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 2020 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.
FUJCON Steering Committee
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.
Port of Fujairah, UAE
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.
Department of Industry & Economy
& Board Member
National Bank of Fujairah, UAE
• Masters Degree in Management Technology, USA, Dec. 1988
• Theses Oral Exam in Industrial Management, USA, Aug. 1988
• Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology, May, 1982
• 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
• 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
Director, Fujairah Oil Industry Zone, UAE
• 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
Department of Public Works
Deputy Harbour Master
Port of Fujairah, UAE
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 operational and navigational matters affecting the port, including pilotage and towage planning and performance management, vessel traffic management, aids to navigation management, marine casualty investigations as well as Port security. During his time at Fujairah, he obtained a MSc in Ship and Shipping Management.
He serves as a member of the Maritime Transport Technical Council chaired by the Federal Transport Authority and sits on the maritime commercial law review & update committee. He is also a member of the local emergency response team of the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.
Manager/Port Security Officer
Port of Fujairah, UAE
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.
President, Vitol Asia, Singapore
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.
Acting Head of Air Pollution & Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organisation, UK
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
Managing Director, VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd, UAE
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).
CEO, BW LPG
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.
Global Head of Content & Market Insight, S&P Global Platts, UK
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.
CEO/Founder, Texas LNG Inc, Melbourne
Vivek Chandra is the CEO and Founder of Texas LNG, a 4 MTA US LNG export project under development in South Texas, USA. The Texas LNG project has received its key regulatory permits, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval and Department of Energy export authorizations. Texas LNG is aiming to complete its remaining pre-FID engineering and to begin construction in late 2021 / early 2022. First LNG production will be in 2025. Texas LNG's key attributes are its flexible low-cost commercial model, access to low-cost Permian basin gas, and its realistic size ideally suited for emerging and established markets.
Vivek Chandra is the author of Fundamentals of Natural Gas: An International Perspective, a bestselling hardcover book published by Pennwell / Endeavor, publishers of Oil and Gas Journal.
Vivek Chandra has taught the popular “Natural Gas Dynamics” executive course, a three day course held over 25 times in 15 countries. He has also developed mobile apps for the natural gas industry downloaded over 5000 times and is a frequent speaker at LNG and gas conferences worldwide and regularly quoted in the media.
Mr Chandra’s extensive 30+ years international gas experience includes roles as independent LNG consultant, senior commercial executive with an Australian energy company, development of gas projects in the Middle East, and diverse experiences with ARCO in the United States, including Alaska, and offshore field engineering with Schlumberger in SE Asia, Middle East and US. He has worked on LNG import, LNG export, as well as gas pipeline export projects.
He has degrees in Geophysical Engineering (Colorado School of Mines), Energy Management (U. of Pennsylvania), Petroleum Economics (IFP France) and in Commercial Law (Deakin University Australia). He is currently completing his PhD in International Law with dissertation on disputed maritime boundaries.
COO, Neutral Fuels, UAE
Gary has international experience working in Australasia, North & South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, South Africa and across Europe. Working in senior leadership positions for DAMCO, DSV, DHL, Geodis, Hapag Lloyd, Transmar Line, and as an independent supply chain consultant, Gary gained in-depth experience in global supply chain optimisation and strategic planning, reducing client costs and enhancing their business operations.
COO, Sahara Energy Resources DMCC, UAE
Managing Director, Bunkers, Sing Fuels Pte Ltd, Singapore
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
Managing Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa, VPS
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).
Director, Consultancy & Research, EA Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd, UK
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.
Unni Einemo joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO Representative, Media and Communications Manager following a period of two years as a non-Executive board director. She was promoted to Director in September 2018 and now has global responsibility for running the Association.
Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst specialising in the marine fuel and shipping industries. She was a key member of the team that built up the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping news services, working as Managing Editor for these publications at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. In 2014, she became the first ever journalist to be elected to the board of IBIA, where she contributed to the Association’s activities, including writing IMO proposals on fuel-related matters.
Through years of writing and participation in industry conferences and IMO meetings, Unni has gained expert knowledge. She was named among the “Top 10 in regulation” in 2018 and as one of “Ten women influencing shipping” in 2019 by the Lloyd’s List annual most influential people in shipping series.
Unni is a master’s Graduate from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, with a major in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East.
General Manager, FueLNG, Singapore
Mr. Saunak Rai is heading “FueLNG”, a venture of Shell and Keppel, a LNG bunkering company providing LNG as fuel to marine and industrial customers through ship to ship and truck to ship operations. FueLNG has successfully completed more than 300 LNG bunkering operations in Singapore. He is also serving as the Deputy Chairman of National Technical Committee on LNG bunkering.
Mr. Saunak Rai graduated with President’s Gold Medal in Nautical Science from Mumbai University, and has completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. During his MBA Mr. Rai, worked on Integrated Strategy Project on “LNG Bunkering”. Mr. Saunak Rai is a licensed Master Mariner and has extensive experience working on LNG vessels, Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Container vessels. He is also a certified Chartered Ship Broker and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers, UK
After completing his sea career, he joined shore office of Maersk LNG in Copenhagen, where he was managing the commercial operations of Maersk’s LNG fleet. Thereafter, he worked in Norgas Carriers as Vice President LNG Business Development and as one of the Board of Directors of Norgas Carriers, creating innovative LNG logistics solutions for customers of Small-Scale LNG.
In his free time, he volunteers as an ambassador of Bone Marrow Donor Program, creating awareness for Bone Marrow donation in Singapore.
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
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.
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 further details on the courses.
Practical Management of VSLFO & ULSFO Post 2020 & Future Trends of Alternative Fuels Towards 2030 (VLSFO IMO-2030)
15 – 16 March 2021
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 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 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:-
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:-
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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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