FUJCON 2023 will be brought to you by S&P Global Commodity Insights on 13-15 March 2023!

The power of Platts benchmark community and market knowledge, together with insights and expertise of legacy IHS Markit will enhance this important event taking our conference to new heights as industry and the marine world come together in the post-Covid environment.

Along with our hosts, the Government of Fujairah & Port of Fujairah, we are pleased to hold the 13th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON 2023) from 13-15 March 2023 in Fujairah, UAE, under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, and the support of the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone.

The Forum is a staple in the calendar for the international bunker community, bringing together a global audience including leading oil and bunker producers/traders, oil majors, national oil companies, shipowners and operators, ship managers, ship brokers, refiners, classification societies, maritime lawyers, bankers, consultants, supply and service companies.

FUJCON 2023 Conference Theme

“The Maritime Energy Transition & Future Fuels”

Under the theme, the Forum will explore the energy transition and carbon reduction requirements which are forcing a paradigm shift in the maritime industry. It will examine market developments and Fujairah’s future fuel options from the supply, operational, environmental and economic perspectives, as well as the possible technologies, investments, delivery infrastructure and industry collaboration needed to uncover new green maritime solutions and achieve sustainability goals.


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    Duration: 3 days
FUJCON 2023 Theme Highlights
            •  Official Opening
            •  Session 1: Shipping Outlook – Transformations, Innovations & Sustainability
            •  Session 2: Fujairah As A Global Energy Hub – Growth & Opportunities
            •  Session 3: Pricing, Product Trade & Oil Storage Outlook
            •  Session 4: Marine Fuel Quality & Technology Perspectives
            •  Session 5: Regulatory & Legal Challenges Facing the Industry
            •  Session 6: Environmental Initiatives & Accelerating the Development of Future Fuels
March 13 - FUJCON Opening Evening
    • 17:00 Pre-registration
    • 19:00 Networking reception

