24 junio - 25 junio 2020
Istanbul, Turkey

Argus Bunker Fuels Conference

  • 08:20
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 09:30
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  • 09:45
  • Welcome address: Shipowners tackling disruption in the new decade Tamer Kiran - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Turkish Chamber of Shipping
  • What we can learn from the 2020 shipping fuel switch 
  • What is the main challenge behind sulphur 2020 and what about decarbonisation and CO2 emissions?
  • De-risking green investments in zero emission vessels
  • What is the response of flag states towards vessels that fail to comply?
  • Have shipowners aligned with the new landscape, including the price rise?
  • 09:45
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  • 10:45
  • Strategic leaders’ discussion: The bunker industry of tomorrow Cockett Group, Euronav & COFCO International

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What, if any, notable changes in corporate strategy are required to meet IMO 2020 regulations?
  • How to adapt the organisation and adjust skillsets with respect to increased efforts to decarbonise the shipping industry
  • The challenges of leading a marine fuel or shipping entity in light of highly uncertain legislative and regulatory requirements
  • How to stimulate positive public attention, encourage sustained investment and attract talent to the organisation and to the marine fuels industry in general

Session panelists:

  • Cem Saral, Chief Executive Officer, Cockett Group
  • Rustin Edwards, Head of Fuel Oil Procurement, Euronav 
  • Ulunay Terzi, Global Head of Freight Operations, COFCO International
  • Additional panelists to be announced soon
 
  • 10:45
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  • 11:15
  • Ship fuel availability and changes in a 0.5% sulphur world
  • What has been the impact so far on fuel availability?
  •  How has the marine fuel market for HFO been affected?
  • What price differentials have been seen?
  • How are refiners managing the demand?
  • 11:15
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  • 11:35
  • Speed networking

 

A quick-fire exercise in which you will be introduced to everyone in the room in 20 minutes. A great ice-breaker and opportunity to set up conversations for later in the show. Don't forget to bring lots of business cards!

 
  • 11:35
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  • 12:00
  • Coffee and refreshments

  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Interview onstage: The 2020 cap in play – Strategy for 2020 vs 2021 ship fuel purchase - part 1 Ulunay Terzi - Global Head of Freight Operations, COFCO International

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What loopholes have been found? How are they being addressed?
  • How are freight rates and weather influencing you? 
  • What are your strategies for 2020-21 fuel purchase?
 
  • 12:30
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  • 13:30
  • Interviews onstage-The 2020 cap in play - What is the best product to use? - part 2 Euronav, Energy Petrol & Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Turkey)

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What are the key marine fuel specifications affecting the choices of shipowners and operators? Any recommendations that you can give to your peers?
  • Assessing quality, compatibility and supply of very-low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO)
  • How to manage effectively the risk of commingling of VLSFO?
  • VLSFO blends:
  • How are refineries and blenders adapting to new policies on blending?
  • What drives the choice of products used for blending?
  • What to consider when choosing your blend 
  • What are the winning strategies for achieving optimal blending to improve margins?

Interviewees:

  • Rustin Edwards, Head of Fuel Oil Procurement, Euronav 
  • Mustafa Muhtaroğlu, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Petrol  
  • Bahadır Tonguc, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Turkey 
  • Additional panelists to be announced soon
 
  • 13:30
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Exploring the pros and cons of the various compliance options
  • Low-sulphur fuels, scrubbers or LNG, and why?
  • How do you manage cost, operational, and technology risks effectively?
  • Which bunker ports will feature in your compliance plans?

Session participants:

  • Alexandros Trachanas, Bunkers Procurement Operator, Thenamaris
    (Ships Management)
  • Christopher Fee, General Manager, Environment and Sustainability, Fleet Management, Oldendorff Carriers
  • Claus Kesting, General Manager, Bunker Procurement, J Lauritzen
  • Klaus S Stamp, Head of Bunkers, Bunkers Department, Norden
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • The initial to medium-term impact of IMO 2020 regulations on storage and barging: What has changed?
 
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Main drivers and limitations for bunker credit in 2020 Sinan Utlu - Senior Credit Manager, Monjasa
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Interview onstage: Scrubber-equipped ships’ experience and expectations Poul Woodall - Director of Environment and Sustainability, DFDS
  • Heavy fuel oil (HFO) availability
  • Possible port bans on wash water
  • Disposal facilities for sludge 
  • Experience of operating challenges – key learned lessons
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Afternoon coffee break and networking

  • 17:00
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  • 18:00
  • Interviews onstage: How do shipowners/operators prepare for alternative fuels?

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Financial and economic comparisons between LNG, methanol, ammonia, hydrogen and biofuels
  • Batteries and fuel cells, wind, solar, hybrid and possible cost
  • Infrastructure?
  • Fuel availability and technology progress across the fuels in the region and globally?
  • How will these be put into ships?
  • 18:00
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  • 18:10
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; Close of day one



 

 

  • 18:10
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  • 20:00
  • Evening networking cocktail reception

Entry restricted strictly to Argus Bunker Fuels conference badge holders.
 
  • 08:50
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  • 09:50
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:50
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  • 10:00
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Interview onstage: Are biofuels a viable alternative for shipowners?
  • 10:30
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  • 11:30
  • Panel discussion: Port/ship communications and potential efficiency savings in the new era

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How have you boosted bunkering activities?
  • What are the latest developments in alternative bunker fuels and adoption rates?
  • What does alternative fuel infrastructure look like?
  • How do you increase efficiency and reduce emissions by smarter logistics?

Session panelists:

  • John Ghio, Deputy Captain of the Port, Gibraltar Port Authority
  •  Additional panelists to be announced soon

  • 11:30
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  • 12:15
  • Break and knowledge cafés
  •   Knowledge café: Grab a coffee and join a table of your choice to share ideas and network with fellow industry professionals

    Table one: Designing the jobs of the future
    Leader: Bahadır Tonguc, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Turkey 

    Table two: Will 2020 marine gasoil demand exceed expectations?
    Leader: tbc

    Table three: Main drivers and limitations for bunker credit in 2020
    Leader: Sinan Utlu, Senior Credit Manager, Monjasa
     
  • 12:10
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  • 12:15
  • Roundtable leader conclusions
  • 12:15
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  • 13:45
  • Networking lunch
 
  • 13:45
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  • 14:20
  • Interview onstage: Blockchain unlock in the new digital era – Burden or opportunity for shipping and bunkering?
  • 14:20
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  • 14:30
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; Close of the Argus Bunker Fuels conference