Welcome to Petrospot
Petrospot Limited is a dynamic independent publishing, training and events organisation focused on the maritime, energy and transportation industries.
Based in Oxfordshire, England, Petrospot was established in May 2003 by Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes (Managing Director). He is supported by Lesley Bankes-Hughes (Director – Publishing), Luci Llewellyn-Jones (Director – Events), and Katie Cooke (Editor).
On 1 August 2011, Petrospot opened representative offices in Cape Town, Miami and Bogotá.
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Magazines and Websites
Petrospot publishes two leading international magazines, Bunkerspot and Cargo Security International. Each is fully supported by 24/7 electronic news services.
Bunkerspot is the world’s foremost source of information on the technical, operational, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of bunkering. Bunkerspot’s website offers free news, pricing and a specialist subscriber service and archive.
Cargo Security International is a unique source of intelligence covering all modes of transportation – air, rail, road and maritime – always with a sharp focus on security. The magazine and website are used by thousands of transport, cargo and security professionals, governments, legislators and military experts in more than 40 countries.
Conferences and Seminars
Petrospot organises major international conventions, including the annual Maritime Week Americas, Oil & Shipping Africa and, via Bunker Events Limited, a joint venture between Petrospot and Vergo Consultancy, ARACON and The Bunkering Symposium. Between 2004 and 2008, Petrospot was contracted to organise The IBIA Annual Convention (Buenos Aires 2004, Hong Kong 2005, Monaco 2006, Montreal 2007 and Cape Town 2008). Petrospot also organises highly-focused seminars integrated into Panama Maritime and Singapore Maritime Week as standalone events.
Petrospot organises highly successful training courses and seminars, including the Oxford Bunker Course, the Oxford Bunker Course (Advanced), the Piraeus Bunker Course, the Istanbul Bunker Course and the Managing Credit Risk seminar, as well as numerous shorter training courses, forums and seminars worldwide.
Petrospot publishes the world’s most authoritative books on marine fuels and marine surveying: Bunkers – An Analysis of the Practical, Technical & Legal Issues, by Chris Fisher and Jonathan Lux; An Introduction to Bunkering (in English and Spanish), An Introduction to Fuel Analysis, An Introduction to Bunker Operations, Commercial Practice in Bunkering and Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines, all by Nigel Draffin; Legal Issues in Bunkering by Trevor Harrison, Report Writing for Marine Surveyors by Mike Wall, Essays in Admiralty by Jean Chiazor Anishere and Rig Basics by Kim Skov-Nielsen. All of these titles are also available as ebooks. New maritime and bunker-related books are constantly being added to the Petrospot book list.
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