26 March - 28 March 2019
Algeciras, Spain

Argus Bunker Fuels

Countdown to IMO 2020 - Bringing clarity to an uncertain market 

The shipping industry will undergo a huge change in its use of fuel from 1 January 2020, as the International Maritime Organisation’s tighter sulphur cap comes into force, dictating the use of compliant fuel or abatement technologies.

With the deadline fast approaching, join the inaugural Argus Bunker Fuels 2019 conference on 26-28 March in Algeciras, Spain, to track the latest market trends and shape your IMO 2020 strategy.

The strategic location of the Bay of Algeciras Port, adjacent to the strait of Gibraltar, makes it an exceptional enclave for bunkering operations at anchor and alongside. Annually, more than 100,000 vessels pass through the strait, and more than 1,300 hectares (13km²) are available for anchoring in exceptional shelter conditions.

Network with market leaders to benefit from high-level dialogue, knowledge sharing, exclusive networking opportunities and business development potential.

Book now to join your international peers at this event.

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Why you should attend

  • A focused agenda

    Discuss the availability of different fuel options within the region, changing demand, refinery economics, the importance of shipowners' fuel management programmes, fuel testing, and the latest innovations in technology solutions available for shipowners, operators and managers.
  • A unique audience

    Aimed at shipowners, managers and operators, the inaugural Argus Bunker Fuels 2019 is the only conference that brings together the ports in the Gibraltar strait and clients. This is your unique opportunity to obtain strategic intelligence on the regional bunker fuels business from both customers and peers.
  • Exceptional networking

    Join your market for high-level networking engagements, including a boat tour of the Port of Algeciras, two evening cocktail receptions, networking lunches, champagne roundtables, extended coffee breaks and more.

Gain strategic perspectives from industry experts, including:

Shipowners and operators:

  • Klaus S. Stamp, Head of Bunkers, Bunkers Department, NORDEN
  • Claus Kesting, General Manager - Bunker Procurement, J. Lauritzen 
  • Poul Woodall, Director - Environment & Sustainability, DFDS
  • Captain Andreas Christopoulos, Operations Manager, Thenamaris (Ships Management)

Bunker suppliers:

  • Alberto Martínez-Lacaci, Vice-President, Marine Fuel, Cepsa
  • Alex Jamet, General Counsel, Peninsula Petroleum
  • Senior representative, Repsol

Logistics groups:

  • Hari Dattatreya, Global Oil Director, Vopak 

Port authorities:

  • José Luis Hormaechea Escós, Managing Director, Algeciras Bay Port Authority
  • Li Na, Manager, Bunkers Department, Zhejiang Seaport International Trading Company Ltd (a subsidiary of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Group)
  • Rafael Pirro, Panama Canal Authority
  • John Ghio, Deputy Captain, Gibraltar Port Authority

Industry associations:

  • Grant Hunter, Head of Contracts and Clauses, Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
  • Juan Flores, Chief Executive Officer, Owner Of Ship Agency and Board Member, Algeciras Shipping Services Association (AESBA)

Customs services:

  • Jesus Otero, Chief Executive Officer, Europea Group

Innovative solutions providers:

  • Ingo Knudsen, Business Development Manager, Marine Flow Solutions, Endress+Hauser
Join market leaders to benefit from high-level dialogue and business development potential at the only conference that brings together the ports in the Gibraltar strait. 


Who will you meet?

  • National oil companies
  • Bunker buyers, shipowners and ship charterers
  • Fuel oil / bunker traders
  • Port authorities
  • Banks and professional advisers
  • Shipping and marine companies
  • Storage / terminal companies
  • Supply / service companies
  • Regulators
  • Industry associations
Sponsors at Argus Bunker Fuels 2019