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Asia branch expands training reach

IBIA Asia has expanded its training activities beyond Singapore in recent months, and remains active in Singapore with an event co-organised with Argus Media, involvement with SIBCON, and several technical committees dealing with industry standards

Training remains one of the main activities at the IBIA Asia office. We conduct twice-monthly specialised training for the bunker sector with courses certified by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). We run both a Basic Bunkering Course and an Enhanced Bunkering Course covering the Singapore Standard, SS600 and the Mass Flow Meter technical standard, TR48.

Details of our regular courses are available at www.ibia.net/training
or you may contact Nadiah at +65 6472 0916 or nadiah@ibia.net.


While we have our own training facilities in Singapore, we also offer training beyond Singapore to help improve the skills and knowledge of people involved in the sector.


IBIA Asia conducted Bunker Operation & Safety Training in Klang, Malaysia on 14 to 15 May. The training was based on the ISO 13739 standard, which specifies procedures and requirements for the transfer of bunkers to vessels involving bunker tankers, road tankers and shore pipelines. A total of 21 surveyors and Port Authority personnel were trained and certified.


Our next training outside Singapore will be a Bunker Training Course for surveyors in Dubai on 4 to 5 September. We remain dedicated to providing training to raise professionalism for the benefit of our industry.


Every other year is SIBCON year, which is always a busy time for us. IBIA Asia is actively involved in the 2018 SIBCON Steering Committee, and is a supporting organisation for SIBCON meaning we can offer a promotional package for IBIA members. We will have an IBIA table in the SIBCON Exhibition Hall where member can come and meet the team. This year’s SIBCON, the 20th, will be held on 2 – 5 October, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.


Before then, just after this issue goes to press, we are arranging a joint half-day forum with Argus Media in Singapore on 31 August. Speakers are Alan Bannister of Argus Media, Dennis Chan of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration, Capt Rahul Choudhuri of VPS and Jens Maul Jorgensen of Oldendroff Carries. Topics include bunker price assessments, arbitration, fuel quality and IMO 2020 compliant fuel implications.

Other activities
IBIA Asia’s Executive Committee had a meeting with MPA on 7 August to officially introduce Timothy Cosulich as the new Chairman. Moreover, it was an opportunity to discuss the current bunker market, keeping up the good relationship and understanding that IBIA has with Singapore’s bunker industry regulator.


IBIA Asia is also currently working closely with Enterprise Singapore (Ex Spring Singapore) on the review of the TR 48 Mass Flow Meter Bunker Standards. In addition, we are also participating in the following Technical Committees and Working Groups: TC Bunkers, TC LNG Bunkering, WG MFM and WG for TR 56 LNG Bunkering.


In short, IBIA Asia continues to work hard to educate, inform, and consult with regulatory and standardisation bodies for the benefit of our industry.


Simon Neo
Regional Manager Asia
T: (65) 6472 0916
Email: regionalmanagerasia@ibia.net

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