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18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit

Date: 7th August 2019 - 8th August 2019 Location: Singapore

Tackling Sulphur 2020 & Shipping Challenges Ahead


    • What are the solutions for Ship Owners?
  • What it means for the refiners?
  • Alternative Fuel Options & will there be sufficient compliant fuel available?
  • What Technologies are there to curb filter Emissions?

All these questions would be answered at ACI’s 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit which will be hosted on 07-08 Aug 2019 in Singapore. The platform will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to scrutinise the technologies available & Fuel alternatives to assist with complying with the Sulphur 2020 cap deadline. It would provide an ideal platform  for stakeholders from the Maritime industry, including Shipowners, Ship-managers and associated solution providers, fuel solutions, IT and data associations, consultants, and technology providers to converge. Bringing the pioneers together the conference aims to promote the methodologies, exchange of ideas and the way forward to commercialization.

70+ industry professionals will come together to unravel the Sulphur 2020 mesh, discuss successful system installations, share solution driven case studies to handle technical and operational aspects  and create resilient fuel emission strategies.



“Thanks for arranging an excellent seminar, especially to be able to get a very senior team in a room & keep them interested & listening. “

– MD, Veritas Petroleum Services( VPS)

“Very well organised event. ACI did a great Job. Looking forward for more. “

– Fleet Efficiency Manager, The China Navigation Company

“Good arrangement and platform for sharing knowledge/ information. Some what had more focus on humanity over and above the business.”

-Fleet Manager, MSI Shipmanagement

“Good interacting sessions with lot of knowledge sharing”

– Fleet Performance Manager, BW Tankers

“Overall pretty good as I’m attending it for the first time. It does connect to the whole market changes & experienced people to discuss solutions on current problems.”

– Vessel Performance Analyst, Akzo Nobel

“Good atmosphere and Chairman reporting it all the time.”

– MD, Royal Roos B.V


7th August 2019
8th August 2019
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Salil Kanwar – Sales, Marketing & Media Partnerships
+91 (20) 48523148
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434


Grand Mercure Roxy
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square 428769 Singapore

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+65 6344 8000
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  • Latest Regulatory Developments & Enforcement Measures
  • Latest Technology Techniques for Vessel Efficiency & Best Practices
  • Marine Fuel Management
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | Sulphur 2020 – Challenges & Opportunities
  • Switchover Plan from HSFO to VLSFO
  • Scrubber – Are They Still a Viable Option for Sulphur 2020?
  • Sulphur 2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Chartering & Bunker Organisations
  • Scrubber Vs Compliant Fuel

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from industry.  Our meetings are strictly end-user focused.

Delegates will be drawn from ship owners & ship managers, chartering companies and include CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors, General Managers, Vice-Presidents,. As well as:

  • Fleet Directors/ Fleet Managers
  • Technical Directors/ Technical Managers
  • New Buildings Directors and Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Operations Directors/Managers
  • Ports/Port Authorities

The Summit will also be attended by Marine Equipment Manufacturers, Marine Solution providers, and fuel suppliers showcasing the latest cutting-edge technologies.


  • Capt Raymond Peter, MD, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Kian Chai Tan, Manager – Technical Support, Teekay Tankers Ltd.
  • Sean Hutchings, Chief Technical Officer, Thome Group of Companies
  • Capt. Jagadeesan Natarajan, GM-Operations, OMC Shipping Pte. Ltd.
  • Jay K Pillai, Director-Fleet, Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited
  • Capt. Warren Nelson, COO – Technical,  ASP Ship Management
  • Capt. Ninad Sharad Mhatre, Deputy MD , ZEABORN Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Capt. Bhaskar Sengupta, Environmental Compliance Manager, OSM Maritime Group
  • Nishant Dhyani, Fleet Efficiency Manager, The China Navigation Company
  • Shashank Chavan, Technical Superintendent, ISHIMA Pte Ltd.
  • Harpal Cheema, MD, Nova Carriers (Singapore)
  • Mike Konstantinidis, CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology S.A.
  • Takahiro Fujibayashi, Manager, Hitachi Zosen
  • Dominique Philibert, Technology Director, CR Ocean Engineering LLC
  • Capt. K.K. Mukherkjee, Director (Operations), NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte Ltd
  • Chris Chatterton, COO, Methanol Institute
  • Captain Walter P. Purio, Founding Director and Global Advocate, LNG Marine Fuel Institute
  • Harry Hirst, Partner, Ince & Co Singapore LLP
  • Capt George Mathews, Manager – Freight Operations, South32 Marketing Pte Ltd

If you would like to be considered as a speaker at the event for a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Nitisha Sancheti

Tel: +91 2048523149

Email: [email protected] 

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MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants.  Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information


