The 12th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum

Fuelling The Future - Solutions & Challenges

Location: Virtual

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Starts: 23 Mar 2021

Ends: 24 Mar 2021

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The 12th Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum 2021, hosted by the Government of Fujairah & Port of Fujairah, and supported by the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ), will be held as a virtual event from 23 – 24 March 2021.

The virtual event will support the global FUJCON community, meeting annually from over 35 countries, with the twin pillars of information exchange and networking, to stay connected until FUJCON re-convenes physically.

The Virtual FUJCON 2021 will bring key decision makers, thought leaders and marine experts who will be sharing views, analysis and insights on the global bunker and fuel oil market developments, & explore the continuing impact and recovery from COVID-19 against the backdrop of industry challenges of the IMO 2020 transition, OPEC + oil price collapse, the horizon of a multiple fuel future, digitalization, decarbonisation and sustainability goals.

FUJCON 2021 will take a deep dive into the key challenges, cutting edge analysis and offering solutions, stability and sustainability for the global and Middle East fuel oil, bunker & oil storage markets, grappling with the market landscape brought about by the pandemic.

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Ministerial Address

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei was appointed as the UAE Minister of Energy on 12 March 2013, where the Ministry's main tasks focus on contributing to sustainable development, coordination and representation of the petroleum, minerals, electricity and water affairs; and making a good use of them all for the benefit of the national economy. Moreover, H.E has been appointed in 2017 as The UAE Minister of Energy and Industry.

Besides his ministerial responsibilities, His Excellency holds the following positions:

- Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Borealis».
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of «Nova Chemical Company».
- Member of the Supreme Petroleum Council.
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Supreme Petroleum Council.
- Member of the Board of Directors of Mubadala Investment Company.
- Member of the Executive Committee of Mubadala Investment Company.
- Member of the Mubadala Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (ARCC).
- Member of the Board of Directors of Dolphin Energy Limited.
- Member of the Board of Directors and Board Vice-Chairman of «Barakah One Company»
- Member of the Board of Directors and Board Vice-Chairman of «Nawah Energy Company»

H.E. graduated in 1996 from the University of Tulsa in the United States with a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering. He was born in Dubai on July 1, 1973. His hobbies include poetry, literature and history. He is married and has four children.

FUJCON Steering Committee Members

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi

FUJCON Steering Committee

FUJCON 2021 Welcome Address


Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi has a Doctorate degree in Public Administration from U.S.A. He has had a distinguished career in Government of the United Arab Emirates as a Diplomat. Starting as Second Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi in 1984, Dr Al Kindi was transferred to the permanent mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, New York serving from 1986-1995. As a member of the U.A.E. Mission, he represented the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations Security Council from 1986-1987 and the U.N. General Assembly during his post. He had attended many international conferences.

Dr. Al Kindi had also served as Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee at the 45th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1988, Vice Chairman of the Fourth Committee at the 46th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1989.

After he completed his tour of duty at the U.A.E. Mission, he was appointed Charge d’Affairs of the U.A.E. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1995-1997.

Dr. Al Kindi has served as Director of Ruler’s Office, Government of Fujairah, U.A.E. from 1997-2006. At this period he was also the Member of G.C.C. Consultative Committee (Parliament). He also served in the United Arab Emirates Federal Government’s Cabinet as a Minister for Environment & Water.

Capt. Mousa Morad

Managing Director
Port of Fujairah, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Steering Committee Member


Capt. Mousa Morad is a Master Mariner, with more than 38 years’ experience in marine related activities and management. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Port Operations Management from Humberside College of Higher Technology, England, UK.

Capt Mousa joined the Port of Fujairah as Assistant Harbour Master in 1981 and was appointed General Manager in 1995. During his tenure the Port of Fujairah, capitalizing on its strategic position outside the Straits of Hormuz, has undergone significant development both in berths and facilities and the range of its commercial activity.

A major part of the Port’s commercial portfolio is oil related. Capt. Mousa is also a Development Committee Member of Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ), which oversees Tank Storage Development in the Emirate, and is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, a Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, and Ruler of Fujairah.

The Fujairah Anchorage is internationally recognized as a major marine logistics location and Fujairah ranks with Singapore and Rotterdam in the world’s top 3 bunkering locations.

