IBIA Asia moved into new office premises on 24 June in Singapore’s central business district. The new office space has doubled the capacity both for training courses and for staff, with a classroom that can accommodate almost 30 trainees compared to maximum 16 before, and has office space for four staff.
These new premises have opened up opportunities to significantly expand activities in training and events, and the team wasted no time in getting started. Within days of moving in, IBIA Asia conducted its first training course on mass flow metering (MFM) at the new premises. The course, held on 28 June 2016, was attended by 24 trainees.
IBIA Asia’s “Refresher Course for Bunker Cargo Officer and Bunker Surveyor” includes an MFM training module which has been endorsed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and is a must for all cargo officers and bunker surveyors working on-board bunker tankers operating in Singapore.
Subsequent courses were soon seeing close to 30 confirmed registrations, including a one day Refresher Course on MFM, and a two day Enhanced Bunkering Course held during the second half of July.
IBIA Asia is in an ideal position to train and educate the industry on mass flow metering as Singapore gears up to the mandatory use of MFM systems during all marine fuel oil (MFO) bunker deliveries in Singapore from 1 January, 2017. Already since 1 June, 2016, all bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators, and bunker surveyors in Singapore must comply with the requirements and procedures of TR 48:2015, the technical standard for deliveries of MFO when using a MFM system.
On the training side there are also plans to start a one day general course on MFM from early September. This course is aimed at all the busy industry executives who want to have a better understanding or working knowledge of mass flow meters, but cannot afford to take more than a day out of their schedules. It will be suitable for bunker buyers, bunker traders, ship owners, technical department personnel and other interested parties. The new course, which is open to all, will be called Familiarisation on Bunker Mass Flow Metering. The course fee will be S$650.00 per person with a 25% discount for IBIA members.
**NEW OFFICE ADDRESS**
110 Robinson Road
T: (65) 6472 0916
F: (65) 6472 0919
You can reach Simon Neo, Regional Manager IBIA (Asia) directly on the following contact details:
M: (65) 96340393