The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the global bunker industry and represents all stakeholders across the industry value chain. IBIA’s membership includes ship owners/operators, 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. Formed in 1992, IBIA has members in more than 70 countries. IBIA promotes improved standards, knowledge and understanding in the industry. This is done through a variety of events and courses, engaging in working groups, by disseminating reliable and accurate information and offering practical advice where we can. IBIA also lobbies for effective, pragmatic and workable regulations. One of the most important arenas for that is at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) where IBIA has consultative status as a non-governmental organisation. IBIA attends all meetings of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and a number of Sub-Committees.
The Methanol Institute (MI) serves as the global trade association for the methanol industry, representing the world’s leading producers, distributors, and technology companies. MI promotes the benefits of methanol as a short and long-term solution for decarbonizing the shipping industry. Founded in 1989 in Washington DC, MI now represents its members from five offices around world in Singapore, Washington DC, Beijing, Brussels and Delhi.
Founded in 2016, with numerous high-profile members including shipping companies, ports, LNG suppliers, bunkering companies, infrastructure providers and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), classification societies and banks, SEA-LNG is a multi-sector industry coalition whose members work together to demonstrate the benefits of LNG as a marine fuel throughout the entire value chain. We do this by commissioning and communicating independent research on topics including the emissions, investment and infrastructure cases for LNG. We are recognised as a voice for the industry, providing credible, fact-based analysis to aid decision-making by the shipping industry, investors and regulators.
The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established to promote safety and industry best practice in the use of gas as a marine fuel. The Society has Consultative Status with the IMO and is governed by a representative Board and driven by three principal Committees. SGMF has several working groups at any one-time solving issues and producing outputs such as Guidelines and checklists for the industry. The Society has produced thirteen ISBN publications, has over 150 international members ranging from energy majors, port authorities, fuel suppliers through to equipment manufacturers and classification societies. The Society is the definitive information resource for the industry.
Ship & Bunker
Ship & Bunker is the world's most read publication focused on the marine fuel markets. Founded in 2012 and based entirely online, it boasts an audience of over 60,000 individual readers every month. Completely independent, it is the leading industry authority providing comprehensive daily news, exclusive in-depth features and analysis, along with daily & historical bunker price indications for over 200 of the world's biggest bunkering ports. Visit ShipAndBunker.com today to learn more.