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

IBIA Announces New Board Members

At the IBIA AGM on Monday 9th February 2015 it was announced that the following members had been elected to the IBIA board from the 1st April 2015. Patrick Holloway, of  Webber Wenzell John Stirling of World fuel Services  Nigel Draffin of LQM Board members standing down on the 1st April  where… …more…

IBIA: Bunker Quality is Improving

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Monday said bunker fuel quality was improving markedly, partly as a result of a campaign by the association. According to IBIA, early results for 2015 from fuel tests carried out by Intertek ShipCare showed 8 percent of bunker samples to be off-specification (off-spec.). This… …more…