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Bunker association IBIA worried about Aegean case

Aegean Marine Petroleum's decision to file for Chapter 11 in the US following an alleged fraud case raises concerns at the International Bunker Industry Association, IBIA, which sees an increased need for an ethical compass in the sector, Chairman Michael Green tells ShippingWatch.

Bunkersammenslutning er foruroliget over Aegean-sag

Aegeans ansøgning om konkursbeskyttelse i USA efter påstået svindelsag vækker bekymring hos bunkersammenslutningen Ibia, som ser et øget behov for et etisk kompas i bunkerbranchen, siger formand Michael Green i et interview med ShippingWatch.

IBIA chief executive steps down

Justin Murphy steps down after serving a year and a half as CEO of the International Bunker Industry Association. The move triggers a larger restructuring of the association's management structure.

"If you haven't bought a scrubber, do so now"

Buying scrubbers is the cheapest way to comply with the sulfur requirements when they come into force on Jan. 1 2020, says bunker consultant Robin Meech at a conference Thursday. Maersk reiterates that it will not use scrubbers.

IBIA Chairman calls on bunker industry to expose fraud

There will be more whistleblower cases in the bunker industry going forward, projects new IBIA Chairman Robin Meech. More cases need to be exposed, he tells ShippingWatch and points to the top priorities for the international bunker industry.

Bunker industry hesitates with LNG

Uncertainty about the market has bunker companies holding back with LNG investments. It will take a political thrust or a high oil price before things become really interesting for the industry. ShippingWatch has interviewed ExxonMobil and IBIA about the potential of the new fuel.

IBIA joins forces with carriers' sulfur alliance

Trident Alliance, a shipping coalition calling for proper enforcement of sulfur regulations, has entered a strategic partnership with the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). After legislation was passed one year ago, there are still major gaps in the regulation, say critics.

Dan-Bunkering CEO joins IBIA board

Henrik Zederkof of Dan-Bunkering is joining the board of the International Bunker Industry Association, where Denmark's Jens Maul Jørgensen from Oldendorff Carriers is stepping down after serving two years as chairman.

IBIA chairman accuses IMO of ignorance

The chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association, Jens Maul Jørgensen, believes that the IMO is declining responsibility for the poor bunker quality being delivered. Shipowners and the environment end up paying the costs.

IMO responds to criticism from bunker industry

The chairman of bunker association IBIA recently criticized the IMO for failing to involve the whole industry in efforts to improve bunker quality. The chairman of the IMO's environmental committee rejects this notion. "We are working on it," Arsenio Dominguez tells ShippingWatch.

IBIA chairman in strong criticism of the IMO

"There is no understanding at the IMO about what goes on in the market on the owner and operator side," says Jens Maul Jørgensen, chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association, IBIA, in an unusually sharp and direct criticism of the IMO.

Ibia styrker holdet i Singapore

Den internationale bunkersammenslutning Ibia finder ny direktør til kontor i Singapore for at sikre satsning på Asien-Stillehavet.

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