IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Kitack Lim will deliver a keynote speech.
As we approach the end of 2021, alternative fuels are now firmly in the spotlight as the most important consideration facing the bunker and shipping industries. The European Union has set out a tough agenda for decarbonising shipping in its part of the world, support is building at the IMO for global carbon taxation on bunkers and the upcoming COP 26 event is likely to draw more attention to the role of shipping's decarbonisation in global efforts to reduce GHG emissions. And at the same
time, a swathe of more familiar themes faces these industries: access to credit and consolidation among bunker traders and suppliers, the recent abnormal strength in the container market, the slow and faltering escape from the COVID-19 crisis and the ongoing rise in scrubber and HSFO demand.
In response to the above IBIA’s Annual Convention 2021 will take a digital format.
To be held over three days, at the start of November, this dynamic event will include a virtual exhibition hall, access to extensive in-depth on-demand content, and a series of live panel discussions with audience participation.