Additionally, the introduction of new and extensive on-shore storage in the Emirate, a crude oil pipe line from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah became operational in 2012, and the development of further berths and the introduction of sea terminals mark still further expansion and growth.
Fujairah is a major and pivotal location and, under Captain Mousa Morad’s leadership, will be at the forefront of the challenges and changes the Marine related oil industry will face in the years ahead.

Mr. Mohammed Majed Bin Al Aleeli

Director-General, Fujairah Department of Industry & Economy, UAE

FUJCON 2019Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman

• Masters Degree in Management Technology, USA, Dec. 1988
• Theses Oral Exam in Industrial Management, USA, Aug. 1988
• Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology, May, 1982

Current Occupation:
• Director General of Department of Industry & Economy – Government of Fujairah (March, 1989 – up to date)
• Member of the Board, Fujairah National Bank (up to date)
• Member of the Board, Arab Company for Poultry Production in Fujairah (2006 – up to date)
• Member of Federal Committee for Assortment and Economical Cooperation – Ministry of Economy
• Member of Federal High Committee of Contentment Protection – Ministry of Economy
• Member of Federal Committee of World Trade Organization – Ministry of Economy
• Member of Federal Committee Emergency and Natural Disaster

Other Occupation:
• Ex. Member of UAE Federal National Council - Abu Dhabi (1990 – 1998)
• Ex. Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture – Fujairah
• Ex. Member of the Board Fujairah National Insurance

• Fluent in Arabic - speaking, reading and writing
• Fluent in English – speaking, reading and writing

• Sports (Football , Tennis & Golf )
• Traveling, Fishing
• Reading different books

Capt. Salem Al Hamoudi

Director, Fujairah Oil Industry Zone, UAE

MPGC 2020 Speaker


• Since 2000 involved in oil and gas shipping and trade;
• Master Mariner by profession, graduated from Australian maritime college;
• Masters degree in port management from UK;
• Worked at National Gas Shipping Company at the division of fleet operations of Gas tankers, part of ADNOC group;
• Worked in TOTAL looking after the management of offshore logistics;
• Joined Port of Fujairah in 2012 as a management member of Fujairah Oil Tanker Terminals;
• Committee member of Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum;
• Committee member of Fujairah Energy Data Committee FEDCom
• Director of Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ) since 2018
• Member of the Direct Foreign Investment Committee

Mr. Salim Muhammad Ali Al-Mukassah

Department of Public Works
& Agriculture
Fujairah, UAE

Capt. Mayed Alameiry

Deputy Harbour Master, Port of Fujairah, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


After a career in the Merchant Navy for a period of 9 years, and a period ashore in Flag State and Port State Control at the National Transport Authority, Captain Mayed Alameiry joined Port of Fujairah as a marine pilot in 2012.

In 2013, he took up the post of Assistant Harbour Master, culminating in the position of Deputy Harbour Master in December 2014. He is responsible for marine operations, including pilotage and towage planning and performance management. During his time at Fujairah, he obtained a MSc in Ship and Shipping Management.

He serves as a member of the local emergency team of the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

Capt. Saeed Alyammahi

Deputy Operations
Manager/Port Security Officer
Port of Fujairah, UAE

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

FUJCON 2021 Keynote Speaker


Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 where he led the energy program as a Director and Senior Fellow till 2013.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies). He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, he was appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for
Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors. Dr.
Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.

Mr. Mike Muller

President, Vitol Asia, Singapore

FUJCON 2021 Keynote Speaker


Mike Muller joined Vitol in London in 2018 and is now Head of Vitol in Asia, based in Singapore. Prior to this he spent 29 years at Shell where he was a member of the Global Trading & Supply Leadership team from 1999. In his last 5 years at Shell Mike led their global Crude Trading and Supply business. In the 1990s Mike was Trading and Supply Manager for Shell Australia and subsequent to this he spent six years in various business development and supply/trading coordination roles in Singapore. Mike graduated from Cambridge University in 1988.

Mr. Roel Hoenders

Head of Air Pollution & Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organisation, UK

FUJCON 2021 Keynote Speaker


Mr. Roel Hoenders is currently acting as Head of the Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency team in the Marine Environment Division of the IMO Secretariat. He is responsible for IMO’s regulatory agenda on the reduction of atmospheric pollution from ships in line with MARPOL Annex VI and the implementation of IMO’s Initial Strategy on reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

Roel holds a law degree, with specializations in international environmental and maritime law, complemented by postgraduate studies in environmental sciences and business sustainability.

