Practical Approaches To Managing 2020 Bunker Fuels

A Comprehensive 1.5-day Course Providing Strategies for

Location: Singapore

Venue: Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore (Check The Map)

Starts: 25 Oct 2018

Ends: 26 Oct 2018

Type: Course

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This 1.5-day course will focus on practical approaches for preparing and managing IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap on bunker fuels. It is designed for bunker buyers, sellers, bunker supply chain and industry stakeholders. The interests, priorities, obligations and challenges of each stakeholder group will be examined and discussed. The course will include a case study where participants will be challenged on the management process.

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Issues To Be Covered

Availability of IMO 2020 compliant fuel

Understanding bunker fuel analysis

Roles & responsibilities of stakeholders

Analysis parameters which are critical or beneficial

Fuel quality, specifications and economics

Comprehending off-specification claims

Risks and challenges for different 2020 compliant bunker fuels

Handling & avoiding off-specification claims

Preparation for low sulphur marine gas oil

Qualifying the validity of claims

Vessel fuel switch over procedures

Methodologies to substantiate claims

Procedures for quality control & quality assurance

Guest Presentation on Legal & Pricing Issues

Common risks or errors in ordering or selling 2020 compliant fuels

Course Methodology

The course will be taught with a combination of theoretical & practical case studies and class interaction. The course instructor will adopt an approach which encourages active participation, delegate engagement and contribution through sharing of their views and experiences. Case studies will provide participants with empirical examples in the working environment.

At the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding that managing 2020 fuels is less complex than expected. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and be able to develop their own simple and effective management systems.

Laboratory Visit


A laboratory visit for all delegates will encompass firsthand experience on tests carried out and equipment used, in particular GC-MS, FT-IR and Cold Flow Filter Plugging Point Analyser. Transportation to and from the laboratory will be provided.

Who Should Attend

Directors/General Managers/Senior Managers involved in bunker activities

P&I Clubs & Hull and Machinery Insurers / Surveyors

Bunker/Marine Fuel Buyers & Sellers/Procurement Executives

Maritime Lawyers, Legal Advisers, Consultants

Bunker Brokers & Marketers/Traders/Managers/ Analysts/Suppliers/Planners/Controllers

Claims Executives, Negotiators & Senior Executives

Fuel Oil Operation / Port & Marine Fuel Managers

Technical Experts &Advisors

Bunker Sales / Marketing / Customer Service Managers

Terminal Superintendents

Low Sulphur Fuel Oil Traders

Commercial Directors and Business Development Managers of Shipping Companies

Shipowners, Operators, Charterers & Their Agents

Operation Schedulers

Port Authorities / Port Commercial Managers

Banks – Risk Assessment & Control Managers

Why You Should Attend

  • UNDERSTAND the complexities of environmental compliance challenges, the bunker industry is facing
  • LEARN ‘win-win’ tools, techniques and strategies
  • EXAMINE the level of control over a vessel by each stakeholder
  • REVIEW the specifications of various 2020 compliant bunker fuels to best match your fuel grades
  • DETERMINE the mix of components for fuel blending to maximize fuel oil stability
  • ANALYZE new ISO 8217:2017 specifications and their applications
  • EXAMINE considerations for using hybrid fuels
  • LEARN ABOUT “Distillate Rapid Testing” and its advantages
  • GAIN in-depth knowledge on how to handle and avoid off-specification claims

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