IBC 2022

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IBC is ready to set sail May 10th to 12th 2022

IBC truly believe in the face-to-face concept that was born with the original IBC and carried on through the next four plus decades; and for that reason we took the decision to postpone the 41 International Bunker Conference IBC with the aim to carry this concept through at first possible and safe occasion. That occasion is now on the horizon and we are pleased to confirm that IBC is ready to set sail on May 10-12-2022 onboard the Color Fantasy for a fantastic all inclusive conference experience at sea.

As the world is in a different place and priorities have changed, so has the conference program which is now realigned to meet the new reality of today, and you may see the new, more relevant conference program by visiting our conference program pages

For new registrations to the conference, booking is now open. All confirmed registrations has been rolled over without any action from the participants and you will retain your bookings at your original 2020 prices.

Covid guidelines

The Norwegian Government removed all regulatory measures against COVID-19 on February 12th 2022.

We regularly follow and update the advice from the Norwegian authorities, however for updated travel advise to Norway, please visit the Norwegian Government web pages for updated information and regulations here

For updated travel regulations with Color Line - updated information may be found here

Register with confidence, see our updated terms and conditions acknowledging changing governmental and regulatory measures here

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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), Free WiFi and much more. See registration for details.  

  • Boarding will be Tuesday May 10th at 12.40 hrs  
  • Disembarkation in Oslo Thursday May 12th 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 or even succeed in preparing?.

2020 hit us in a totally different way than we expected. Was Sulphur really that important? IBC 2022 will look at the next chapter in the bunker industry. 

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.



The International Bunker Conference are proud to announce with a slight delay, our 2020 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 2022

"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 attending IBC 2022

Ardmore shipping
Bergen Bunkers
Bunker One

Bureau Veritas VeriFuel
Color Line Marine AS

Eastern Bulk 

Glander Intl. Bunkering Hafnia
Hoyer Marine GmbH
Intertek Lintec
Komgo SA
Lloyds Register

MAN Energy Solutions  Marine & Energy Consulting
Northern Offshore Services

Norwegian Hull Club Norwegian Oil Trading
S&P Global

Saga Welco AS
Saybolt Sweden AB
ScanOcean AB
SGS Belgium NV


ST1 Norge AS
ST1 Sverige AB
Stena Bulk

Stena Oil Stolt Tankers
Stove Shipping
Subsea 7
Teboil LTD
Viswa Lab UK

Wilson Eurocarriers

World Fuel Services
ZeroNorth AS  


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