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XVI All-Russian forum 'Current State and Prospects for Development of Russian Bunker Services Market'.

June 22, Thursday

9:00-10:00 Registration of participants. Welcome coffee.

Opening of the Forum.

10:00 Opening remarks by the President of the SRO "Russian Association of Marine and River Bunkerers" Vitaliy Kovalyov.

World and Russian bunker markets

10:30-12:00 Events and trends in the global bunkering market in 2022. Changes in global shipping, cargo flows, fuel supplies to vessels, and prices due to sanctions against Russia;

Overview of the situation on global and domestic fuel markets (Konstantin Samarina, raw material market strategist at SberCIB Investment Research);

The Russian bunker market in 2022 and 2023 (Marina Borisenko, head of the analytical department at PortNews media group);

LNG bunkering practice in the ports of the Baltic Sea (Yefim Suchkov, head of LNG bunkering development department at Gazpromneft Marine Bunker LLC).

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

12:30-14:00 Maritime export of Russian petroleum products: what happened on the market from the second half of 2022 (volumes, structure, prices, logistics) and how events will develop in the future? (Sergey Kondratev, deputy head of the economic department at the Institute of Energy and Finance).

Prices of petroleum products: is the export alternative so significant? Russian fuel market under embargo and double discounts" (Kirill Rodionov, expert at the Institute of Energy Problems).

Financial instruments of the bunker market

New opportunities for commodity financing and hedging of Russian petroleum products at Sberbank (Pavel Spitsyn, Executive Director of Sales for Commodity and Raw Material Markets at Sberbank, and Vitaly Shirin, Senior Sales Manager for Investment Products at the Department of Sales for Commodity and Raw Material Markets at Sberbank);

Production of petroleum products

Current issues of production and quality of marine fuels in current conditions (Marina Lobashova, director of quality at the Center for Monitoring New Technologies).

14:00-15:00 Lunch (Atrium Hall)


Shipbuilding and ship repair

Repair and modernization of bunker vessels using available ship components in Russia (Nikolay Shablikov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordic Engineering JSC);

Experience in repair and conversion of vessels at shipyards in Turkey. (Nikolai Avtutov, Director of Prospective Development, Chief Designer of Marine Engineering Bureau-St. Petersburg LLC);

Support for the bunker industry in current conditions (representative of FSUE "Russian Maritime Register of Shipping");

Ship repair under conditions of partial international isolation: the situation in the Far Eastern bunker market. Spare parts for foreign vessels, their availability, and certification problems. (Vitaliy Tereshchenko, Head of the Supply Department at Marine Trust LLC);

Design and construction of composite steel-concrete vessels of the Neobeton project - an effective solution for receiving, round-the-year storage, and issuance of petroleum products (Alexander Sobolev, founder of Baltspetsproekt LLC);

Protection against corrosion of nodes, mechanisms, and structures of ships and other objects in the bunker industry (Kirill Aristov, Marketing Director/Technical Director at Litum LLC).

18:00 Q&A session. End of the first day of the forum

19:00 Evening reception.

June 23, Friday

Business breakfast

Financial instruments of the bunker market (continued)

10:00-11:15 Case studies (workshop) based on Sberbank's proposal for a bunker company. (Pavel Spitsyn, Executive Director of Sales for Commodity and Raw Material Markets at Sberbank, and Vitaly Shirin, Senior Sales Manager for Investment Products at the Department of Sales for Commodity and Raw Material Markets at Sberbank).


Control and supervision

Control and supervisory measures under the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 10, 2022 No. 336 (as amended on February 4, 2023), "On the Features of Organization and Implementation of State Control (Supervision), Municipal Control" (Zinfira Yamaletdinova, Head of the Department for Supervision over Explosion-Hazardous and Chemically Hazardous Objects in Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil Refining, and Metallurgical Industries at Rostekhnadzor).


Risk-oriented approach and methodology for assessing the risk of oil spills in the sea and inland waterways. (Sergey Matsenko, Ph.D., General Director of the Southern Marine Scientific and Research and Design Institute named after Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union I.S. Isakov (AO "YuzhNIIIMF").


Current legislative changes in the field of ship bunkering. The author is Vladimir Aleksandrovich Sergeev, Chairman of the Council of the SRO "Russian Association of Maritime and River Bunkerers".


Changes and external factors influencing the marine insurance market in 2023, financial support for PLARN, and the practice of settling marine losses. ( Anna Nikolaevna Korableva, Director of Corporate Insurance Management at AlfaStrakhovanie).

The final discussion

End of the Forum



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