MPA reserves the right to reject any applications from participants/businesses who do not comply with any of the following criteria:

i. The training grant is to be used only towards payment of course fees for MCF-approved courses and for no other purposes (including but not limited to payment for any event management, advertising, or sponsorship fees). Please see http://www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for more information on MCF approved courses. ii. Course attendees must be Singaporean Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents;

ii. Course attendees may be self-sponsored (“Self-Sponsors”) or employees of sponsoring business entities registered or incorporated in Singapore (“Corporate Sponsor”);

iii. Course attendees must not be receiving any other forms of financial assistance administered by other government bodies e.g. WSG/SSG etc;

iv. Course attendees must attain at least 75% attendance at the course;

v. The duly completed/signed MCF application form must be submitted by the Self-Sponsor or Corporate Sponsor (as the case may be) to the training service provider of the MCF-approved course (“Training Service Provider”) BEFORE the commencement of the course.

For Registration and more information, please contact:

Pramod Kale

Tel: +91 9637464143 / +91 20 48523144

Email: [email protected]


Hitachi Zosen operates in the two business domains of Environment/Green Energy and Social Infrastructure & Disaster Prevention. In the field of Environment/Green Energy, we offer Energy-from-Waste, wind farm, and solar power technologies in markets across the globe, implementing a world number one strategy, with a focus on Asia and Europe, particularly in Energy-from-Waste solutions. In the field of Social Infrastructure & Disaster Prevention, we seek to contribute to the safety and security of society through desalination projects that resolve the problem of water shortages in regions around the world, upgrading and maintenance of aging infrastructures, and providing products such as GPS wave meters and flap gate seawalls that prevent loss of life from tsunami. With the expansion of our business domains, we plan to reinforce our bases outside Japan and accelerate efforts in M&A.

“We create value useful to society with technology and sincerity to contribute to a prosperous future”—under this corporate philosophy, we at the Hitachi Zosen Group will continue taking on challenges in reform toward fortifying our technologies, displaying our strengths as a group, and growing into a highly profitable company with public recognition. We look forward to your continued support as we work for the enrichment of the employee job satisfaction, the improvement of customer satisfaction, and the enhancement of shareholder satisfaction.




METIS Cyberspace Technology is specialized in the fields of Electronics Engineering, IoT and Artificial Intelligence, adapted to the specific requirements of Global Maritime. METIS brings to the maritime industry the ultimate Real-time ship performance management solution for Data Acquisition, Diagnosis and Prediction of fleet performance.

We ensure the quality of data through specialized equipment we install onboard and we enrich them using multiple external sources (weather providers, AIS, noon reports, etc.). METIS through sophisticated analysis (powered by AI and Machine Learning) extracts the hidden intelligence and delivers valuable & actionable information addressing the needs of various roles, departments and levels of management within a shipping company.

The user interacts with METIS via an intuitive, human-like interface, while the functionality is greatly enhanced with the ability to receive alerts for critical events as well as to automate the delivery of user specific, predefined reports.

In return, benefits for the shipping company will be to significantly increase its competitiveness and profitability through operational efficiency, achieve valuable cost reduction as well as to greatly optimize the process of Planned Maintenance.

On top of those, METIS strongly improves Collaboration of onshore and onboard workforce.  The unique and revolutionary METIS’ Human-like interface makes it easy to use even from Day 1, for the entire fleet of any Shipping company.



Established in 2014, Seraphic Energy Limited (SEL) is perhaps the only company focussing on marine LED lights to the exclusion of everything else.

SEL operates from Shenzhen and Singapore. SEL’s manufacturing occurs in China and the distribution is managed from one warehouse in Shenzhen and two in Singapore. The Singapore warehouses are managed by National Forwarder. Both are bonded warehouses.

SEL’s range includes almost every kind of light that a ship needs. It covers normal lights like tubelights, bulbs, floodlights as well as specialty lights such as search-lights, explosion proof lights and custom lighting solutions for unique applications. SEL also offers light fixtures and transparent covers for fixtures.

SEL uses the finest components in its lights. The light source brands are Philips, Samsung, Epistar, Cree, Bridgelux and Sanan. The drivers come from Meanwell and Sosen. SEL’s lights offer the highest PF (>0.95) and the lowest THD (<8%). The illuminance exceeds 125L/W. All SEL lights run on dual AC voltage

SEL’s customer list includes some of the largest shipping, ship-management and ship-building  companies in the world.

Leveraging its in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry, SEL pro-actively designs lights to precisely suit the requirements of its customers.







With more than 100 year history and presence across the globe, CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, (“CROE©”) offers the shipping industry superior scrubbing systems that reduce exhaust gas emissions from engines burning high Sulphur fuels to help shipowners comply with the most stringent IMO requirements.

CROE® scrubbing systems are successfully operating on many types of ships including Cruise Ships, Ferries, Bulk Carriers, Tankers, Containerships, Ro-Ro, and Ro-Pax and many others.