Prior to joining the IMO Secretariat, Mr. Hoenders worked as legal expert and policy officer on defining EU clean air and renewable energy policies in the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission and on promoting sustainable shipping in the environment department of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). In earlier functions at the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) and DHL Netherlands he advised on corporate climate and sustainability strategies

Fireside Chat with Mr Philippe Khoury and Mr Dave Ernsberger

Mr. Philippe Khoury

EVP, Sales & Trading, ADNOC Group, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


  • Philippe Khoury is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in trading, refining and marketing. Currently Executive Vice President, Trading & Sales at ADNOC, one of the world’s leading energy companies, Philippe is responsible for establishing and running ADNOC’s global trading function.
  • Philippe has a distinguished track-record of maximizing value across the oil and gas value chain. Prior to joining ADNOC in April 2018, he worked for HSBC in the roles of Global Head of Strategic Energy Solutions, and subsequently Vice-Chairman Oil & Gas and Vice Chairman HSBC Bank Middle East.
  • From 2000 to 2011, Philippe served as President and CEO of Atlantic Trading & Marketing Inc., TOTAL SA’s Trading and Shipping affiliate for the Americas. Previous to this, Philippe was Vice-President ELF Trading SA for Africa, LATAM & the Caribbean (1997 – 2000), and held a number of trading and refining roles in Russia and Switzerland (1982 – 1997).
  • Philippe holds a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance & Marketing, multiple degrees in Risk Management, and has completed a range of Senior Executive and Finance Management Programs.

Mr. Dave Ernsberger

Global Head of Content & Market Insight, S&P Global Platts, UK

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Dave Ernsberger is Platts' Global Head of Commodities Pricing and Market Insight. Based in London since 2010, he is responsible for managing Platts' worldwide coverage of all commodities markets, news and analytics.

Dave has served in a variety of roles at Platts, including Head of Oil Content, where he managed Platts’ global coverage of oil markets, news and analytics between 2010 and 2016. Before that, Dave was Senior Editorial Director for Asia, managing Platts' editorial and analytical groups in Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, and China from 2004 until 2009.

Dave joined Platts in 1996 as a metals reporter, and, in 1999, Dave took on responsibility for Platts' new European power start-up ventures as editor-in-chief, launching coverage of the deregulating electricity and natural gas markets in the European Union. He relocated to Houston in 2001 as bureau chief, before moving to Singapore in November 2003.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., Dave has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and politics from Warwick University, England, and a master's degree in international relations from Southampton University, England.

Confirmed Speakers

Ms. Katharina Stanzel

Managing Director, Intertanko, UK

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Katharina Stanzel has served as Managing Director of INTERTANKO since 2012. The fifth MD in the Association’s long history, she brings an environmental background to the position. She holds postgraduate qualifications in coastal management and business administration from universities in Germany, the UK and Australia.

A marine biologist by training, she entered the world of shipping in the 1990s. Focussing on marine pollution from ships, she spent ten years as technical advisor for the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation before joining the IOPC Funds, a UN body tasked with administering several crucial compensation conventions for oil pollution from tankers.

She is a Member of the American Bureau of Shipping and sits on the Marine and European Advisory Committees for Lloyd’s Register and RINA respectively. She also served as non-executive director on the Board of SeaAlarm, a Belgian foundation that brings together NGOs, government agencies and industry to enhance oiled wildlife response.

She was honoured to be named WISTA International Personality of the Year 2012 by the Women in Shipping Trade Association.

Mr. Siavash Alishahpour

Managing Director, VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Mr. Siavash Alishahpour is a Chemical Engineering graduate with major in Refining Engineering. He has over 30 years’ experience in both Refining and Oil Terminal businesses, and was appointed as Managing Director and Board member of VTTI Fujairah Terminal Ltd in October of 2011.

Mr. Alishahpour Joined the Vitol / VTTI Group in May 2007 after the acquisition of the Fujairah Refinery Company Limited by the group where he was appointed as the General Manager of the VTTI Fujairah Terminal. He is also Managing Vitol’s Fujairah Refining Limited (FRL) Fzc, an 80,000 BPD Refining facility.

