International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)

International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the suppliers and end users of marine fuel. Conceived in 1992 it has expanded steadily with a worldwide membership comprising shipowners, charterers, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, barging companies, storage companies, surveyors, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers, P&I clubs, equipment manufacturers, shipping journalists and marine consultants. Today membership stands at over 750 members from 66 countries.

We ensure that legislators hear the voice of the suppliers and end users of marine fuels. IBIA represents the industry at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a consultative non-governmental organisation. IBIA was represented on the Expert Panel in 2007 which reported to IMO about the implications of proposed revisions to MARPOL Annex VI. IBIA attends all meetings of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and the Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG sub-committee).

IBIA has also been granted “liaison status” with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This enables IBIA to contribute to discussion regarding ISO 8217 and ISO 13739.

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IBIA Bunkering Forum at APM looks at the challenges that lie ahead with regard to shipping, in meeting emissions standards.

The emergent ECA’s and IMO potential 2020 sulphur cap coupled with C02 and Nitrogen oxides along with particulate matter identify a potential “Tidal Wave” of challenges building.

The forum therefore looks at the ground being gained with liquefied natural gas (LNG) particularly in America, Europe and Singapore regarding bunkering hubs.  The scene regarding alternative fuels and price differentials with these options.

There will also be practical help from the fuel testing services identifying how to navigate buyers through the options, opportunities and pitfalls.   Plus details from the oil majors on their particular Ultra low sulphur options.

There will also be an update on the progress being made to deliver a 2016 version of ISO 8217 specification.  The morning will be brought together with an interactive session of debate chaired by IBIA’s (Asia) EXCO chairman Douglas Raitt.

17 March 2016 • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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