IBIA Board members present at the Istanbul bunker Conference

Three board members from IBIA took part in the Istanbul Bunkers conference on the 20th -22nd May 2015. Covering various subjects, (listed below), the event served to show the depth of knowledge that is available to the IBIA membership via it’s experienced members. Robin Meech’s presentation was entitled – Winds… …more…

IMO committee resists change to sulphur verification procedure

IBIA proposal faced overwhelming headwinds at MEPC 68 A campaign by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) to amend the sulphur verification procedure described inappendix VI to MARPOL Annex VI has faced a major setback. IBIA first put a proposal to the International Maritime Organization(IMO) sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and… …more…

New appointments for IBIA Singapore office to boost Asian development

As part of its Asia business restructuring process, IBIA – International Bunker Industry Association – has appointed Jason Leong to head up its Singapore office and lead expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. IBIA is confident of the potential to develop its membership in this important region and to raise the… …more…

Transition to new rules in North American ECA ‘relatively easy’

Shipowners and operators have experienced a “relatively easy” transition to new sulphur regulations enforced at the start of the year in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA), according to Adrian Tolson, managing director for Aegean Oil (USA). As of January 1, 2015, shipowners and operators are required to burn… …more…

Bunkering event puts spotlight on Rock’s high standards

  The Port of Gibraltar’s commitment to high safety and environmental standards was highlighted during an international bunkering forum this week. Delegates discussed key international trends in the market and had a chance to see how Gibraltar suppliers operated in this busy region.  At a reception at the Top of… …more…

MPA revokes licences

MPA Licence revocation The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine Services Pte Ltd with effect from 9 February 2015. The two companies are no longer allowed to operate as… …more…

Annual DInner 2015 Feedback

We hope everybody enjoyed the Annual Dinner at Park Plaza Westminister Bridge on Monday 9th February.   We are now collecting feedback to help us to plan next year’s event.   To add your feedback to our survey please click here