Since joining Vitol / VTTI in 2007 Mr. Alishahpour has held several leadership positions and served as board and steering committee member of several businesses and projects . Prior to joining Vitol / VTTI, Mr. Alishahpour worked for the Fujairah Refinery Company Limited in Fujairah and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

Mr. Anders Onarheim


FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Anders Onarheim's extensive knowledge in management, business development and capital markets was acquired when he was Managing Director in companies within Carnegie Group for over 16 years, prior to joining BW LPG in 2020.

Prior to Carnegie, Mr Onarheim served as the Head of Equities of Enskilda Securities Norway from 1994 to 1996. From 1990 to 1994, he served as an Executive Director in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in the UK. From 1986 to 1990, he was Vice President for institutional sales in Merrill Lynch in the US and the UK. Mr Onarheim has held numerous board memberships within different industries, and is currently Chairman of North Energy ASA and Vice Chairman of Reach Subsea ASA. He served on the BW LPG Board from 21 November 2013 to 20 May 2020.

He holds an MBA from the Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated in 1986.

Dr. Jeff Brown

President, FGE Group

CNF 2020 Speaker
LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 2020 Conference Co-Chairman
MPGC 2020 Speaker


Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s research and consulting efforts globally across oil, gas and NGLs. He oversees consultants based in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

FGE has over 350 clients globally subscribing to its various retainer, consulting and commercial advisory services. In addition to specialized consulting, FGE releases over 850 reports annually, ranging from two to 300+ pages. FGE also commits to visit and brief every client at least once annually. Dr. Brown both supervises and engages directly in all of these efforts.

Jeff re-joined FGE seven years ago from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy. He was a regular featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris. During this time, he developed the IEA’s short- to mid-term oil demand forecasting framework and led research examining oil/gas interfuel substitution. Before the IEA, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where his primary emphasis was LNG Markets East of Suez.

Dr. Brown is the author of many articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and widely cited as an energy expert, including interviews with The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and appearances on news channels such as CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year.

Mr. Lars Liebig

Managing Director, Uniper Energy DMCC, UAE

Mr. Gary Hubbard

COO, Neutral Fuels, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Gary Hubbard is Chief Commercial Officer of Neutral Fuels, the largest producer of European-compliant net zero biofuel in the GCC. His focus is on providing high quality net zero fuel to the logistics, maritime, FMCG, hospitality and construction industries across the UAE, including the bespoke Neutral Fuels technology that dramatically improves the way transportation fleets are managed. He specialises in supply chain optimisation and strategic planning, reducing client costs and enhancing their business operations. Hubbard’s extensive international supply chain experience has been gained in the Middle East, North and South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe. He has worked in senior leadership positions for DAMCO, DSV, DHL, Geodis, Hapag Lloyd and Transmar Line. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

About Neutral Fuels

Neutral Fuels pioneered Net Zero Biofuel in the UAE, the clean, green renewable fuel which immediately reduces transport carbon emissions to zero, enabling organisations to stop contributing to climate change. Surrounded by bespoke technology including an embedded AI engine, handheld apps, and IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, Neutral Fuels gives each customer a full supply chain audit trail and detailed insights that enable them to reduce fuel losses and operating costs, and improve fleet efficiency.

Neutral Fuels is a member of The Neutral Group, an international cleantech organisation which builds sustainability strategies for the logistics, maritime, energy, hospitality and FMCG industries. Neutral Fuels is the largest producer of biofuel in the Gulf region. Headquartered in Dubai, the company operates in the UAE, Bahrain, India, Singapore and South Africa, and is rapidly extending its operations to other parts of the world. Neutral Fuels was the first company to achieve ESMA certification (UAE.S 5023:2018) and its fuels are compliant with the European Standards EN 14214 and the American Standards ASTM D6751.

Mr. Andrew Laven

COO, Sahara Energy Resources DMCC, UAE

Capt. Rahul Choudhuri

Managing Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa, VPS

FUJCON 2021 Speaker

VPS Roundtable 2021 Moderator


Capt. Rahul Choudhuri is the VPS Managing Director for Asia, Middle East & Africa. He has been involved in the management of fuel quality & quantity survey business for 30 years.

Rahul is a Member of the following Associations:

• Chairman of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Marine Fuels Committee (2019-2021).

• Member of the Singapore Technical Committee (TC) for Bunkering which has developed the bunkering standards in Singapore, such the SS600 & SS648. The TC for Bunkering is under the Singapore Standards Council (SSC) & Enterprise Singapore(ESG).