March 14 - FUJCON day 1 agenda
    • 8:00 Registration and welcome refreshments
    • 9:00 Opening Remarks by Conference Co-ChairmenMohammed Majed Bin Al Aleeli, Director General, Fujairah Department of Industry & Economy
      Dave Ernsberger, Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    • 9:20 Welcome remarksDr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Chairman, FUJCON Steering Committee
    • 9:30 Ministerial Address
    • 9:50 Keynote 1: State-of-the-Oil & Gas MarketsDr Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE
    • 10:10 Keynote 2: State-of-the-Marine Fuel AlternativesDave Ernsberger, Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    • 10:30 Keynote 3: State-of-the-Bunkering OutlookTyler Baron, CEO, Minverva Bunkering
    • 10:50 Q&A
    • 11:00 Networking Break, hosted by Port of Fujairah
    • 11:30 Session One: The Shipping Outlook – Transformation, Innovation, Regulation & Sustainability
      •  Tanker market outlook & shipping patterns post 2022 
      •  Fleet management optimization with greater environmental & operational efficiencies 
      •  Scalability of potential new fuels & infrastructural investments needed
      •  Forging of long-term partnerships for the green transition, technologies and sustainability goals
      •  Role of finance in driving the energy transition
      Kenneth Dam, Global Head of Bunkering, TFG Marine
      Ali Shehab,
      Global Director of Special Projects & Services, DNV 
      Guido Cardullo,
      Head of Business Development, Fratelli Cosulich 
      Moderator: Katharina Stanzel, Managing Director, Intertanko 
  • 12:15 Conference Luncheon, hosted by National Bank of Fujairah
  • 14:00 Session Two: Fujairah as a Global Energy Hub – Growth & Opportunities
    •  Crude oil storage – Ease of business and flexibility
    •  Expansion of product storage facilities
    •  Fujairah’s petroleum & refinery landscape in the short to medium term
    •  Expansion plans for Fujairah – LNG & crude storage
    Moderator: Andy Critchlow, Head of EMEA News, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Capt Salem Al Hamoudi,
    Director, Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ)   
    Martijn Heijboer, Business Development Manager, Port of Fujairah  
    Maha Abdelmajeed, Commercial Manager, VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd FZC  
    • 15:00 Session Three: Pricing, Product Trade & Oil Storage Outlook
      • Evolution of fuel oil trade flows from the Middle East in line with recent international developments
      • Fuel Pricing, arb spreads and demand trends
      • Trading of ICE Murban futures contracts: An update
      • Tackling liquidity issues in the industry. What can banks offer for trade credit risks?
      • trategies and benefits for bringing transparency to greater levels – bunker price indications, fuel availability, voyage costs etc
      • What are terminal infrastructure changes needed to handle storage of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and biofuels?
      Andrew Laven, Chief Operating Officer, Sahara Energy Group DMCC   
      Malek Azizeh, Operating Partner, Prostar Capital  
      Kenneth Juhls, Managing Director, Zeronorth Bunkers
      Law Say Huat, General Manager, Vopak Horizon Fujairah Terminals Ltd
    • 16:00 Networking Break
    • 16:30 Session Four: Marine Fuel Quality & Technology Perspectives
      • Fuel and operational challenges facing the marine fuels sector
      • Flashpoint - New requirements on suppliers for documentation and assurances
      • Contamination – Mitigating risks and the possibility of enhanced bunker fuel testing prior to delivery
      • Retrofitting for dual-fuel gas engine technology amidst the future fuel uncertainty
      • What lubrication performance requirements are needed for safe and reliable engine operations?
      • Ship-based carbon capture - What are the technologies and costs involved? Can scrubbers provide a viable carbon capture option?
      Capt Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director, Asia, ME, Africa, VPS   
      Naeem Javaid, Global Operations Manager, Lloyds Register FOBAS 
    • 17:30 Close of Day One
    • 19:30 Conference Dinner, hosted by AKRON Trade and Transport
March 15 - FUJCON day 2 agenda
    • 8:30 am Welcome refreshments
    • 9:30 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
    • 09:30 Session Five: Regulatory & Legal Challenges Facing the Industry
      •  LNG clauses for time charter parties – delivery, management & quality of LNG as fuel
      •  Contractual obligations under ISO 8217 (Clause 5) and revised MARPOL Annex VI (Regulation 18.3), for providing protection against contaminants in fuel
      •  New approach to contractual relationships between owners & charterers under EEXI transition clause, EEDI & CII requirements
      •  Obligations to monitor, report and verify emissions
      •  Framework for rules to declare cargoes carbon neutral – methodologies for transparent and accurate emission calculations
      •  Transparency needed for offsetting emissions from fossil fuels with carbon credits
      Cem Saral, CEO, Cockett Group
      Alex Jamet,
      General Counsel, Peninsula
      Jasmin Fichte,
      Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Dubai
      Unni Einemo, Director & IMO Representative, IBIA
  • 10:35 Networking break, hosted by Intertek
    • 11:00 Session Six: Environmental Initiatives & Accelerating the Development of Future Fuels
      •  Fujairah’s environmental initiative to treat and dispose oil wastes
      •  Latest initiatives on Fujairah’s environment and safety issues - Tracking environmental emissions and industry transitions, using alternative energy sources
      •  Outlook for alternative fuels - Transitioning from “grey” to “blue” to “green” pathways for alternative fuels: LNG, Biofuels, Hydrogen/Ammonia and Methanol
      •  Outlook for public and private partnerships in testing new technologies and fuel types
      •  Governments, port states and flag states - Role in ensuring safety standards for fuel handling are put in place
      •  The role of green shipping corridors in the marine energy transition
      Moderator: Lyn Tattum, VP & Head of Events, S&P Global Commodity Insights
      Karl W. Feilder,
      Founder, Neutral Fuels
      Christopher Berg Lassen, Chief Commercial Officer, Bunker Holding A/S
      Dr Natalie Gupta, Director Bunkering-Value Chain Partnerships/New Markets, Yara Clean Ammonia
      Frederic MEYER, Head of Strategy & Projects Department, Marketing & Services-Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels
    • 12:00 Closing RemarksMohammed Majed Bin Al Aleeli, Director General, Fujairah Department of Industry & Economy
    • 12:15 Close of FUJCON 2023, followed by Conference Luncheon
    • 14:30 Offshore Site Visit

FUJCON 2021 Attendance

Bringing together global market leaders to leverage on high level dialogue, knowledge sharing, networking opportunities and business development potential, FUJCON attracts from over 50 countries globally.

