Key industry players join forces to discuss IMO 2020 at the annual Middle East Bunkering Convention

on Wednesday, 02 January 2019. Posted in Petrospot News

The IMO 2020 0.50% Sulphur Cap and the huge impact it will have on the marine fuel supply chain will be the focus of the fourth annual Middle East Bunkering Convention, taking place in Dubai between 21-24 January 2019, less than a year before the new regulation kicks in.

The Convention consists of a two-days Bunker Trading and Operations course, a technical site visit to the Port of Jebel Ali and a high-profile Conference. Delegates include shipowners and operators, bunker suppliers and traders, surveyors, agents and maritime lawyers from across the Middle East and worldwide.

Industry-leading speakers will use this important conference to highlight bunker quality and quantity issues, regulation and developments in supply, demand and infrastructure – always with the commercial deal in mind.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities during the Conference which will also enable all participants to obtain valuable expert advice on bunker claims, dispute resolution, regional sanctions and other pressing issues from the legal and technical speakers.


Sessions include:

  • COUNTDOWN TO IMO 2020
  • THE REALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF 2020 COMPLIANCE OPTIONS
  • PREPARING FOR IM0 2020 AND BEYOND - A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
  • NEW BUNKER FUELS: QUALITY AND OPERATIONAL ISSUES
  • COMMERCIAL REALITIES AND THE MARINE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN
  • UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS OF IMO 2020 AND FUTURE REGULATION


‘With less than a year to go before the IMO’s 0.50% global sulphur cap enters into force, this key event provides a very timely opportunity for everyone involved in the bunker supply chain, particularly in the Middle East, to fine tune their preparations for the new regulation,’ said Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director of event organiser Petrospot Ltd.

‘This fourth annual Middle East Bunkering Convention will raise the level of debate in the region and once again ensure that delegates leave better informed and better equipped to face the new sulphur rules,’ he added.

For further information on The Middle East Bunkering Convention visit: https://www.petrospot.com/events/mebc19-dubai