26 March - 28 March 2019
Algeciras, Spain

Argus Bunker Fuels

  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:30
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  • 09:45
  • Chairman’s opening remarks Stefka Wechsler - Marine Fuel Editor, Argus
  • 09:45
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  • 10:00
  • Welcome address by the Algeciras Bay Port Authority
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Keynote address: IMO 2020 - Opportunities and challenges Jose Correa - Director, Crude Oil and Heavy Products, Repsol Trading
  • 10:30
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  • 11:10
  • Strategic leaders’ debate — The bunker industry of tomorrow
Topics to be discussed include:

-Assessing demand and key drivers for the Mediterranean region
-Global supply availability by product
-Anticipated availability of compliant fuels in the Gibraltar strait
-Assessing marine fuel oil quality challenges for the IMO 2020 scenario
-Forecasts for bunker price differentials

Session participants

-Poul Woodall, Director - Environment & Sustainability, DFDS
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Rafael G. S. Pirro Estevez, Vice-President for Complementary Business, Panama Canal Authority
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Jose Correa, Director, Crude Oil and Heavy Products, Repsol Trading
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Ingo Knudsen, Business Development Manager, Marine Flow Solutions, Endress+Hauser

  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:40
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  • 12:40
  • Shipowners’ session: Strategy of major shipowners and operators for 2020 fuel purchase considerations

Topics to be discussed include:
-Exploring the pros and cons of the various compliance options
-Low-sulphur fuels, scrubbers or LNG, and why?
-How do you manage cost, operational, and technology risks effectively?
-Which bunker ports will feature in your compliance plans?

 

Session participants:

-Captain Andreas Christopoulos, Operations Manager, Thenamaris (Ships Management) 
-Klaus S. Stamp, Head of Bunkers, Bunkers Department, NORDEN
-Claus Kesting, General Manager - Bunker Procurement, J. Lauritzen

  • 12:40
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  • 13:10
  • Mass flow meter system for marine bunkering Ingo Knudsen - Business Development Manager, Marine Flow Solutions, Endress+Hauser
-New rules
-New fuels
-Digital solutions
  • 13:10
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  • 14:40
  • Networking lunch, hosted by the Algeciras Bay Port Authority
  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Fast installation concept for scrubbers Aslak Suopanki - Manager, Sales Support for Exhaust Gas Cleaning (SOx Scrubbers), Wärtsilä

 

-Discussing the challenges of retrofitting
-Evaluating the fast installation concept
-Installation capacity vs time 2020
-Assessing the benefits for the shipowner

  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Container shipping perspective — Spot rates vs contract rates

 

-Which freight rates are best for your business in the run-up to IMO 2020?
-What is the impact of CAP 2020 on the liner container industry: bunker surcharge?

  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Interview on stage Poul Woodall - Director - Environment & Sustainability, DFDS

Interview topic: Alternative fuels in the real world — Advantages and disadvantages

Topics to be discussed include:

-Financial and economic comparisons between methanol, biofuels, LPG, and electric propulsion in pilot projects and beyond
-Assessing fuel availability and technology progress across the fuels
-Evaluating operational and environment impacts

  • 16:40
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  • 17:10
  • Champagne roundtable discussions

These will be interactive sessions, with all roundtable participants offered a unique opportunity to discuss market-driven topics in a focused group.

Roundtable one: Key lessons learnt from recent bunker fuel contamination incident
Leader: Alex Jamet, General Counsel, Peninsula Petroleum

Roundtable two: How the latest customs regulations impact bunkering operations
Leader: Jesus Otero, Chief Executive Officer, Europea Group

Roundtable three: Turning challenges into opportunities — How are you preparing for business
post-2020?

Leaders: Laura Valencia Posada, Bunker Trader, Bunkernet and Bruno Silva, Bunker Trader, Bunkernet


 

 

  • 17:10
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  • 17:45
  • Chairman’s closing remarks
  • 19:00
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  • 19:30
  • Coaches depart for Hacienda Almoguera farm
  • 19:30
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  • 21:30
  • Evening networking cocktail reception in Hacienda Almoguera farm, hosted by Cepsa
 Entry strictly reserved for Argus Bunker Fuels 2019 conference badge holders
  • 08:15
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  • 08:50
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 08:50
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  • 09:00
  • Chairman’s opening remarks Tracy Vowel - Vice-President Business Development, Argus
  • 09:00
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  • 09:20
  • What can our customers receive from our value-added services at the Port of Aljeciras and surrounding area? Juan Flores - Board member, Algeciras Shipping Services Association ( AESBA)
  • 09:20
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  • 09:50
  • 2020 marine fuel availability and procurement Carlos Giner - Head of Marine Fuels, Cepsa

 

-What will 0.5pc sulphur fuels look like?
-What fuels are likely to be available, and where?
-What new products are coming to market and how will blends conform to ISO standards?


  • 09:50
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  • 11:10
  • Port authorities’ session: How to deal with the fast approaching IMO 2020 deadline

Topics to be discussed include:

-Assessing the latest port developments— progress and timeline. If projects go ahead, what effect will they have on the bunkering business?
-How to boost bunkering activities?
-What will monitoring and enforcement regimes look like across different port authorities and flag states?

Session participants:

-José Luis Hormaechea Escós, Managing Director, Algeciras Bay Port Authority
-César López, Managing Director, Ceuta Port Authority
-John Ghio, Deputy Captain, Gibraltar Port Authority
-Li Na, Manager, Bunker Supply Division, Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group

  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Morning coffee and networking, hosted by the Algeciras Shipping Services Association (AESBA)
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Moving forward with LNG as a marine fuel Fernando Impuesto - General Manager, Enagas Emprende

 

-How can LNG be made more viable as a marine fuel of the future?
-What are the key investment criteria, and what is the outlook for new-build projects?
-Are there any technical and operational considerations to address?

  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • Avoiding disputes - Contracting to clarify liability Grant Hunter - Head of Contracts and Clauses, Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
-Fuel specifications and quality assurance
-What are the areas of concern, and why?
-How to effectively manage risk?
  • 12:40
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  • 14:10
  • Networking lunch, hosted by Repsol
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Interview on stage Industry innovator
Interview topic: Shipping and bunkering in the new digital era, with a focus on Blockchain

-Blockchain in the bunkering industry
-How the bunker business can capitalise on blockchain opportunities
  • 14:40
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  • 14:50
  • Chairman’s closing remarks