Maritime Week Africa 2021 • FREE

 

BRINGING THE WORLD TO AFRICA AND AFRICA TO THE WORLD

Tuesday 16 - Wednesday 17 February 2021 

10 am GMT   |   5 am EST   |   6 pm SGT   |   2 pm UAE

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Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.

 

TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2021

Introduction / Welcome to Maritime Week Africa 2021
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot LTD

 

SESSION ONE: Africa in Perspective: Setting the scene 

This session will provide an overview of the dramatic changes that are taking place in shipping, energy and marine fuels, prompted by the implementation of the IMO’s 0.50% sulphur cap just over a year ago, the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and concern over a global downturn in trade that combines to create a very uncertain future.

Introduction
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd. 

Shipping in Africa
Mark Williams, Managing Director, Shipping Strategy Ltd

Energy in Africa
Mark Waddington, Director and Senior Consultant , Channoil Consulting Ltd

Fuel Quality in Africa 
Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, Director, VPS


SESSION TWO: Egypt, East Africa and Mauritius

This session will look closely at the positive developments taking place at one of the world’s most important waterways, the Suez Canal, and how efforts to boost economic activity and improve operational efficiency are starting to revitalise a once-thriving local bunker market. It will look at embracing technology to enhance environmental protection in the Canal region. The session will also examine developments in other key bunkering markets in East Africa.

Developments on the Suez Canal
Rear Admiral Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Consultant to the Chairman-Ports Affairs, Suez Canal Economic Zone

Bunkering in Djibouti 
Abdi Ismail Kahin, General Manager, Red Sea Bunkering 

Developments in East Africa
Dermot Campbell, CEO, Channoil Consulting Ltd

Bunkering in Mauritius 
Gert Nell, Trading Manager, Delta Energy Fuel Supply & Trading

Tagging hydrocarbons for fuel assurance, environmental protection and risk management
Stuart Hall, Technical Sales Director, Forecast Technology


SESSION THREE: Bunkering in Southern Africa

This session will examine developments in Southern Africa’s main ports, including Durban and Cape Town, and will look at the development of bunkering operations in the relatively recently established offshore Algoa Bay market. The session will also look at activities in Southern Africa’s other key ports, and will examine the potential for LNG bunkering in South Africa.

Creating a secure industry framework
Sobantu Tilayi, Acting CEO, South African Marine Safety Authority (SAMSA)

Cape Town
Roy Meeser, Director, FFS Refiners

Algoa Bay – A case study
Chrystel Bassett, Lavin Energy

LNG bunkering in South Africa 
Aldworth Mbalati, DNG Energy

 

WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2021

SESSION FOUR: North West Africa and the Islands

This session will look at the close relationship and interdependence between Europe and the northwest corner of the African continent. It will examine the development and steady rise in importance of one on Morocco’s key Mediterranean terminals and bunkering facilities, and look at how the Atlantic islands offshore West Africa interreact with their continental neighbour.

Terminal development in North Africa
Rachid Houari, Central Director, Tanger Med Port 1&2

The strategic role of the Canary Islands
Verónica Ducouré, Foreign Trade and Business Development for UK and Ireland, Proexca 


SESSION FIVE: West Africa

This session will look at the state of the refining sector, and fuel supply, in West Africa. It will focus on developments in different bunker markets strung along the West Coast of Africa, examining in more detail some of the more active markets in Ghana and Nigeria.

West African Overview: Angola, Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania 
Jon Hughes, Managing Director, SABT 


SESSION SIX: Supplying bunkers in the Gulf of Guinea

Panellists will discuss how some bunker suppliers are managing to sustain business in a sometimes unpredictable offshore West Africa market.

Panel Moderator
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd

Panel Discussion:
Mads Borggaard, Managing Director, PSTV Energy DMCC 
Mads Bjornebye, Manager, Bunker Services, Teekay Tankers
Ken Hüüdma, Operations Manager, Monjasa
Elke Santos, Trading Director Middle East & West Africa, Monjasa


SESSION SEVEN: Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea

This session will look at the current maritime safety and security situation in West Africa, with a focus on the challenges to running a bunkering operation and delivering the product. It will include an examination of the steps that shipping and bunkering companies can take to protect their assets against attack while remaining within the law when deploying security kit and personnel.

Discussion Moderator
Mark Sutcliffe, Managing Director, CSO Alliance

Panel Discussion:
Phil Parkes, Sales Director, River Marine Fuels
Mads Bjornebye, Manager, Bunker Services, Teekay Tankers
Dr Dirk Siebels, Senior Analyst, Risk Intelligence
John Twiss, Maritime Security Consultant

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