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28 – 29 November 2023
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Agenda at a Glance

9:00 AM

Chairman’s Opening Remarks  

Anthony Mollet, Executive Officer, Marine Fuels Alliance

9:05 AM

Global Prospects and Complexities

Energy Supplies Keynote:

Global Economy and Energy Market Outlooks

The session will outline the of energy supplies in the context of the global economy and highlight the significance of understanding current energy market positions and navigating future challenges. 

Global economic outlook, key trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the maritime sector

The interdependencies between economic growth, trade, energy demand and supplies, and what it all means for the shipping industry

Energy market trends and forecasts, energy transition to decarbonisation, market disruptions and future scenarios for conventional marine fuels markets

Rebecca Monk, Head of Asia Pacific Marine and Aviation Sales, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific

9:30 AM

Global Prospects and Complexities 

Shipping Address:

From the High Seas to New Frontiers: Assessing Priorities, Constraints, and Opportunities

The Shipping Address will emphasize the critical role of shipping in global trade and assess the industry’s upcoming challenges and opportunities caused by digitalisation and decarbonisation. Particular focus will be on:

The impact of the new marine fuels and the energy transition on global trade and shipping markets   

New Fleets and Technological Advancements – the potential impact on freight rates, vessel operations and bunkering

Regulations and compliance – challenges and opportunities for future ship investments

 Dr. Roar Adland, Global Head of Research, SSY

10:00 AM

The State of Bunker Markets

Bunker Buyers’ Dialogue:

Striking the Balance – Aligning Current Global Trade Volume with the Demands for Bunkers

The expected bunker volumes combined across all sectors

Sustainable procurement plans

Fuels specifics commercial concerns

Application of harnessing end-to-end data for transparency, innovation and emission management

Opportunities and gaps in meeting business needs whilst thriving regulatory commitments  


Gerard Ang, Head of Maritime Iron Ore, BHP


Kasper Sørensen, General Manager, Bunkers, Hafnia

Kenneth Juhls, Managing Director of ZeroNorth Bunker, ZeroNorth

Max Chao, Head of Bunker Desk, U-Ming Marine Transport Corp.

Richard Ho, Deputy General Manager, Fuel, Ocean Network Express

10:45 AM

Networking Coffee

11:15 AM

The State of Bunker Markets

Commercial Insights Panel:

Cracking the Code: Market Risk Dynamics and Bunker Price Trends

The Analyst will set the scene with an important insight into conventional fuel price trends, regulatory changes, market disruptions, volatility, currencies, inflation influences, and geopolitical influences on bunker fuel prices.

The industry perspectives on

Buyers’ perspectives on navigating market risk dynamics and bunker price trends effectively

Fuel quality and compliance

Price volatility and risk management

Track and trace fuel consumption, compliance, and operational performance using effective bunker fuel procurement processes


Yaw Yan Chong, Director of Oil Research in Asia, Refinitiv


Daniel Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Shipergy

Justin Tan, Bunker Manager, Olam Maritime Freight

Kenneth Dam, Global Head of Bunkering, TFG Marine

12:00 PM

The State of Bunker Markets

Fuel Quality Trends and Dispute Remedies

This discussion will focus on the risks and remedies associated with fuel quality, a comprehensive understanding of bunker fuel quality trends and potential disputes, and proactive measures to take to ensure fuel quality compliance and to mitigate disputes when they arise.

Fuel quality assessments – The bunker fuel market’s prevalent fuel quality issues and trends

The contractual considerations and dispute resolution mechanisms

Proactive measures in ensuring fuel quality testing, compliance and regulatory requirements

Supply chain traceability

Mitigation and remedies


Erik Widjaja, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP


Anthony Mollet, Executive Officer, Marine Fuels Alliance

Frank He, Deputy General Manager of Legal and Risk Management, China Merchant Energy Shipping

Niccole Lian, Claims Director – Asia Pacific, NorthStandard

12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM

    Chairman’s Remarks

     Claus Nehmzow, Chief Executive Officer, Binex Singapore

1:50 PM

The State of Bunker Markets

Bunker Operations Dialogue:

Unifying Technical and Operational Compatibility of Present and Future Fuel Options

The bunker industry is facing a challenge to harmonise the technical and operational aspects of various fuels while transitioning towards Net-Zero.

