• 2018 February 28 12:20

    New chairman and board members announced at IBIA’s AGM

    The next chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and the result of board elections were announced at IBIA’s AGM on Monday 19 February, a few hours before more than 1,000 marine fuel professionals gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane for the 25th IBIA Annual Dinner.

    After two years serving as the Chairman of IBIA, Robin Meech of Marine and Energy Consulting will be passing on the baton to Michael Green, Global Technical Manager at Intertek Shipcare, who is currently the Vice Chairman.

    Henrik Zederkof, a Senior Director at Bunker Holding A/S, will take over as Vice Chairman of IBIA. Martin Laue Brodersen from the Danish shipping company Torm, who joined the board on 1 April 2017, will take over from Eugenia Benavides, Marine Director of Terpel S.A. as Treasurer.

    Ten candidates were up for election for four board positions. The four board members that were elected for a 3-year term are industry consultant, author and lecturer Nigel Draffin (re-elected), Patrick Holloway of law firm Webber Wentzel Attorneys (re-elected), Adrian Pask of BP Marine and Nicolas Vukelja of Terramare.

    Robin Meech and Eugenia Benavides have both now served as board members for the maximum time allowed under the Association’s bye-laws and have to step down.

    The changes to the board take effect on 1 April 2019.

    Welcoming guests to IBIA’s 25th annual dinner on Monday evening, Chief Executive Justin Murphy emphasised that even in our age of electronic exchanges, people remain at the heart of the industry, which is why it is so important for IBIA to facilitate connections, whether it’s via technology or in person. He told members that the IBIA website will soon be re-launched and a new membership management system will be implemented – both of which will improve the interface with members. Moreover, there is potential for new regional membership branches.  All of this will contribute to the many ways in which members can engage with IBIA’s working groups to deliver value to the industry. Two concrete examples of this are the Supplier’s Guide to Best Practice, which will be presented to the 72nd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protecion Committee for its consideration in April, and the Ethics Working Group, which is gaining traction with the development of the IBIA Code of Ethics.

    Speaking at the dinner, Robin Meech praised the professionalism of IBIA’s Chief Executive, Justin Murphy, and the enthusiastic and effective secretariat in London, Singapore and South Africa in helping to raise the Association’s profile. “It has been an honour to be chairman of IBIA for the past two years. They have been an interesting two years,” he said. “I have great pleasure in passing the baton of the chairmanship of IBIA to Michael Green who I know will accelerate the rate of growth of the influence and value for money for our current and new membership.”

    “I can’t possibly begin to convey to you what an honour and a privilege it is to stand before you this evening as the incoming Chairman of IBIA,” Michael Green told the dinner guests.

    Both Meech and Green said IBIA is now in its strongest position for quite some time, highlighting that the Association is proactive and forward thinking, and has made significant contributions at the International Maritime Organization. “The fact that we find ourselves with IBIA in such a position of strength at this current time is very reassuring given all of the concerns surrounding what is expected in the coming years,” Green said.

2019 September 17

10:34 Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper
10:27 ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.87% to $68.42, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.24% to $61.89
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,311 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
17:04 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
14:10 Zvezda shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for third Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills
11:21 Workshop on ISPS Code for Designated Authority and Port Facility Security Officers held in Ghana
10:53 IMO continues work to promote ratification of international treaty covering wreck removal
10:29 GESAMP celebrates fifty years of service in ocean science
10:04 Busan Port Authority and Adani Ports & SEZ conclude MOU
09:50 Brent Crude futures price is up 9.96% to $66.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 8.61% to $59.52
09:32 Gazprom supports 3rd Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its General Sponsor
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,312 points
09:08 Nyborg becomes 30th port to join the Cruise Baltic network
08:44 ECSA, INTERFERRY, EUDA and CLIA Europe welcome report on the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 16
08:00 Live webcast of NEVA 2019 zero-day conference begins at 10 am, September 16, on PortNews website

2019 September 15

15:47 M/V "SARA” refused access to the Paris MoU region
14:26 USCG assisted capsized USFSP sail students in St. Petersburg, Florida
12:02 World’s largest wind turbine blade test stand built by Siemens Gamesa
11:21 IMCA to introduce CPD scheme for diving supervisors
10:51 L3Harris Technologies delivers new advanced autonomous vehicle capability to UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

2019 September 14

15:29 Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
13:39 Crondall Energy partners with Pharis Energy on innovative Pilot Field development
12:08 Prysmian's new cable-laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2021
10:32 Woodside invests in emerging technology for seismic data acquisition

2019 September 13

18:06 Sture terminal situation normalised
17:47 Malaysia encourages gender diversity in the maritime industry
17:24 Multipurpose ship of Project MPSV12, Kalas, successfully completed sea trials
17:06 Frontline extends expiry date of first option for two Trafigura Suezmax tankers
16:30 ABP to welcome Royal Navy’s HMS Grimsby into Port of Grimsby
16:25 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System chosen for retrofitting to four Korean vessels
16:05 Multi Modal Rail B.V. (MMR) launches rail service between Rotterdam and Ottmarsheim, France
15:48 ABP and WISTA UK host 'Women in Maritime' reception during LISW
15:09 Shearwater GeoServices awarded large South America survey
14:26 ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries
14:09 Start of the project “Dredging the Nieuwe Diep – Port of Den Helder”
13:45 First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier
13:20 Port of Oakland opens peak season with cargo volume growth
12:47 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 8M’2019 fell by 30% Y-o-Y to 22.35 million tonnes
12:09 MOL starts demonstration test of vessel image recognition system using AI technology on Nippon Maru
11:28 RS introduces new requirements into Part I of Rules for Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships
11:09 Rolls-Royce achieves 50th MT30 production milestone
10:42 In August, Klaipėda LNG Terminal regasified 1.4 times more gas than was consumed in the entire country
10:09 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes hit 663,992 TEUs in August 2019