Advisory Committee

HE Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi H.E. Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi,
Chairman, FUJCON Steering Committee, UAE

Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi had a distinguished career in Government of the United Arab Emirates as a Diplomat. Starting as Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi in 1984, Dr Al Kindi was transferred to the United Nations, New York serving as U.A.E mission from 1986-1995. He represented U.A.E. at the United Nations Security Council from 1986-1987 and the U.N. General Assembly during his post. He was appointed Charge d’Affairs of the U.A.E. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1995-1997.

Dr. Al Kindi has served as Director of Ruler’s Office, Government of Fujairah, U.A.E. from 1997-2006. He also served in the United Arab Emirates Federal Government’s Cabinet as a Minister for Environment & Water.

MoradCapt. Mousa Morad,
Managing Director, Port of Fujairah, UAE

Biography coming soon.

AleeliMr. Mohammed Majed Bin Al Aleeli,
Director-General, Fujairah Department of Industry & Economy, UAE

Mohammed Obaid Bin Majed Al Aleeli is Director General of Department of Industry & Economy for the Government of Fujairah. Mr Majeed is a member of the Board Fujairah National Bank and Arab Company for Poultry Production. Also, member of Federal Committee for Assortment and Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Economy as well as Emergency and Natural Disaster.

Capt. Salem Al Hamoudi,Capt. Salem Al Hamoudi,
Director, Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ), UAE

Capt Salem Al Hamoudi is the Director for Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ), a position held since 2018. He has been working in oil and gas shipping and trade since 2000. Capt Salem joined Port of Fujairah in 2012 as a management member of Fujairah Oil Tanker Terminals. Prior to that, he worked at National Gas Shipping Company at the division of fleet operations of Gas tankers, part of ADNOC group; as well as in TOTAL looking after the management of offshore logistics.

Muhammad Ali Al-MukassahMr. Salim Muhammad Ali Al-Mukassah,
Director, Department of Public Works & Agriculture, Fujairah, UAE

Biography coming soon.

Capt. MayedCapt. Mayed Alameiry,
Harbour Master, Port of Fujairah, UAE

Biography coming soon.

Capt. Saeed AlyammahiCapt. Saeed Alyammahi,
HSSE Manager, Port of Fujairah, UAE

Biography coming soon.


ChristopherBergLassenChristopher Berg Lassen,
Chief Commercial Officer, Bunker Holding A/S

Biography coming soon.

Cem SaralCem Saral,
Group CEO, Cockett Group

Cem Saral is the CEO of the Cockett Group and has over 20 years of industry experience on marine fuels and fuel oil trading. Prior to joining to Cockett, Cem was last employed as a fuel oil trader by Vitol. Having worked extensively at both marine fuels and fuel oil trading industries in Europe, Asia, US, Far East and the Middle East, Cem has a sound understanding of the entire fuel oil supply chain and physical trading on a global basis. As a further value-add, he has had the opportunity to employ these direct trading experiences into areas of business development, management and strategic M&A activities.

Ali-ShehabAli Shehab,
Global Director of Special Projects & Services, DNV

Biography coming soon.

Fereidun FesharakiDr Fereidun Fesharaki,
Chairman, FGE

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well- recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s. He was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the International Advisory Board of ENEOS Holdings. He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012.

Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. He has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.

JasminJasmin Fichte,
Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Dubai

Jasmin Fichte is Managing Partner of Fichte & Co, one of the leading law firms in the Middle East that she established in 2005. She is a dual qualified English and German Solicitor, specializing in maritime law. She has been consistently named in the Legal 500 EMEA (Shipping) and Chambers & Partner. Jasmin is working with the UAE Federal Transport Authority and the Dubai government for the past 10 years on improving the maritime infrastructure. These efforts have culminated in her being appointed by H.E. Sultan Bin Suleyam to chair the Dubai Maritime Advisory Council, an authority with the mandate to advise the government on ways to improve the maritime infrastructure of Dubai.

She is the Founder of the UAE Branch of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) and chaired the same as its first President.

