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Attendance at the roundtables is free, but this does not give access to the main conference. Please register separately if you wish to attend the main conference.

1500 – 1545
Legal Potpourri for Bunkering
Managing legal risks effectively is not an easy task but it is one of the critical factors to master in order to succeed bunker business. This Live Discussion is a suitable remedy for creditors, shipowners, traders, suppliers and the wider industry. Attendees will learn key legal and commercial matters on conducting due diligence, managing risks in bunker contracts, and handling ship arrests. Besides, examine the types of claims that can lead to arrest and assess the admiralty jurisdictions in different parts of the world.

Key discussion points:

  • IMO 2020 and MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14.1
  • Enforcement of the IMO 2020
  • Managing Risks and Due Diligence
  • Commencing an admiralty action – ship arrest

Hosted by

V Bala
Partner, Shipping and International Trade
Rajah & Tann, Singapore


1600 – 1645
Burning Issues in Bunker Operations and Trade Risk Management
This expert session will address on pinpointing prevailing issues of risk in supply chain and bunker operations with the support of operational, technical and legal guidelines in bunker operations.

Discussion points include but not limited to:

  • Bunker operation risk assessment
  • Working with bunker supply chain stakeholders and ensuring optimising your operations
  • Debunkering operations
  • Standards, specifications and quality assurances

Hosted by

Keith Forget
Marine Fuels and Lubricants Consultant, UK



1700 – 1745
Decarbonisation Technologies for Shipping
Maritime’s decarbonisation challenge can be regarded as a complex riddle with three elements: vessel energy efficient technologies, operational optimisation and low and zero carbon or carbon neutral fuels. This Live Discussion will focus on the gap between the industry’s present course, and its stated ambition with emphasis on technology, operational strategies to meet the regulatory targets for the reduction in carbon intensity by 2050, and most importantly practical steps in implementation.

Discussion points include but not limited to:

  • Emerging regulatory framework
  • Fuel pathways of the future
  • Decarbonisation solutions
  • Technological improvements

Co-hosted by

Panos Koutsourakis
Director, Sustainability Strategy
ABS, Singapore


Sotirios Mamalis
Manager, Sustainability, Fuels & Technology, ABS, USA

Day 1: Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Michael Phoon, Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association, Singapore

Fuel Supplier Keynote:
Decarbonisation and Marine Fuels – Refueling the Future

Eugene Leong, Chief Operating Officer, bp trading and shipping eastern hemisphere, Singapore


IMO 2020: Mission Accomplished? The Current State of Play

Richard Meade, Managing Editor, Lloyd’s List, UK

Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express, Singapore

From Local to Global – A Home-Grown Supplier’s Perspective on the Business of Bunkering

  • Snapshot of the Singapore bunker market
  • Creating comparative advantage: the growth story of Equatorial Marine Fuel
  • Building relationship and trust in the business of bunkering
  • Partnerships for innovation and technology breakthroughs

Choong Sheen Mao, Director, Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Singapore

Networking Break

Anticipating New Dynamics in the Marine Fuels Sector

  • Fuel procurement and how it is expected to evolve
  • Consolidation trends in suppliers and traders, and what to expect
  • Trade sanctions and compliance risk management
  • What will it take to stay competitive?

Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO, Denmark

SIBCON Deep Dive:
Managing the Strategic and Operational Impact to Industry Post COVID-19

  • Demand expectation in the next 6 to 12 months
  • Oil markets and implications for choice of compliant fuel
  • The new normal for risk management
  • Bunkering and surveying operations
  • Where will the impact of technology be felt most?

Unni Einemo, Director & IMO Representative, International Bunker Industry Association, UK

Kasper Sørensen, Manager, Bunkers, Hafnia, Singapore
Jens Maul Jorgensen, Director of Bunkers, Oldendorff Carriers, Singapore
Anthony Tolani, General Manager, Marine Fuels, Australia & New Zealand, bp trading and shipping eastern hemisphere, Singapore
Jesper Rosenkrans, Global Sales & Business Development Director, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Singapore
Ulrich Hyldedahl Rasmussen, Vice President, Credit Risk Management, Sing Fuels, Singapore

Making Decisions in A Challenging Environment: What’s Changed for Shipping and Its Customers?

  • Are the short-term challenges for shipping the same as they were before COVID 19?
  • How can the industry use technology and innovation, to help it tackle the challenges ahead?
  • Is COVID 19 changing the long-term ambitions of the global shipping industry?
  • How can the industry adapt its operations to improve resilience?
  • What is Shell doing to accelerate change in the industry?

