NIGEL DRAFFIN served at sea as an engineer with Shell from 1966, coming ashore in 1979 working in the Shell International Marine’s New Building, Research and Operations departments. In 1996 he moved to Bunker broking, first at Gibsons then at LQM Petroleum Services where he was Technical Manager before retiring in 2015. He has sailed on and supervised the construction and operation of bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers. He has acted as a consultant on technical issues for over 25 years and. He given expert opinions and is a supporting member of LMAA. A founder member of the International Bunker Industry Association serving as Chairman in 2012, and most recently as Treasurer (2022). He was re-elected to the Board in 2023. He was one of the authors of the JIP preparing the Guide to safe operation with 0.50% sulphur fuels (2019). He is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. He is the course director of the Petrospot bunkering courses and has presented many courses on bunkering topics for IBIA, Malta Maritime, Gibraltar Port Operators and many others. He is a regular presenter at bunker conferences. He has written 13 books on Bunkering and Shipping published by Petrospot.