• Immediate past Chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Asia Executive Committee (2016- 2018).

• Member of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) International & Technical Committees (2019-2021).

Mr. Neill Stuart Robertson-Jones

Head of Corporate Banking, National Bank of Fujairah, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Neill joined National Bank of Fujairah as the Head of Energy and Marine in March 2019. In this role, he was responsible for spearheading the Energy and Marine business segments within the Bank and working alongside teams to drive this department forward.

In 2020, Neill was appointed as the Head of Corporate Banking overseeing business segments under Government and Large Corporates, Contracting, Energy and Marine.

Over the past 16 years, Neill has built a career as the Head of Corporate Banking operating across multiple pre-eminent banks in the Middle East. During his roles, he was responsible for leading diverse corporate teams and support functions of more than 30 staff, with complex multinational requirements.

Neill enjoys a long and diverse track record of expertise in the banking sector, as he has worked with strong players in the banking space such as Qatar National Bank, National Bank of Kuwait, Arab Bank Plc and Bank of Scotland.

Prior to joining NBF, Neill served as the Head of Large Corporates at Qatar National Bank.

Mr. Sonnich Thomsen

Managing Director, Bunkers, Sing Fuels Pte Ltd, Singapore

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Mr Sonnich Thomsen is Managing Director of Sing Fuels Pte Ltd since March 2018. Prior to this he served in the following companies:-

- Mercuria Energy Trading SA Singapore as Asia Head of Minerva Bunkers Pte Ltd from May 2016 to March 2018
- Minerva Bunkers Pte Ltd Singapore as Bunker Manager from December 2014 to April 2016
- OW Bunker & Trading A/S for 12 years and 11 months including as Managing Director of OW Bunker Singapore from June 2014 to November 2014, Trading Manager from February 2008 to June 2014 and Bunker -
- Trader from February 2006 to February 2008. He was also Bunker Trader at OW Bunker Denmark from January 2004 to February 2006
- Prior to OW Bunker, Sonnich was a Sales Trainee in the Aalborg Area, Denmark from January 2002 to December 2003 and served at the Den Kongelige Livgarde (Military Service) from June 1998 to May 1999
- Sonnich has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD) and Strategic Marketing Sales from the Aalborg University

Mr. Dennis Ho

Managing Director, ElbOil Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mr. Richard Matthews

Director, Consultancy & Research, EA Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd, UK

FUJCON 2021 Speaker


Richard joined Gibson in 2014 as the Head of Consultancy & Research having previously spent 5 years as a Business Manager at IHS Maritime & Trade. Richard’s primary responsibility is to advise Gibson’s broking and consulting clients on future freight market developments in order to inform chartering and investment strategies. In this role, Richard spends a significant portion of his time travelling internationally to present Gibson’s views on the market to clients and at industry events. Richard has a First Class degree in Business and Economics.

Key Agenda Highlights

Promoting active dialogue between leading oil and bunker producers/traders, oil majors, terminal operators, refiners, bankers, shipowners and classification societies, FUJCON will provide insights into the latest developments and key drivers of the bunker & fuel oil business.

Highlights of Critical Issues to be Addressed 

  • Review of IMO 2020 1st year of implementation
  • Tanker market outlook post COVID-19 and OPEC+
  • Fujairah project updates and outlook for bunker volumes, oil storage & LNG
  • Outlook for crude & refined products in Fujairah
  • Middle East benchmarks and focus on Murban
  • Role of digitization and blockchain technologies in the industry
  • Bunker fuel availability, procurement patterns and credit availability
  • Market experience in using compliant fuels and quality and compatibility concerns
  • The role of LNG in the future energy mix and its environmental footprint
  • 2030 to 2050 – Future fuels landscape and scalability challenges for reducing carbon and GHG emissions in shipping

Attend the Forum to engage in a discussion of these pressing issues, listen to valuable insights and analysis from key decision makers, thought leaders and marine experts, and connect with your peers on the global bunker and fuel oil market developments. 

