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28 – 29 November 2023
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Agenda at a Glance

9:00 AM

Chairman’s Opening Remarks  

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

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 emphasise the critical role of shipping in global trade and economic growth. Outlines the need to assess current priorities, constraints, and opportunities in the shipping industry. Besides, addresses the importance of a resilient and efficient shipping industry in supporting international trade.

Marine Fuels and Energy Transition – the evolving landscape of current and alternative sources of energy   

New Fleets and Technological Advancements – the next generation of efficient, eco-friendly, and technologically advanced ships that improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact through automation and AI

Meeting Customer Expectations – working towards sustainability, transparency, and efficiency

Regulatory, compliance, and investment priorities


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  


Kasper Sørensen, General Manager, Bunkers, Hafnia

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


Justin Tan, Bunker Manager, Olam Maritime Freight

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


Anthony Mollet, Executive Officer, Marine Fuels Alliance

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

James Ingham, FD&D Claims Senior Solicitor, NorthStandard

12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM

    Chairman’s Remarks

     Claus Nehmzow, Chief Executive Office, 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 handing of fuels – Storage, blending procedures, quality etc.


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

Capt. Raymond Peter, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Singapore

Soumendu Das Roy, Technical Director, Teekay Tankers

2:35 PM

Scalable Zero-Emission Fuels

Fuel Pathway, Maturity Gaps and Pricing Analysis


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


Eman Abdalla, Global Operations Director, Cargill Ocean Transportation

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


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, Managing Director AMEA, 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


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

6:10 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

Mapping the Global LNG Bunkering Landscape: Exploring Supply Side Scenarios and Future Prospects

Listen to an insightful and forward-looking perspective on LNG bunkering on a global scale, along with its current state and future prospects. Spotlight on traditional LNG and emerging Bio LNG markets, their respective growth trajectory and demand-supply dynamics. A range of scenarios for LNG bunkering at ports worldwide will be discussed, infrastructure development, regulatory frameworks, and collaborations within the industry. Additionally, ships in the order book that will use LNG bunkers and their impact on bunkering.

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


Himanshu Singh, Vessel Manager & LNG Bunkering Lead, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

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

Steve Price, Programme Director, Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative; Head of Partnerships, Safetytech Accelerator

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


Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe

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

Shinya Hitomi, President & CEO, Ecobunker Shipping Co., Ltd.

11:35 AM

The Market Insights Presentation 

LNG Bunker and Alternative Fuels Pricing Outlook

This presentation will explore the evolving pricing landscape for LNG bunker fuel and alternative fuels in the maritime sector. The session aims to provide insight into market trends, production outlook, price dynamics, and factors influencing pricing strategies.

11:55 AM

The Market Insights Presentation 

Future of LNG Ships, Barge and Design Perspectives 

A look at the current orderbook and future of LNG-fueled ships and barges, including design perspectives and technological advances. Get a sneak peek at Shipyard’s perspective on the innovative design trends and approaches shaping LNG bunkering and barge operations of the future.  

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch and End of Conference

6:00 PM

Marine Fuels 360 Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

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