GuidoGuido Cardullo,
Head of Business Development, Fratelli Cosulich

Guido Cardullo is the Head of Business Development of Fratelli Cosulich, a world leading bunker trading company with offices in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Dubai, Athens, Genoa, Monaco, Paris and New York. Before that, he was Managing Director of the Singapore office of Fratelli Cosulich, where they operate as a physical supplier with a fleet of 6 owned bunker barges. Mr Cardullo joined Fratelli Cosulich in 2011.

UnniUnni Einemo,
Director & IMO Representative, IBIA

Unni Einemo joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO Representative, Media and Communications Manager after two years as a non-Executive board director. She was promoted to Director to serve as the global head of the Association in September 2018 following a unanimous decision by the board of IBIA.

Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst in the marine fuel and shipping industries in her capacity as Managing Editor for the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping specialist news services at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. She has gained expert knowledge through engaging with industry, attending numerous maritime and energy conferences, and regularly attending IMO meetings, and has herself become a sought-after speaker at industry events. In 2018, she was named among the “Top 10 in regulation” in the Lloyd’s List annual most influential people in shipping.

Katharina StanzelKatharina Stanzel,
Managing Director, Intertanko

Katharina Stanzel has served as Managing Director of INTERTANKO since 2012. A marine biologist by training, she entered the world of shipping in the 1990s. Focusing on marine pollution from ships, she spent ten years as technical advisor for the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation before joining the IOPC Funds, a UN body tasked with administering several crucial compensation conventions for oil pollution from tankers. Katharina is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and sits on the Marine and European Advisory Committees for Lloyd’s Register and RINA respectively. She was honored to be named WISTA International Personality of the Year 2012 by the Women in Shipping Trade Association.

NaeemNaeem Javaid,
Global Operations Manager, Lloyds Register FOBAS

Naeem Javaid is Global Operations Manager for Lloyds Register. His present role is focused on FOBAS Operations globally, key account management, consultancy on environmental regulations, fuel management, techno – economic assessment of energy choices for ships, project management and consultancy on marine fuels. He joined Fuel Oil Bunker Advisory Service (FOBAS), part of LR marine consulting in 2007 as marine fuel consultant. Naeem represents Lloyd’s Register on different Industry forums such as International Maritime Organization MEPC meetings, ISO Working group for LNG as marine fuel and other industry forums.

TylerBaronTyler Baron,
CEO, Minerva Bunkering

Biography coming soon.

KarlKarl W. Feilder,
Founder, Neutral Fuels

Karl Feidler is the Founder of Neural Fuels. He has over 15 years of board level Sustainability Strategy experience with public and private companies, advising large corporations across multiple industries. He has led Sustainability Strategy creation and execution for well-known brands such as DHL, McDonald’s, Del Monte, BAT, and LG. Karl combines this with an in depth understanding of the real-world usefulness of a plethora of different sustainable technologies. Having founded the first biofuels refinery in the Middle East over a decade ago, he is the acknowledged regional expert on supply chain sustainability and biofuels.

Martijn HeijboerMartijn Heijboer,
Business Development Manager, Port of Fujairah

Martijn Heijboer is Business Development Manager for the Port of Fujairah Authority. He started his career in the Netherlands, with one of North America’s largest industrial suppliers, Fastenal, to support its fast expansion program in Europe. In 2010, Martijn decided to pursue his career in Jakarta, Indonesia and respectively worked as a consultant for McKinsey at NOC, Pertamina, and held various commercial & management positions with Royal Vopak.

MalekMalek Azizeh,
Operating Partner, Prostar Capital

Biography coming soon.

AndyAndy Critchlow,
Head of EMEA News, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.

Dave ErnsbergerDave Ernsberger,
Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Dave Ernsberger is Head of Market Reporting and Trading Solutions at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Based in London, he is responsible for managing Platts commodity price benchmarks worldwide, including market reporting, news coverage and exchange relationships, from well-established markets like oil and gas through to emerging market environments like new Energy Transition commodities and recycled materials.

