero market transition

  • 10:30 am Essential Exchange: The Future of Bunker Fuels: Navigating Towards A Low and Zero-Carbon Market
    — What is bunker fuels’ commercial and regulatory future?
    — What are the alternative fuels? Role of LNG, ammonia, green methanol and hydrogen?
    — What is the role of Bunker Fuels in the energy transition? How can the industry adapt, and be part of the transition toward low and zero carbon fuels?
    — Vision vs. Reality: IMO targeting a 40% reduction in carbon intensity in the global fleet by 2030, and a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the fleet by 2050.
  • 11:30 am S&P Global Platts: Global Bunker Fuels Pricing Update
    — Pricing developments and takeaways from IMO 2020
    — Evolving supply and demand landscape
    — Addition of alternative fuels into the pricing mix
  • 12:00 pm Thought Leadership Presentation
  • 12:30 pm Break
  • 12:45 pm Project Spotlight: Maersk Path Towards Decarbonization of Shipping
    — Maersk is aiming to operate the world's first carbon-neutral vessel by 2023
    — Feeder vessel will be powered by carbon-neutral methanol, will be launched in 2023 and will have a capacity of 2,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU)
  • 1:15 pm Essential Exchange: Global Shipping in Motion: What’s Ahead for Bunker Fuel Investment and Value-Chain Transformation?
    — How can the bunker fuels market drive investment to a greener marine fuel ecosystem? What are the opportunities, risks, and challenges ahead?
    — Financing of compliant fuels vs. new fuels entering the market. Is there enough bunker credit and financing options to drive this transformation?
    — What are the major infrastructure needs and current projects in development transforming the future bunker fuels?
    — What are the key driving factors driving the growth of global bunker fuel market and international sea trade?
  • 2:15 pm Thought Leadership Presentation
  • 2:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks
  • 3:00 pm Close of Conference


    We are in the process of confirming speakers for this program. Please check back for updates.


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