BUNKERING & SHIPPING IN TRANSITION – IBIA Conference Series 2021
If you wish to become a speaker or sponsor this event, please contact Sofia Konstantopoulou Sofia.Konstantopoulou@ibia.net
Day 1 1st September, 2021
Unni Einemo – IBIA Director and IMO Representative
SESSION ONE: IMO Regulatory Changes
SESSION TWO: Recovering Covid
Is COVID-19 is still preventing the world from returning to normal. What is the post-covid impact on the bunkering & shipping industry? Are business models changing in 2021 and should do things differently? Our expert panel will discuss any specific trends for 2021 due to the effects of COVID-19.
SESSION THREE: Shipping & Freight Markets
What can we expect from the Shipping & Freight Markets as 2021 is already on course, but with many unknowns? We have a clearer picture of the year that just passed, where does that leave us in terms of what to expect for the year ahead?
SESSION FOUR: Updating on VLSFO
2020 saw the induction of VLSFO blends, which are very different from the HSFOs that dominated the market previously. Our expert panel will discuss the impact on fuel quality and operational issues, and whether the ISO:8217 specification is still sufficient.
SESSION FIVE: Alternative fuels for Shipping
The need to reduce emissions of air pollutants like SOx and NOx has already been driving the industry toward new types of cleaner-burning fuels. Going forward, the decarbonization drive will have an even bigger impact.
The IMO has set 2030 and 2050 targets for reducing the carbon intensity of international shipping, and a minimum 50% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions by 2050. Shipowners need future fuel options. What are the alternatives in the near to medium term, and how can the bunker industry adapt and be part of the transition toward low and zero carbon fuels?
Join industry experts introducing what we should expect in the years ahead.
Day Two 2nd September, 2021
SESSION SIX: Bunkering and Digitalisation
Before the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped global commerce, there was an increase in digital activity within the bunkering space. New ways of working have been developed. In this panel discussion, join new and established players in the online bunker procurement space to discuss what digital bunkering has to offer the industry.
SESSION SEVEN: Credit Risk
As banks pull their financing against a backdrop of bankruptcies and fraudulent activity, understanding and dealing with credit and risk management has never been more critical. Get the insights you need by joining industry heavyweights for this panel discussion.