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Conference Sessions

+ Official Opening, 23 March 2020

  • Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman
  • Welcome Address
  • Ministerial Address
  • Keynote Addresses
    • State-of-the-Global Oil Market Outlook – Impact of COVID on Oil Markets
    • State-of-the-Global Shipping/Bunkering Outlook
    • 2020 compliance regime/Road Map for Future Fuel Oil Markets/Fleet Efficiency Ratings/Sustainability & Outlook for 2030/2050

+ Conference Sessions, 23 – 24 March 2021

  • Session 1: Shipping Outlook Post 2020/Covid-19 – Opportunities & Challenges
  • Session 2: Fujairah Energy Hub Developments
  • Session 3: Outlook for Crude & Refined Products – Perspectives from LSFO Producers
  • Session 4A: Risk Management & Oil Storage
  • Session 4B: Digitalization of the Industry
  • Session 5: Bunker Outlook & Marine Fuel Quality: Tackling the Challenges Post 2020
  • Session 6: Post 2020 Future Fuels Landscape: Outlook for LNG, Hydrogen, LPG, Methanol & Biofuels

Fujairah Bunkering Week (FBW) Optional Pre-Conference Courses

Courses held during FBW will give participants a wide choice of fuel oil disciplines and offer in-depth analysis on oil trading, managing bunker fuels post IMO 2020 and buying & selling bunkers.

The two-day courses, will examine the impact of new maritime regulations and guidelines, changes in market dynamics reshaped by the pandemic, while providing extensive learning opportunities with in-depth instruction, practical insights and best practices; with case studies and guest presentations specially arranged as part of the curriculum.

See below for more details.


+ 15 - 16 March 2021: VLSFO-2030 2-Day Course

Practical Handling of VLSFO & ULSMGO Post 2020 & Future Trends of 2030 Alternative Fuels (VLSFO-2030)

2-Day Course

15 – 16 March 2021

Efficient fuel management and safe fuel handling are critical and important to ensure fuel reliability & compliance under IMO’s 2020 sulphur regulations. Significant growth in the use of distillate and non-distillate compliant fuels recently, has brought to fore potential risks in the use of these fuels related to cold-flow properties, stability, contamination, cat-fines, lubricity, viscosity, density, ignition, combustion quality & more. Attend this course to examine the critical risks and develop management strategies to address these problem areas.

+ 17 - 18 March 2021: International Oil Trading 2-Day Course

International Oil Trading: Introduction & Special Focus for the Marine/Shipping Industries (IOT)

2-Day Course

17 – 18 March 2021

In 2019 the global shipping fleet used about 4 million barrels a day of high sulphur bunker fuel. In 2020 with the new sulphur cap regulations, a substantial amount of this has been replaced by marine diesel (also known as marine gasoil). The marine diesel market is quite different from that for bunker fuel. It is intricately linked to the international market for diesel and other middle distillates and is therefore influenced by different marketing drivers. Both the absolute price and the price volatility of diesel are higher than for heavy fuel oil but there are well-tested techniques to help manage the risks involved.  

This 2-day workshop provides delegates with an introduction to oil trading, particularly the very large international middle distillate market, and the concept of managing the new price risks using futures and swaps.

+ 21- 22 March 2021: The Science of Buying Bunker Fuels 2-Day Course

The Science of Buying Bunker Fuels (Buying Bunkers)

2-Day Course

21 – 22 March 2021

The process of having to source for compliant fuels by ship owners and operators has made bunker procurement the heart of shipping companies’ strategies and managing energy procurement, a top priority for now and in the future. With the onset of Covid-19, strategic supply chain planning and management has become an imperative for bunker players, with the focus of buyers being not only on fuel price but also, fuel availability.

This virtual training course comprising 2 live instructor-led sessions, focuses on examining effective and efficient fuel procurement strategies to deliver a vessel with the fuel it needs to run itself. The course will examine the entire fuel and lubricants procurement process including transitions and shifts in the last 5 years covering:-

  • Procedures of the inquiry, purchase order, sales contract, delivery method, sampling and testing methods
  • Current issues and challenges to payment and claim examples, including claims prevention for both the seller and buyer and the relevance of bunker brokers

FUJCON Programme for the Week

+ 15 March 2021, Monday

Practical Handling of VLSFO & ULSMGO Post 2020 & Future Trends of 2030 Alternative Fuels (VLSFO-2030)

2-Day Course by William Tan

12:00pm – 3:00pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 1: VLSFO Challenges & Lessons Learnt

+ 16 March 2021, Tuesday

Practical Handling of VLSFO & ULSMGO Post 2020 & Future Trends of 2030 Alternative Fuels (VLSFO-2030)