The Panel Discussion aims to address on unified vessel compatibility, operational processes, and technicality of fuel management. The dialogue also outlines collaboration to assess practical solutions that connects the gap between existing fuel and future fuels to ensure a safe, reliable, and compliant transition.

Technical and operational compatibility of alternative fuels for existing ships

Owners’ perceptions of whether their engines, fuel systems, and other onboard equipment can safely and efficiently operate with new fuels without significant modifications

The compatibility and blending of alternative zero carbon fuels with traditional marine fuels

Specifics on handling of fuels – Storage, blending procedures, quality etc.


Girish Sreeraman, Area Business Development Manager (SEA & India), Maritime, DNV


Eswynn de Souza, Director Engineering and Projects, Eaglestar

Goh Chung Hun, General Manager, Fleet, Pacific International Lines

Shaja Mathew, Fleet Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Soumendu Das Roy, Technical Director, Teekay Tankers

2:35 PM

Scalable Zero-Emission Fuels

Fuel Pathway, Maturity Gaps and Pricing Analysis


Pernille Dahlgaard, Chief Business Regulation & Analytics Officer, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

2:55 PM

Scalable Zero-Emission Fuels

Regulatory Review:  

Decarbonising Shipping Post MEPC 80, Strategic Framework and Transitional Paths  

This Panel will examine the action points of MEPC 80 outcomes, strategic reviews, and the impact they have on the bunkering industry. A discussion between the regulator and the industry will highlight solutions to pressing regulatory and compliance issues. These issues include incentives, investments, policy amendments, shipowners’ priorities and the FuelEU Maritime regulation enacted on 1 January 2025, etc.


Pernille Dahlgaard, Chief Business, Regulation and Analytics Officer, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping


Eman Abdalla, Global Operations Director, Cargill Ocean Transportation

Jesselynn Lai, Head of Public Affairs, Southeast Asia and Oceania, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Terence Tan, Director – Carbon Management, UN Global Compact Network Singapore

Wong Kai Cheong, Senior Technical Manager, INTERTANKO

3:55 PM

Networking Coffee

4:25 PM

Scalable Zero-Emission Fuels

Alternative Fuels Debate:

The Viability and Realities of the Promising Fuels

This debate will explore the viability and realities of alternative fuels, allowing attendees to gain insights, share experiences, and collectively evaluate the potential of Bio-LNG, Ammonia, Biofuels, and Hydrogen in developing sustainable marine fuels.

Commercial options for alternative fuels – Characteristics, competitiveness, availability, and potential benefits

Assessing technical feasibility, compatibility with existing and new engine designs, and challenges associated with retrofitting and conversion

Investigating alternative fuels availability, production capability, and distribution

Comparing alternative fuels with traditional marine fuels, evaluating their economic viability and cost competitiveness

Future Outlook and Roadmap – New ship investments, cost of fuels and technology

Safety and regulatory considerations


Prof. Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation


Khoo Hwee Lan, Global Network Development and Strategy Manager, Shell Downstream LNG

Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Ardmore Shipping Asia

Peter Lye, Global Head of Shipping, Anglo American

Prashanth Athipar, Principal, Maritime Supply Chain Excellence and Sustainability, BHP

Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, President, Strategic Partnerships, VPS

5:25 PM

Scalable Zero-Emission Fuels

The Methanol Panel:

The Global Supply, Production, Availability and Practical Pathways   

The Methanol Panel will address the key aspects current methanol supply, production, availability, and practical pathways as a definitive marine fuel. With added focus on bunkering infrastructure, technology advancements, vessel investments, low-carbon production, storage and safety considerations to reinforce methanol as a viable and sustainable fuel option.

