Tuesday 28th March 2017
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, opened today the sixth International Fujairah Bunkering and Fuel Oil Forum (Fujcon 2009) at the Al Diar Siji Hotel. His Highness Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Department of Industry & Economy, Fujairah & Chairman of the Board of Port of Fujairah, several VIPs, were also in attendance during the official opening.
Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Chairman of the Organising Committee, said Fujairah would forge ahead with its plan to maintain its leading place as a world bunkering hub.
The sixth event in the series, the Forum is held under the auspices of the Government of Fujairah, with the Patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohamed Al Sharqi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah, and the support of the International Bunker Industry Association and the Nautical Institute, UAE Branch.
Fujcon 2009 continues to enjoy the support of the authorities and leading companies in the bunker trade community. The Government of Fujairah and the Port of Fujairah have taken a high profile at Fujcon 2009, with the presence of senior policy makers and key executives at the conference and extensive hospitality functions, being hosted by the authorities in Fujairah.
Bunkering experts from Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, UK '&' the UAE will reinforce Fujairah's position as a major player in the global market, explore important developments in Fujairah and globally, and provide up-to-date analysis on issues affecting the bunkering '&' fuel oil business.
Some of the key issues to be covered include the global oil market '&' fuel oil bunker outlook; latest developments in Fujairah, new bunker trading strategies and procedures for controlling risks, pricing trends for low sulphur fuels, blending implications for new sulphur fuel, important recent IMO developments affecting the bunkering industry, technical issues on quality, ignition and combustion, 2-stroke engines and environmental issues covering alternative marine fuels and emission abatement technology '&' options.
More than 400 participants from over 30 countries are attending the two-day forum.
Leading oil and bunker producers/traders, the oil majors, refiners, banks, shipowners/brokers, supply and service companies, classification societies, maritime lawyers and consultants will be represented.