 Dave has served in a variety of roles at Platts, including Head of Oil Content; Editorial Director for Asia (based in Singapore), and Houston Bureau Chief. He joined Platts in 1996 as a metals reporter in London, and launched coverage of Europe’s then-deregulating gas and electricity markets in 1999.

Lyn TattumLyn Tattum,
VP & Head of Events, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Lyn Tattum is Vice President, Head of Events, Training, and Media, at S&P Global Commodity Insights and Publisher of Chemical Week. Lyn’s early career was as a journalist, publisher, writer, and interviewer in the global chemical Industry. She is well known within the international chemical and plastics industry, interviewing CEOs, chairing conferences and roundtables, and regularly attending global industry events, where she has pioneered discussions on Sustainability, ESG and Diversity.

Lyn recently launched The Chemical Leadership Circle to connect industry CEOs worldwide with critical information, providing an opportunity to network, raise awareness of key issues, and exchange ideas at a time of critical global change in economy, politics, society and business.

Andrew LavenAndrew Laven,
Chief Operating Officer, Sahara Energy Group DMCC

Andy is the Chief Operating Officer for the Sahara Group with a particular focus on the Africa market and the expansion of their business in the Middle East. He has worked in the oil industry for over 30 years and based in Dubai since early 2006 initially as the Vice President for BP’s Integrated Supply & Trading business in the Middle East. Andy then joined Bomin in 2015 as their Managing Director overseeing supply and bunker sales across the region. He has been involved across the business from upstream technical roles in Papua New Guinea, the North Sea, South Africa and Venezuela to commercial roles in Aberdeen and London.

Kenneth DamKenneth Dam,
Global Head of Bunkering, TFG Marine

Kenneth Dam is Global Head of Bunkering for TFG Marine, a joint venture created between Trafigura and ship owning companies Frontline and Golden Ocean to supply quality marine fuels to ship owners at global strategic bunkering hubs. Kenneth joined Trafigura’s fuel oil team in 2017 and in May 2019 became Co-Head of its newly formed bunkering team. Before joining Trafigura, from 2011 to 2016, Kenneth worked for Monjasa and played a key role in developing its West Africa bunkering operations. Before entering the marine fuel supply and shipping industry, Kenneth was a financial advisor for leading Danish financial services company Nykredit.

Frederic MeyerFrédéric MEYER,
Head of Strategy Projects Department, Marketing & Services-Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels

Frédéric MEYER is the Head of Strategy & Projects for TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies’ dedicated business in charge of worldwide bunkering activities. He oversees a team that focuses on low-carbon alternative marine fuel projects, R&D programs and industry initiatives. With over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, Frédéric joined TotalEnergies in 1992 and has held leadership positions in the Marketing Services and Gas, Renewables & Power (GRP) branches of TotalEnergies.

His previous roles included managing TotalEnergies’ Special Fluids and Additives business unit in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, and TotalEnergies’ Commodities Trading business for Asia Pacific and Atlantic markets.

CaptRahulCapt Rahul Choudhuri,
Managing Director, Asia, ME, Africa, VPS

Biography coming soon.

MahaMaha Abdelmajeed,
Commercial Manager, VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd FZC

Biography coming soon.

Natalie GuptaDr Natalie Gupta,
Director Bunkering-Value Chain Partnership/New Markets, Yara Clean Ammonia

Natalie Gupta works as Director for Bunkering Value Chain Partnerships in Yara Clean Ammonia (YCA) and is currently responsible for supporting the development of the market for ammonia as a shipping fuel with particular focus on global partnerships in last mile physical delivery and business development activities for downstream projects in the Middle East, Africa, and Americas.

Previously, Natalie worked as a consultant for different type of clients focusing on ports, shipping, and trade facilitation.

Kenneth JuhlsKenneth Juhls,
Managing Director, Zeronorth Bunkers

Kenneth Juhls is Managing Director at ZeroNorth Bunkers, managing the bunker optimization products and he has been working tirelessly to promote the digitalisation of the bunkering process, help customers optimise the planning and procurement processes, and support their decarbonisation journey. Kenneth has been working within the shipping, bunker trading and risk management space for 20+ years. He brings a wealth of knowledge surrounding the challenges and opportunities facing shipping companies, operators and traders.



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