This is a two-day instructor-led course presented by our energy training experts in association with Mennta Energy Solutions. Developments in the bunker fuel market are one of this year’s hottest topics. The implementation of IMO’s global ban from 1 January 2020 on sulphur emissions greater than 0.5% has raised a number of questions about:
  • the future availability of new very low sulphur fuel oils (VLSFO)
  • price differentials between marine fuels
  • the alternatives to burning VLSFO
  • the stability, miscibility, sampling and compatibility testing of new fuels
  • fuel standards and test methods

In addition, moves are underway in the shipping industry to reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Apart from considering ship design and operations, this involves consideration of fuels derived from renewable resources including certain sources of methanol, biofuels, ammonia and hydrogen. Shipowners are already participating in projects to develop such fuels. The relevance of this is that new vessels ordered in the next decade will still be around in up to 20 years time or more.

This is usually an intensive two-day course covering bunker fuel demand and supply, pricing, physical and paper trading, bunker buying, legislation, blending and testing for quality. Presentations by a team of experienced industry experts are combined with exercises and case studies as part of the training experience.


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