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GLANDER INTERNATIONAL BUNKERING
Since 1961, our experts at Glander International Bunkering have fuelled the global shipping industry with integrity, professionalism, and strong relationships. As one of the largest and oldest bunker trading firms worldwide, we operate from strategic locations in Dubai, Florida, Geneva, Mumbai, Montreal, Oslo, Tønsberg, Singapore and Valencia. This year, we proudly celebrate 60 years of fuelling voyages through our global coverage and strong partnerships.
OMAN OIL MARKETING COMPANY
As the national oil company of Oman, Oman Oil Company SAOG (OOMCO) is a commercial petroleum marketing company listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM:OOMS), active in the following fields:
• Refined petroleum products retail and commercial marketing, including handling and distribution
• Lubricants and marine lubricants marketing and supply
• Aviation fuel marketing and supply
• Ships bunker fuels marketing & supply
• International trading (Oman Oil lubricants)
Since its establishment in 2003, Oman Oil Marketing Company has been a leader in the fuel marketing sector in the Sultanate by providing the highest level of service to its customers, as well as the finest Fuel marketing experience at the highest international standards.
Following the strategic relevance for OOMCO of the bunker business, a greenfields bunker terminal (30,000 m3 capacity) is now under construction in the Port of Duqm. The terminal will be fully commissioned during early 2021 and project timing will broadly align with project development at the port, including the development of the Duqm Refinery. This gives the benefit of the bunker business demand that the additional shipping activities of the refinery and petrochemical activities will bring to the port.
COCKETT MARINE OIL DMCC
Cockett Marine Oil was founded in the UK in 1979 by Neil Cockett, whose aim was to provide an independent specialist marine fuel service to the shipping industry. Over the past four decades, the organisation underwent rapid expansion with the opening of strategic global offices in locations such as the USA, Brazil, South Africa, the Netherlands, Turkey, India, China, Singapore and Australia.
Since 2012, Cockett Group has been 50% owned by Vitol, the world's largest energy and commodity group, and 50% by Grindrod, an integrated logistics and specialised services group, both with a combined industry experience of 150 years. In the same year, we moved our operational headquarters to Dubai as one of the world's prime east to west maritime hubs.
Today, Cockett Group is an international leader and acknowledged value-added reseller of marine fuels, lubricants and petroleum products, with an annual revenue in excess of US$2 billion. We currently employ over 180 employees representing 30+ nationalities based in 15 offices with 600 service points across five continents. Our multicultural working environment benefits our organisation and its counterparties by combining the best local business practices and international expertise to bridge business operations across the globe.
Monjasa is a global partner in the oil and shipping industries and among the world’s 10 largest marine fuel suppliers. Our core business includes reselling and supply of marine fuels, oil terminal operations and shipowning activities.
By emphasising strong personal relations and engaging with local shipping communities, we service shipowners, charterers and operators in more than 600 ports worldwide. Our fleet of some 20 tankers has helped us reach prominent positions in remote and hard-to-reach markets such as West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Monjasa was founded in Denmark in 2002 and emerges from true entrepreneurship. Today, we employ around 600 traders and other maritime specialists and total revenue reached USD 2.2 billion in 2019 - equivalent to 4.5 million tonnes of oil products supplied.
In the Middle East, we are firmly rooted in Dubai since 2006 with around 75 colleagues occupied with our regional supply operations across the Arabian Gulf and West Africa.
Seahawk Services is your Partner for Global Marine Fuel Quality and Quantity Inspection. With more than 25 years of experience in Marine Fuel Testing and Inspection, Seahawk Services provides cost-effective Fuel Oil Analysis and Bunker Quantity Survey as well as other services to assist our partners to achieve optimum fuel management and comply with marine fuel regulatory requirements.
Excellent client communication through one point of contact for all your fuel management needs.
We are Committed to Delivering Excellence without jeopardizing Quality or Integrity.
INTERNATIONAL BUNKER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (IBIA)
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the global bunker industry and represents all stakeholders across the industry value chain. Our membership includes ship owners/operators, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, barging companies, storage companies, surveyors, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers, P&I clubs, equipment manufacturers, shipping journalists and marine consultants. Today we have members in more than 80 countries.
IBIA represents the industry at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a consultative non-governmental organisation. IBIA was represented on the Expert Panel in 2007 which reported to IMO about the implications of proposed revisions to MARPOL Annex VI. IBIA attends all meetings of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and a number of Sub-Committees.
IBIA has also been granted “liaison status” with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This enables IBIA to contribute to discussion regarding ISO 8217 and ISO 13739.
MIDDLE EAST MEDIA PARTNER
"Robban Assafina" is the leading Arabian/English Middle Eastern & North African Maritime Magazine, Website, & Smart Phones’ application, specialized in Shipping, Ships, Offshore & Marine Technology.