Richard Meade, Managing Editor, Lloyd’s List, UK

Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping and Maritime, Shell International Trading and Shipping, UK

Bunkerchain: Enforcing Trust in a Digital Bunker Space

  • The four pillars of a complete trusted ecosystem: Trade clear, Bunker connect, Fraud Guard and Bunker Finance
  • Why blockchain alone is inadequate, enhancing Trust through IOT verification and beyond
  • An architecture of privacy, trust and seamless finance
  • Benefits of Bunkerchain to Industry

Leon Ling, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Bunkerchain, Singapore

End of Virtual Conference Day 1

Day 2: Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

David Gan, Director of Business Development for Southern Pacific, Eastern Hemisphere, ABS, Singapore

Ship Owner Keynote:

Demonstrating Resilience and Commitment to Longer Term Responsible Shipping Goals

Stéphane Courquin, Head of CMA CGM Group Asia & Oceania, Chief Executive Officer of APL, Singapore


Commercial Realities – Availability, Price and Fuel Mix Scenarios

  • Crude and bunker price outlook
  • Availability of compliant fuel in ports worldwide
  • Projections for fuel mix

Timothy Fitzgibbon, Senior Industry Expert, McKinsey & Company, USA

SIBCON Deep Dive:
Future Bunker Markets – Supply Side Synergies in Ensuring Compatible and Compliant Fuels

  • A look at contamination trends, solutions, and risk mitigation
  • How the supply chain can collaborate to ensure supply security

Olav Nortun, Chief Executive Officer, Thome Group of Companies, Singapore

Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director, Veritas Petroleum Services, Singapore
Gilyong Han, Senior Technical Manager, Intertanko, UK
Koh Sing Liang, Sales Director – Aviation/Marine/Specialties APAC Fuels, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, Singapore
Andrea Pastorino, Fuel Technology Manager, Infineum, UK
Tan Kian Chai, General Manager, Fleet Management Pacific Carriers Limited, Singapore

IMO 2020 – Putting Enforcement Uncertainties to Rest

  • Inspection and enforcement regimes
  • Trends in non-compliance, and resolution
  • Variations, disputes and how to manage them
  • Key areas of focus for shipowners and managers

Capt. Raymond B. Peter, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Singapore

Goh Chung Hun, Director of Shipping, Director of Marine, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore
Kohei Iwaki, Director for Environment Policy, Ocean Development and Environment Policy Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan
Hiroyuki Yamada, Director, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization, UK
Sergio Alda, Senior Project Officer in Unit Sustainability, Department Sustainability and Technical Assistance, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Portugal

Networking Break

The Evolving Role of Singapore Bunkering Standards – Changes, Implications and Use Cases

  • Supply Chain considerations for
    • New SS on bunker cargo delivery from oil terminal to bunker tanker using MFM
    • New TR on meter verification using master MFM
  • Digitalisation and MFM bunkering – economic benefits achieved based on an industry case study
  • Continuing the Industry 4.0 Journey – A new bunkering standard on applying blockchain technology to the Singapore bunker supply chain

Seah Khen Hee, Chairman, Technical Committee for Bunkering, Singapore
Christian Bækmark Schiolborg, Manager, Marine Environment, BIMCO, Denmark


The Journey Ahead

  • Scale and pace of the energy transition is elaborate and complex
  • For the shipping sector, even more so, as there is no one clear pathway
  • Exploring the possibility landscape for the shipping sector – fuels, technologies, infrastructure etc
  • As pathways for the future develop, what can be done today?

Steve Hill, Executive Vice President, Gas & Energy Marketing & Trading, Shell Energy, USA

LNG Markets and Their Ability to Support the Marine Fuels Segment

  • The new LNG industry post COVID
  • Changing LNG economics and how this will help shipping
  • Collaboration models for driving LNG Bunkering
  • Opportunities for conventional suppliers

Jerome Leprince-Ringuet, Managing Director, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Singapore

Roundtable discussion Bunkering Standards – Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects starting at 5pm Singapore Standard Time in Breakout Room.

Roundtable discussion Shell – Your Partner in De-carbonisation hosted by Shell starting at 5pm Singapore Standard Time in Breakout Room.

For more details, please visit the tab Interactive Live Discussions »

End of Virtual Conference Day 2

Day 3: Thursday, 8 October 2020

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Peter William Beekhuis, Head of Trading, Asia, Middle East, Oceania, Maersk Oil Trading, Singapore

Keynote Address:
COVID and Global Trade – Predicting New Shifts for Shipping

Dr Martin Stopford, Shipping Economist and President, Clarkson Research, UK


Championing LNG – Step by Step, Brick by Brick

  • Singapore focused case study
  • Availability and uptake
  • Technical and Infrastructure

Alan Heng, Managing Director, Asia, Pavilion Energy

SIBCON Deep Dive:
LNG Bunkering – Future Adopters Dialogue

  • Investment outlook and uptake within shipping segments
  • LNG as compared to other alternatives
  • How will global market developments impact LNG uptake
  • Progress in Standards and Regulations