Shipowners view of investment opportunities in new vessels and vessel conversions

Recent developments in methanol bunkering infrastructure, bunkering technologies, storage, transfer, and supply chain solutions

Low-carbon methanol production outlook and methanol demand for marine fuel  

Achieving safe and efficient methanol usage in marine fuels


Jean-Jacques Lavigne, Interim-CEO, Binex Singapore


Alex Hartnoll, Head of Business Transformation and Sustainability, X-Press Feeders

Capt. Jagadeesan Natarajan, General Manager, Orient Marine Co., Ltd. (Subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Japan)

Morten Jacobsen, Chief Executive Officer, Green Marine Group

Capt. Satinder Singh Virdi, Principal Consultant, Head of Research and Development, DNV

6:15 PM

Bunker Buyers Networking Cocktail

9:00 AM

Chairman’s Remarks

Serena Huang Xiaohui, Project Manager, Drewry

9:05 AM

Scaling Up LNG Bunkering

Keynote Address

LNG’s Pathway to Net Zero in Shipping: Exploring Viable Scenarios of Decarbonisation

Listen to an insightful and forward-looking perspective of decarbonisation with LNG bunkering on a global scale, along with its current state and future prospects. A range of scenarios for LNG and emerging bio-LNG will be discussed in light of regulatory frameworks, with a spotlight on how energy efficient and methane abatement innovations can be maximised.

Khoo Hwee Lan, Global Network Development and Strategy Manager, Shell Downstream LNG

9:35 AM

Scaling Up LNG Bunkering

Global LNG Panel:

Next Steps for LNG Bunkering – Accelerating the Transition

The Panellists will discuss the next actions and implications of energy diversification, regulations, policy, supply chains, and the adoption of new fleets, providing valuable insights into the next steps to accelerating LNG bunkering’s full transition.

LNG fleets and vessel adoption: Owners and operators’ views on LNG fuelled vessels, vessel design, retrofitting, and operation considerations

Accelerating the transition through onboard technology and engine design  

Harmonisation of international regulations to facilitate LNG bunkering’s global expansion

Exploring regions and ports that drive LNG bunkering growth and identifying emerging markets with untapped potential


Serena Huang Xiaohui, Project Manager, Drewry


Karlene Bylund, General Manager – Development and Trade, Pilbara Ports Authority 

Kenneth George Ng, Member, Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative; MISC Berhad

Manwendra Singh, Fleet Manager, LNG, LPG and FSRU Group, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

10:20 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:50 AM

Scaling Up LNG Bunkering

Industry Roundtable:  

Infrastructure, Supply Chain Assurance and Innovations

The Roundtable will delve into the critical aspects of LNG bunkering, including the development of robust infrastructure, the assurance of a secure supply chain, and the exploration of innovative technologies, all of which are crucial for advancing LNG as a promising transitional marine fuel.

The requirements for LNG terminals in terms of infrastructure, storage facilities, and bunkering stations

Costs, investment, and project partnerships

Technology and innovations for a reliable network of LNG bunkering

Making LNG fuels available consistently, ensuring suppliers are confident in the scale of production and distribution


Capt. Walter P. Purio, Marine Advisor, CCRC, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Capt. Abhishek Asija, Managing Director, Ship Management Commercial APAC, V.Group

Dr. Mohamed Aboeldahab, Head of Investment Promotion, General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone; Member of National Bunkering Committee

Robert Malabar, Managing Director, Pilbara Clean Fuels

11:35 AM

Game Changing Fuel and Emission Management Technology

UODS is a marine fuel transition process to reduce total life cycle emission to convert traditional HFO to a lower cost transition compliant VLSFO marine fuel

Cryogenically captures CO2, sulphur, nitrogen and water for collection and/or disposal

Test Cryogenic Carbon and Sulphur Capture (CCSC) Rig successfully captures approximately 4t CO2 per day from stack gas

Scalable design – 45 ft shipping container

Zero or near-zero pollutant emissions

Capt. Walter P. Purio, Marine Advisor, CCRC, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

11:55 AM

Networking Lunch and End of Conference

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