With 6 issues/year and more than 10k website visitors/month, “Robban Assafina” will continue serving and covering the latest maritime news, innovations, regulations, and events.
Published in Lebanon by Oceanic Spark Sarl, with a specialized crew of Maritime Experts, Masters & Engineers, who focus directly on shipbuilding, ships, ports, yachts, and everything related to the world of marine navigation, communication and machineries.
Bunkerspot is a key source of quality information for all professionals working in the international bunker industry. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, accurate – and always independent – view of the multi-faceted global marine fuels industry.
The bi-monthly Bunkerspot magazine, launched in February 2004, focuses on the technical, operational, commercial, environmental and legal aspects of bunkering, and also keeps its readers up to speed on innovations and trends in vessel and fuel efficiency technologies. This high profile and well respected publication is written by experienced bunker journalists and a team of top industry experts.
The Bunkerspot website includes a subscription-based real-time news and pricing service, as well as information channels, industry announcements, job moves and updates on conferences, exhibitions and other key events. An annual subscription also gives access to an unrivalled archive of news and features.
HELLENIC SHIPPING NEWS WORLDWIDE
Established in 2006, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com) provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy.
This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course. Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide. Readers include shipping companies, ship owners and operators, ship managers, maritime institutions all over the world, charterers, stock brokers and analysts, investors, as well as virtually any stakeholder involved in the shipping industry.
On a monthly basis, we receive more than 405,000 readers. In terms of most readers per country, they include China, India, Singapore, Greece, USA, UAE, UK, Scandinavia, Turkey and Germany. Our readers come from virtually every aspect of the maritime community, i.e. ship owners primarily, charterers, banking executives, freight and commodity traders and investors.
MARINE BUNKER EXCHANGE (MABUX)
MABUX’s goal is to rationalise the bunker industry by focusing the necessary information on the one website – www.mabux.com / new.mabux.com - is a one-stop website!
The site is tailor-made for the marine bunker industry: it gives the user all the necessary tools to be able to assess the market.
It starts with Oil Exchanges, ICE and NYMEX, publishing the so-called ‘Oil Futures’ feature gives the user an idea of what is actually happening in the oil market at any particular moment. Oil Future also gives an indication of the forthcoming day’s spot bunker price development.
The Spot Bunker Market is updated continuously throughout the day. The Oil Future-Connect prices, which includes information from a number of major ports, are updated every minute during trading hours. These prices are visible parallel together with the Physical Market Indications, and give an early Price Warning as to which way the bunker market is heading. As from this year 2019 the site is also featuring if the bunker market is OVERCHARGING or UNDERCHARGING. A very popular tool, which gives the market players something to take into consideration.
Manifold Times is the only independent bunker specialist media in Asia, where we have gained much popularity in Singapore since our January 2018 launch. Our proximity to the Asia market, combined with the established network of an experienced editorial team, form a strong foundation offering readers unparalleled insights starting from the world’s key bunkering hub towards beyond.
Relied upon by shipowners, financiers, investors, ship managers, brokers, lawyers and accountants for the past 30 years, Marine Money International is constantly bridging the gap between shipowners and the international capital markets. Our publications, forums, books and other services are driven by a set of common goals: to make you money, save you money and provide you with access to investment opportunities and capital.
THE MARITIME STANDARD
The Maritime Standard (TMS) is a Dubai-based media company, which publishes a fortnightly online newsletter that covers developments in the shipping, ports and other maritime industries in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. TMS delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest circulation of any shipping-related online newsletter in this region.
The not-to-be missed The Maritime Standard Awards recognise and celebrate success in the shipping sector across the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. The Awards are now positioned as one of the world's leading maritime awards and are the premier event of their kind in the region. They attract close to 700 of the region's elite shipping and maritime professionals, as well as a number of leading figures from overseas. The fifth edition of TMS Awards will take place on Monday, on 15th October 2018 at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.
TMS organises two market leading one day conferences: TMS Tanker Conference and TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference. The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on 16th October 2018 at Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector.
The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on 6th November 2018 at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. The Conference will bring together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
TMS also publishes the very successful The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in depth articles, researched first hand.
ship.energy tracks the maritime sector’s journey towards a decarbonised future. The platform gives shipping industry stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about cleaner marine fuels and propulsion technologies and to take part in the growing debate over how shipping and the bunker sector can actively and fully participate in the marine energy transition to zero emissions.
Published by Petrospot Limited, ship.energy is the go-to information hub for news, longer reads, interviews, and expert comment on new fuels, technologies and vessel efficiency. It also encourages and facilitates dynamic information exchange, allowing shipping and bunkering stakeholders to engage with energy and technology providers through polls, surveys, blogs, podcasts, and online discussions.
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Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils' web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.