Maritime Week Americas 2018 • Panama

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Join us in celebrating MWA's 10th Anniversary


Maritime Week Americas is the biggest, most well-attended and most popular bunkering event in the Americas.

The shipping industry is braced for change as new regulations come into play and the global port infrastructure adapts to new trade flows, geopolitical challenges and far-reaching trade initiatives, such as China’s Belt and Road project.

Panama, through the ambitious expansion of its Canal, is witnessing directly the impact of change in the shipping sector, and Maritime Week Americas 2018 will debate how the evolving dynamics of trade and fuel regulations are transforming the marine fuels landscape in Panama and throughout the Americas.

The action-packed week comprises a full programme of key maritime events, including a major conference, training coursesa day-long excursion to the Expanded Panama Canal, a reception at Miraflores locks and other exciting networking activities.




Tuesday 8 May

There will be a day-long excursion to the Expanded Panama Canal included in the Conference price. 
Please email: events@petrospot.com to register your interest.




Wednesday 9 - Thursday 10 May

The two-day conference will focus on the most important local and regional issues from planning for the global sulphur cap in 2020 to examining fuel options and strategies, the growing acceptance of LNG as a viable alternative bunker fuel and changing patterns in fuel quality.  Featuring the Petrospot Bunker Surgery - 'free' expert and legal advice, open to all participants.

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The Oxford Bunker Course (Advanced Commercial) • Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 May

This two-day intensive commercially-oriented bunker course is very well suited to those with a working knowledge of bunkering who require more detailed knowledge of the key elements of the commercial deal.

The course covers commercial, operational, financial, technical and legal issues in some depth. Among the main topics are: bunker and voyage planning; bunker costing and pricing; chartering; suppliers' terms and conditions and bunker clauses; credit and insurance; banking; specifications and procedures; risk management; regulations; bunkering procedures; quantity measurements and eliminating fraud; changing international fuel specifications; bunker buyer specifications; bunker claims and what to do in an emergency; identifying potential problems and avoiding bunker disputes; dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration; debunking and an insightful view of future developments.

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Bunker Dispute Resolution Workshop • Tuesday 8 May (Afternoon)

This highly professional interactive workshop on bunker dispute resolution will address the causes of bunker disputes, the resolution of those disputes when they happen and the avoidance of those disputes so that they don’t happen in the first place. It will look at how changing economic and regulatory conditions may give rise to new disputes – whether about bunker quality, quantity, delivery or payment issues – and examine ways that such disputes may be resolved. 

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Bunker Price Risk Management • Tuesday 8 May (Morning)

This half-day seminar will provide attendees with an overview of hedging tools and risk management in the oil markets, with particular emphasis on introductory swaps and options used in the oil trading business.  

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Table-Top Exhibit9-10 May




If you are interested in contributing to the programme, we would welcome your suggestions phone: +44 1295 814455 or email us.


How do I know these courses will live up to expectations?

Petrospot has earned a world-wide reputation for organising exceptional training courses. Don't just take our word for it - read our feedback received from previous students on this course.


'Those who have attended before will tell you MWA is the most important bunker event in the Americas!'


‘Outstanding content with highly qualified panellists’

Emerson Process Management (USA)




Registration Options

MWA Conference: Early Bird:

£1350   (Save £245)

The Oxford Bunker Course: Early Bird:

£1095   (Save £200)

Bunker Price Risk Management:


Bunker Dispute Resolution Workshop:




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Package Sponsorship

  • S&P Global Platts
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
  • Aspect Enterprise Solutions
  • Arte Bunkering LLC

Individual Sponsorship

  • KPI Bridge Oil
    Badges and Lanyards
  • SOL Brands Inc
    Notepads and Pens
  • Curoil N.V.
    Bottled Water
  • Organizacion Terpel S.A.

Remember to ask about the special rates for multiple delegates from the same company.


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  • Cma Connecticut Maritime
  • Ibia
  • Namepa


  • Amp Portuaria
  • Bunkerspot
  • Mabux
  • Opis Ihs
  • Smi Ship Management
  • Ship Supplier

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Tel: +44 1295 814455
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