RECOVERY POSITION: THE WAY BACK FOR SHIPPING, OIL AND BUNKER MARKETS AFTER 2020’S UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES
The dramatic change brought about by the implementation of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap and the subsequent high sulphur fuel carriage ban has been completely overshadowed by the unexpected global crisis caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdowns in many sovereign states, travel bans, the collapse of global stock markets and oil prices in freefall.
Rather than markets just coming to terms with the new IMO regulations and contemplating the 2050 greenhouse gas reduction challenge, the entire maritime industry now finds itself facing a very different, insecure and completely unpredictable future. Uncharted territory indeed.
Against such a background, how will shipping, oil and bunker markets fare during the second half of the year and beyond? And what specific impact will this unprecedented turmoil have on those involved in these markets in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean? The answers may be few and far between, but there is no doubt that these pressing issues will be firmly at the top of the agenda at this year’s rescheduled Maritime Week Americas.
Maritime Week Americas is the biggest and most popular annual bunkering event in the Americas because of its top-quality, timely content and unrivalled networking. MWA 2021 in Panama will lift the bar even higher.
MWA 2021 comprises a high-level two-day marine bunker conference and several specialist training courses and workshops, plus an opportunity to experience the Panama Canal and the country’s shipping and bunkering infrastructure.
1. MWA CONFERENCE
MWA Conference • Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 October 2021
The MWA 2021 conference will cover a range of key subjects of particular interest to those working or interested in bunkering in the Americas.
The Conference includes a Networking Trip to the Panama Canal
Please note: The MWA21 Trip is open to all conference delegates, however, please note there is a maximum capacity so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to secure your place please email email@example.com.
2. TRAINING COURSE
Marine Fuel Analysis • Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 October 2021
The objective of this two-day course is to explain the origin, development and use of international marine fuel standard ISO 8217. It will examine how the standard works and what its limitations are.
The Maritime Week Americas 2021 exhibition offers you all the benefits of a networking environment in which you can consolidate existing, and develop new, business relationships. Use this opportunity to acquire new leads and build your brand by booking a table top exhibition space.
If you are interested in contributing to the programme, we would welcome your suggestions and comments phone: +44 1295 814455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org