The CROE scrubbing system has low backpressure, all metal construction, requires no bypass, replaces the silencer and can run dry.

The CROE® scrubbers reduce soot and nearly eliminate SO2 emissions from the exhaust gas from heavy fuel burning engines, generators and boilers. Achieving O.1% or 0.5% sulfur fuel equivalency is easy and economical with the CROE scrubbers.

The CROE scrubbing system can have a bottom inlet or side inlet design to better fit into any retrofit of existing ships or to be installed on new-builds:   It is available in

  • Open Loop (“hybrid-ready” design)
  • Closed Loop
  • Hybrid

CR Ocean Engineering’s expertise lies on a tradition of innovation since 1917. We are prepared to guide owners to the most efficient and economical solution to assure a seamless transition to compliance.




ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Ketan Kulkarni

Tel: +91 2048523141

Email: [email protected]


The Bunkerspot website includes subscription-based real-time news and pricing service, as well as information channels, industry announcements and updates on conferences, exhibitions and other key events. An annual subscription entitles you to see all the subscribers’ newsboard stories and access thousands of articles on the Search Archive.

Visit us at www.bunkerspot.com

NRG Expert is an independent energy market research and intelligence company. The company specialises in energy market research reports, energy market databases and energy consulting as well as detailed financial analysis and market forecasts. NRG Expert provides high quality research and data which is often hard to access elsewhere. The data and analysis produced is provided to the world’s leading companies, consultancies and government bodies, giving them the data and statistics they need to make tough, cost conscious decisions about their energy infrastructure, energy projects, and energy business development strategies.


Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


Maritime Sky Platform is the media provider with deep local understanding and adoption of best international practices and its expertise.

With hands-on experience in planning and executing complex marketing and communication campaigns, we develop and cover every important aspect and field of local and international Maritime Events, Conferences, Corporate & Government Projects.

Gathering marine under one media platform that talks about solid and sustainable development, we provide “Premier Regional Portal” – area of exclusivity and innovative specialized media programs that modernize the entire industry and allow you to meet the World of Maritime from different perspectives.



The Maritime Standard (TMS) is a Dubai-based media company, which publishes a fortnightly online newsletter that covers developments in the shipping, ports and other maritime industries in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. TMS delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest circulation of any shipping-related online newsletter in this region.

TMS also publishes the very successful The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in depth articles, researched first hand.



Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy. This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course.

Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide.



Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.



Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.


Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world’s top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options. Alternatively, please search our database and contact companies directly www.freightbook.net.



The Cooperative Logistics Network is a capped, non-exclusive alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in each major air/seaport who co-operate in a financially secure environment to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses by actively working together to compete against the largest multinationals. The Cooperative Logistics Network does not believe in claiming a membership fee and offering its members nothing in return. On joining the network, members immediately gain a global brand, a directory of reliable, financially secure agents who actively work together to bid for the largest contracts and negotiate lower rates from carriers and insurers. www.thecooperativelogisticsnetwork.com


Marine & Maritime Gazette is read across the globe by professionals within the marine, renewables and offshore industries. On a monthly basis the publication focuses on salient news, reviews and features across the whole of the industry. The printed copy of the magazine is circulated to industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation.


Marine Bunker Exchange’s goal is to rationalise the bunker industry by focusing the necessary information on the one website – A one stop website!

Our site is completely tailor-made for the marine bunker industry, in short it gives the user all the necessary tools to be able to assess the market.

It starts with the oil exchange, the so called oil futures which will give the user an idea of what is actually happening with the oil market at that particular moment. Oil futures also give the user an indication of the upcoming day’s spot bunker prices turning out.

Our spot bunker market is updated continuously throughout the day which means a port can be updated several times a day.

Ship2Shore is one of the most successful on-line magazines in the Mediterranean region and the leading news provider in Italy exploring the financial, economical, political and legal aspects of the transports industry.

News are published daily on the website, grouped into macro-categories (shipping&shipyards, ports&services,  logistics&intermodal transport, energy&offshore, others) to help readers finding easily and quickly what they need.

A weekly pdf magazine, published on Monday and announced by a newsletter, offers a complete overview of the most important topics as well as in-depth analysis, interviews and further stories; periodic Special Features complete the information offer.

Thanks to accurate and high quality information that can be browsed directly on desktops and mobile devices, Ship2Shore is a useful working tool for being regularly updated as well as an effective means for web advertising.

A free trial is available by signing up on www.ship2shore.it/english


Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


A worldwide alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in exclusive territories, disciplined cooperation, and a single brand name –that’s the CONQUEROR formula for growing your business!

The CONQUEROR Freight Network (CQR) gives one agent in each local market the advantages that only the biggest logistics players once enjoyed: a global brand, a network of top-class agentswell-defined territories, and much more!








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