2-Day Course by William Tan

12:00pm – 3:00pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 2: ULSMGO Usage, Handling & Challenges

+ 17 March 2021, Wednesday

International Oil Trading: Introduction & Special Focus for the Marine/Shipping Industries (IOT)

2-Day Course by Daniel Carr

11:00am – 1:00pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 1
    • Global Oil Trading
    • Oil Pricing
    • Shipping

Half-hour break

1:30pm – 3:30pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 2
    • The Deal
    • Exposure


+ 18 March 2021, Thursday

International Oil Trading: Introduction & Special Focus for the Marine/Shipping Industries (IOT)

2-Day Course by Daniel Carr

11:00am – 1:00pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 3
    • Futures Exchange
    • Swaps
    • Clearing

Half-hour break

1:30pm – 3:30pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 4
    • To Hedge or Not?
    • Differential Trading
    • Management Control


+ 21 March 2021, Sunday

The Science of Buying Bunker Fuels (Buying Bunkers)

2-Day Course by Irene Notias

11:00am – 12:30pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 1: The ABC’s of Bunker Fuel Buying

Half-hour break

1:00pm – 2:30pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 2: Buying Efficiently for Cost Savings


+ 22 March 2021, Monday

The Science of Buying Bunker Fuels (Buying Bunkers)

2-Day Course by Irene Notias

11:00am – 1:00pm (UAE Time)

  • Module 3: The Bunker Game


+ 23 March 2021, Tuesday

The 12th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON)

2-Day Virtual Forum

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm (UAE Time): Official Opening and Session 1
  • Half-hour break
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm (UAE Time): Sessions 2 & 3

+ 24 March 2021, Wednesday

The 12th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON)

2-Day Virtual Forum

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm (UAE Time): Sessions 4A & 4B
  • Half-hour break
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm (UAE Time): Sessions 5 & 6

+ 25 March 2021, Thursday

Fuel Management Challenges – Moving Forward in 2021

1-Day Virtual Roundtable Hosted by Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)

10:00am – 11:00am (UAE Time)

Attendance at FUJCON

Bringing together global market leaders to leverage on high level dialogue, knowledge sharing, networking opportunities and business development potential, FUJCON attracts from over 50 countries globally:-


Your Networking Options at the FUJCON 2021 Virtual Platform

Hosted on our fully interactive platform, FUJCON 2021 Virtual Forum creates the ideal opportunity for partners and sponsors to forge and harness relationships with key stakeholders, share knowledge and best practices, as well as network with industry peers. It provides an exclusive opportunity to virtually network via private meetings with your prospects, clients and partners, from FUJCON speakers, sponsors, delegates and other supporting partners.
Your networking options on the platform:-
  • See who is in the same space as you and start interactions via chat or audio/video calls.
  • Search for attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors using name or company name and connect privately.
  • Open the chat screen on lobby, mainstage, sessions and exhibitor booths, from where you can also start private interactions.
  • Schedule virtual meetings through calendar requests.
  • Social media links to connect via LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

FUJCON 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Take this opportunity to meet new and established players from the FUJCON Community in one place and at one time! Maximise your profile and be part of FUJCON 2021 Virtual with these available sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

  • Connect your brand to a premium audience and global brands in the oil and gas markets.
  • Benefit from the combination of people, profile and platform to maximise your reach and visibility.
  • High profile virtual and mobile friendly networking opportunities.
  • Showcase your latest white papers, products and services.
  • Global market outreach via multiple channels on social and digital media, price information services and global events distribution.

Contact FUJCON 2021 Virtual Secretariat for details to confirm your sponsorship and exhibition at Tel: +65 6338 0064 or Email: or complete your details below.

Be a  FUJCON 2021 Sponsor – Enquire Now

With participants from countries around the world expected to attend the Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum 2021, the Forum will continue to provide outstanding opportunities for renewing key business contacts and establishing new alliances.


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FUJCON 2021 Media Sponsors & Endorsers

Explore the FUJCON Digital Platform

+ Navigating with Ease

Navigate through an “all in one platform” and access content through your browser, to build your own agenda, receive notification and alerts, browse the Virtual Lobby, Sessions Mainstage,  Interactive Booths, Attendees, Speakers, products and services and add social media handles.

