CEO’s introduction to the September newsletter
Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, which is published on the eve of SIBCON, probably the biggest bunkering event in the world. As you would expect, IBIA is playing a prominent role at the convention. Please come along and see us on stand 62 for a chat and a drink. Also many of our board members and IBIA Asia exco members are speaking on behalf of IBIA and as leading industry experts at the convention.
IBIA will be also be holding a closed forum with the leading bunker ports of the world to discuss bunker industry issues, most notably IBIA’s Port Charter. And a reminder: having listened to all the commentary and views on the industry at SIBCON, why not chill out and relax with us at the IBIA golf event on Friday?
This month’s newsletter is packed with topical information ranging from the verdict in the Danish bunker court case to the low flashpoint fuels progress at IMO, along with the implementation of ballast water regulations. We also have articles on Canada’s ECA fuel testing regime. It is good news for the industry that all tests done so far have been compliant.
A great deal has happened over the past month with IBIA out and about, and we have reports on IBIA’s activities around the world in Africa, Europe, and of Asia. I finish my introduction returning to Asia where we feature a Q&A with our resident Director in Asia, Lim Teck Cheng, a pioneer in many ways. He has contributed so significantly to IBIA’s growth in the region, and the initiative on developing standard operating procedures for surveyors in Singapore.
Last but not least we look ahead to what IBIA is doing in the coming months and our upcoming board elections. It’s still not too late to participate in IBIA governance.
Hope to see you in Singapore next week.
Chief Executive, International Bunker Industry Association
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