IBIA Asia Report – Q1 2024

IBIA Asia Report – Q1 2024

Methanol Bunkering Workshop

As shared in the previous quarter, together with Green Marine, we are developing a training programme on methanol bunkering. Developing effective training programmes involves adhering to standards and best practices in ensuring that the training is well-designed, impactful, and aligned with international standards and regulations. Whilst we wait for standards for methanol as a marine fuel to be available, we are pleased to share that we will conduct our first methanol bunkering workshop on 20 March 2024, in Singapore. 

Designed to provide an understanding of methanol as a marine fuel, the course will be delivered by experienced facilitators who have been ship captains and chief engineers of dual-powered vessels. They will bring real world insights into ship design, building, and operation with methanol. 

I eagerly anticipate kickstarting this workshop and I will share with you more details on it shortly. We will subsequently roll out this workshop to other parts of Asia this year. 

IBIA Asia Dinner 2024

Following the success of the IBIA Asia Dinner last year, I am also pleased to share that we will be having our IBIA Asia dinner 2024 on 17 April, as part of the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW).  While the dinner in Asia may not be as big and grand as our prestigious London Gala Dinner, members can look forward to a night of networking and good food and drinks! Our IBIA Executive Director, Mr. Alexander Prokopakis will also join us in the Lion City, and we look forward to hosting our Asia members that evening. As seats are limited, I would like to strongly encourage you to get your tickets early!


The biennial event will return to Singapore on the 8-10 October 2024. SIBCON is a significant event in not only the bunkering industry, but also in the maritime and shipping industries. During the conference, professionals, stakeholders, and experts in the bunkering and maritime sectors gather to discuss industry trends, share knowledge, and explore business opportunities. IBIA is honoured to be invited to be part of the SIBCON Steering Committee where we are given the opportunity to help shape the conference programme. 

These activities reflect IBIA Asia’s commitment to education, training, and collaboration within the bunkering and maritime sectors and I look forward to your support and continuous engagement throughout the year. 

Siti Noraini Zaini

Regional Manager, IBIA Asia

T: +65 6472 0916​

E: siti@ibia.net

Web: www.ibia.net

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