Saunak Rai, General Manager, FueLNG, Singapore

Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), UK
Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG, UK
Peter Liew, Global Director, Business Development & Joint Venture Management, AET Tankers, Singapore
Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation, UK

SIBCON Deep Dive:
Alternative Fuels – Evaluating Options

  • The case of biofuels, methanol, hydrogen, and ammonia
  • Applicability, scalability, cost, and sustainability
  • Emissions and technical readiness
  • Risks related to future environmental regulations

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group, Switzerland

Deepak Devendrappa, Director, Global Market Development, Methanex, Hong Kong
Rashpal Bhatti, Vice President, Maritime and Supply Chain Excellence, BHP, Singapore
Jacob Sterling, Head of Technical Innovation, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Denmark
Toshi Nakamura, Senior General Manager, Green Business Group, NYK Line, Japan
Tomas Tronstad, Managing Director, Hyon, Norway

Networking Break


Digital Bunker Marketplace – A New Solution to Bunker Delivery and What is Next?

  • Pros and cons of digital bunker procurement and trade platforms as digital marketplace
  • Their implication to future procurement practices
  • Reality check: Are platforms ready for deployment?
  • How does this digital initiative play a role in supply chain traceability and transparency?

Søren Høll, Chief Executive Officer, KPI OceanConnect, Denmark

Bunkering 2030 and Beyond – The Singapore Vision

  • Singapore update
  • Singapore’s positioning in future of bunkering
  • Harnessing the advancement of technology and digitalisation
  • Decarbonisation goals and assessing alternative fuels

Caroline Yang, President, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Chief Executive Officer, Hong Lam Marine Singapore

Capt. Daknash Ganasen, Senior Director, Operations and Marine Services, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore
Wong Hong Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Claritecs, Singapore
Choong Zhen Mao, Executive Director, Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Singapore
Richard Ho
, Deputy General Manager, Ocean Network Express, Singapore

Roundtable discussion Fuel Management Challenges – Moving Forward hosted by Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) starting at 5pm Singapore Standard Time in Breakout Room.

For more details, please visit the tab Interactive Live Discussions »

End of Virtual Conference Day 3

Attendance at the roundtables is free, but this does not give access to the main conference.
Please register separately if you wish to attend the main conference.


7 October 2020 | 5pm – 6pm Singapore Standard Time (SST)
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A more in-depth and extensive discussion on the main conference session “Setting the Benchmark – Strategic Role of Singapore Bunkering Standards and its Global Impact”, meant for the interest of every stakeholder group involved in international shipping and bunkering.

1700 – 1715
Case study sharing on the economic benefits of TR 48 Technical Reference for Bunker Mass Flow Metering 

Presented by

Lee Wai Pong
Chairman, Working Committee for TR 48 Case Study


1715 – 1800
Panel discussion led by 

Seah Khen Hee
Chairman, Technical Committee for Bunkering, Singapore


Peter William Beekhuis
Head of Trading, Asia, Middle East, Oceania, Maersk Oil Trading, Singapore


Timothy Cosulich
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Fratelli Cosulich, Singapore


Kevin Peng
Managing Director, Brightree, Singapore


Dr Jasmine Lam
Centre Director, Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Nick Potter
General Manager, Shipping & Maritime, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Shell, Singapore

Hosted by Shell

7 October 2020 | 5.10pm – 6.10pm Singapore Standard Time (SST)
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The urge to de-carbonise the shipping sector is clear, but its pathway is not. Shell is working on multiple solutions towards a lower carbon future through work on net zero fuels. Yet we can’t wait until those fuels are ready to be commercialised, we need to act now! LNG offers a quick route towards decarbonisation with its safe and proven technology.

LNG is Acceptable, Affordable and Available. Your journey towards decarbonisation starts with Shell LNG. Join us to hear what Shell is doing to become a net zero emission energy business and  how we can work collaboratively towards a net zero industry.

1710 – 1715
Welcome and Introduction

Presented by

Tahir Faruqui
General Manager, Global Downstream LNG Commercial,


1715 – 1725
Future Fuels – Towards zero carbon emissions

Presented by

Krishna Achuthanandam
Team Lead, Business Development, Specialized Segments,


1725 – 1750
LNG technology is affordable

Presented by

Bill Hutchins
Senior Business Development Manager,


1750 – 1810
Q & A

Moderated by

Andrea Van Der Togt
Downstream LNG Marketing Manager

Hosted by Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)

8 October 2020 | 4:45pm – 6pm Singapore Standard Time (SST)
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The intention of this roundtable is to engage the audience in an in-depth discussion on Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) and Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) trends and implications with industry experts from VPS.

1700 – 1720
VLSFO Trends & Implications

Presented by

Steve Bee
Group Commercial & Business Development Director,


1720 – 1740
OCM Trends & Implications

Paul Parkinson
OCM Global Business Development Leader


1740 – 1800