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7th March 2017
9th March 2017


IBIA’S JAMAICA FORUM 2017: Shining a spotlight on opportunities


The ‘New Panamax’ fuelling a new era in the Caribbean: IBIA to Highlight Emerging Bunkering Opportunities with Regional Forum

With the expanded Panama Canal boosting shipping volumes and enabling transit for larger vessels, there are real opportunities for the Caribbean to increase bunker and marine services.

The event will includea one day IBIA basic bunkering course plus a day of region-specific training, forum presentations and a practical look at the bunkering operations in the Caribbean, combined with world class networking and social events aimed at showing off the Caribbean whilst giving excellent opportunities to discuss local and broader issues.

Target Audience:

  • Local and International industry
  • Local Government and Port Authorities
  • Ship owners, Bunker suppliers, Traders, Brokers, Port Authorities, Credit Reporting companies, Lawyers & Journalists

Sponsorship opportunities:

  • Event Sponsor
  • Forum Sponsor
  • Cocktail reception sponsor
  • Gala dinner sponsor
  • Various branded items

Those interested in adding their support to the forum can discuss sponsorship opportunities with Paul Davis, Director of Sales & Partnerships, Ship & Bunker, who can be reached by email at pd@shipandbunker.com, and by phone at +1.876.417.2403 (mobile) or toll free at 1.800.898.5473.

Should you wish to register for the event please email ibia@ibia.net

For more information regarding press passes and media alliances please contact Tahra Sergeant on tahra.sergeant@ibia.net or on +27 21 7905318 or  click here


07 March 2017 – Basic Bunkering Course (1 day)

Introduction to the Bunker Business 
What are bunkers? Ships, Ports and Agents. The Players: Buyers/Sellers/Brokers/Deliveries. The oil and shipping markets.

The Commercial Deal 
Enquiry: Quantity, Grade, Location, Date, Special Conditions.
Offers: Validity, credit, negotiations, counter–offers, acceptance, contract and responsibilities, confirmation, invoice and settlement.

Where, when, why and how much? Port restrictions, liaison and communications, delivery methods, customs requisition and receipt forms.

What are marine fuels? Diesel and Gas oil? Specifications, handling before and after delivery, analysis, blending.

Real Life 
Disputes: Quantity–Quality. Examples of real disputes. The basic causes and effects of: Demurrage/Delay, Cancellation, Payment problems, Legal liabilities. How to avoid disputes.

Should you wish to register for the course please email ibia@ibia.net