Capt. Rahul Choudhuri
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).
Mr. Md Harun Ar Rashid
Technical Manager, VPS
Harun Rashid has served on board the petroleum tankers of Neptune Orient Lines and American Eagles Tankers at various ranks, including several years as Chief Engineer.
He joined VPS (previously DNV Petroleum Services), Singapore in 2006. As technical manager, he deals with fuel quality related matters, advises clients, and works closely with many engine makers. Providing external training and representing VPS in key industry discussions are also part of his job responsibilities.
His papers have been published by Lloyd’s List, the Business Times, Seatrade Asia Week, Bunker Bulletin, Ship & Bunker, the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering (JIME) Journal and the Marine Professional.
Harun holds a master’s degree in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a Graduate diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration from the National University of Singapore.
Mr. Stanley George
Group Technical & Science Manager
+ − 10:00 – 10:05am
by Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa, VPS
+ − 10:05 – 10:25am
VLSFO Trends & Implications
Presented by Md Harun Ar Rashid, Technical Manager, VPS
+ − 10:25 – 10:45am
OCM Trends & Implications
Presented by Stanley George, Group Technical & Science Manager, VPS
+ − 10:45 – 11:00am