22 - 24 April 2020

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The 41st. International Bunker Conference will be onboard the M/V Color Fantasy, a 5 star cruise ferry which takes us for a two days roundtrip voyage between Oslo Norway and Kiel in Germany. The price includes conference pass, cabin (accommodation), full board (all meals),  and much more. see registration for details.  

  • Boarding will be Wednesday April 22 at 12.40 hrs  
  • Disembarkation in Oslo Friday April 24th 10.00 hrs

IBC in short

The International Bunker Conference (IBC) has become a world renowned forum for the international bunker industry. 

The previous IBCs have focused on the industry milestones and challenges presented by MARPOL Annex VI. Challenges consequences and opportunities approaching new regulations in the bunker industry.

We have passed the doorsteps of a paradigm shift in bunker fuels as we know it. Did we manage and succeed?.

IBC 2020 will summarize 2020, provide market overviews and solutions in the new regulatory regime. and ask whether the real storm is brewing in the horizon.

Don't miss the chance to obtain an update on what’s happening in the bunker industry as well as to meet old and new friends at this great networking arena.


Bob Thornton

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The International Bunker Conference are proud to announce our Guest of Honor at the 41st IBC, 

Mr. Bob Thornton.

Bob, who’s influence in shaping all sides of the bunker industry is undeniable, has been chosen as the first ever IBC Guest of Honor!

Join us to celebrate Bob and his life long contribution to the bunker industry at IBC 2020.

"Bob's first presentation to IBC was in November 1984, "Aluminum, the mythical spec" with overhead foils... Bob was the first speaker of the day and afterward the remainder of the conference was held in Norwegian! That surprised Bob and a lot of European attendees and it took a couple of years before IBC was convinced that shipping was indeed international. (Thankfully this has changed) The paper Bob gave was about the need to switch from a 30 ppm Aluminum spec to both Al+Si because the Al/Si ratio of the FCC catalyst in use at refineries worldwide varied dramatically, and although old news in 2020 , his presentation would still hold up today under close scrutiny."


Companies registered for IBC 2020 

  • AmSpec
  • Bebeka
  • Bergen Bunkers
  • Bunker One
  • Bureau Veritas Verifuel
  • Chevron
  • Color Line Marine AS
  • Corelab 
  • CYE Petrol
  • ECGS

  • ExxonMobil
  • Felix BNI
  • Glander International Bunkering
  • IBIA
  • InterTank
  • Intertek ShipCare
  • Lloyds Register
  • Mabanaft Deutschland GmbH 
  • Neste
  • Northern Energy & Supply

  • Norwegian Hull Club  
  • Norwegian Oil Trading 
  • OPIS By IHS Markit
  • Peninsula Petroleum
  • PGS
  • Saga Shipholding
  • Saga Welco
  • Salén Ship Management AB
  • Shell
  • SML Consultancy

  • Solvang ASA
  • Teboil LTD
  • University of Delaware
  • Varo Energy Germany GMBH
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
  • Wärtsila
  • Wilhelm Hoyer
  • World Fuel Services

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