+ Live Content

Fujcon Sessions will be fully interactive with a combination of pre-recorded and live sessions featuring dialogues, discussions between Keynotes, panellists and moderators as well as interactive discussions and one to one fireside chats – you can view the topics for each session on the agenda page and pose your questions to and interact with speakers in the live Q&A sessions, using chats, polls and reactions.

+ On-Demand Content & Resources

Presentations, sessions, sponsored content and videos recorded will be available for download by registered participants for thirty days following the event, so you can tune in to any session in your own time and catch up with anything you missed.  Presentation slides will be accessible for download from the agenda, speaker and livestream pages, for use both as a reference and a refresher on the content together with whitepapers, collaterals and resource materials.

+ Virtual Networking

Create and manage your user profile for 1-2-1 networking pre event and find out who is around you in the Virtual lobby, sessions and booths to find other participants with pinpoint accuracy, using names, job titles, company or tags to initiate meetings, invite attendees to your booth, connect via direct messaging, video calls set up private 1-2-1 meetings with sponsors and exhibitors and re-target booth visitors post event?

Frequently Asked Questions


Three easy ways to register:

  1. Call at +65 6338 0064
  2. Email to
  3. Register and pay online at by clicking the orange ‘Register Now’ button


For this virtual event, we will only be accepting payment by Credit Card or PayPal.


  • Once payment has been made, we will not be able to offer a refund.
  • Your registration can be transferred to a colleague if we receive prior notification 1 week before the conference.
  • Please contact us at to transfer your registration to another person.


We will confirm the platform to be used for FUJCON.


  • On the day, simply click on the link provided to join the virtual event live. Access from desktop, laptop or mobile device. Please ensure a stable internet connection.
  • Your device should have a webcam and a mike for video meetings or interactive discussions.
  • Familiarity with accessing the internet to join the video conferencing platform.
  • Google Chrome is the recommended internet browser for ease of access to the platform for joining sessions.
  • Once payment has been received for your registration, you will be receiving emails to help you with navigating the platform and its features.


Yes, we allow accredited media attending on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event subject to prior notification and approval by the organisers. Attending media representatives will need to observe and abide our media engagement policy.

Please contact FUJCON 2021 Secretariat for press pass registration and approval:


Phone: +65 6338 0064


  1. FEES – Registration fees are quoted and payable to Conference Connection in U.S. Dollars by Credit Card or PayPal, before the commencement of the event. Registration fees will include attendance at all virtual sessions, exhibition, networking and access to on-demand content.
  2. TAX – A 7% goods and services tax (GST) will be applicable to all Singapore-based companies. The fees and charges quoted are exclusive of all applicable value-added, sales, use and similar taxes. All payments for the registrations shall be made free and clear of, and without deduction for withholding taxes imposed by any governmental authority.
  3. DISCOUNTS – All discounts are mutually exclusive and at the discretion of the organisers.
  4. REGISTRATION & ACCESS – All registrations must be on the prescribed registration form or in writing or received via event website, and on a confirmed basis unless otherwise notified in writing. Organisers reserve the right not to accept prior registrations without payment or to screen registrants as it deems appropriate. Confirmation to join virtual event will be sent only to paid registrations.
  5. SUBSTITUTION – Delegates are entitled to transfer their virtual event registration(s) between their organisation’s employees provided the organisers receive prior notification seven (7) working days before the event. Please email to
  6. DELEGATE CANCELLATION – Registration is on a confirmed basis once received and cancellations are not permitted. Delegates can transfer the registration to a colleague in the same company by notifying the organisers 1 week before the conference by email to
  7. EVENT PROGRAM – The organisers reserve the right to make reasonable alterations to the advertised Event Program, agenda, and to the list of speakers at any time without prior notice.
  8. DATA PROTECTION – By submitting your name, address and contact details during your registration/order you are agreeing to your details being added to our database and may be used by Conference Connection to provide you with further information on its products and services. Conference Connection may make this information available to associated partners for marketing purposes. To restrict or update your particulars please contact
  9. NO PUBLICITY – Delegate acknowledges and agrees that it must not use Conference Connection’s names or marks in any publicity, advertising, public announcements, marketing materials, websites or other online materials without Conference Connection’s prior written approval.
  10. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS – Our general terms and conditions also apply. Click here for further details.


Recorded sessions will be available for viewing for 30 days after the conclusion of the event, subject to speaker approvals.

Be a Speaker/Sponsor/Delegate at FUJCON 2021. Contact us at

+65 6338 0064

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