We have listed below a selection of reviews from our events and courses. 

ARACON | The Bunkering SymposiumBunkerExperience



'A must-attend conference covering important topics of the bunker industry and giving insights from experienced professionals'
Island Oil Hellas

‘My compliments to the organisers and the attendees. We love the “open” atmosphere where all people feel the safety to express their views, success and frustrations as well'

'Very interesting, particularly the LNG presentations and legal aspects. Other presentations also very complimentary'

'Excellent mix of presentations and great to see a mix of attendees too. Always good to talk to buyers at the event '
Bomin Bunker

Congratulations, one of the best conferences of the past 30 years with good transparency and know how topics’
Inspectorate BV (Netherlands)

‘Very interesting event where you meet with all stakeholders in the industry and get a good overview of the state of the business’
Deloitte (Belgium)

‘As a surveyor it is very important to get acquainted with the position of all parties that are involved in the bunker business, and this Symposium provides  the proper platform for this to happen’
Tanido B.V. (Netherlands)

'Interesting, informative and well organised. Qualified and high profile speakers.'
BIMCO (Netherlands)

'ARACON 2017 was my first participation in an international bunkering event in more than 25 years, and I was impressed that Petrospot managed to bring together 150 industry professionals for a two-day program packed with interesting presentations and discussions. Expertly moderated by Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, I particularly enjoyed Rob Phillips presenting the buyers’ requirements to their bunker suppliers; as the Bunkering Manager of ArcelorMittal, his views carry a lot of weight, amplified by his role as Chairman of the Institute of Bunker Buyers and Consumers. Session 2: 2020 and the Global Sulphur Cap was also highly pertinent, and I particularly enjoyed Intertek Global Technical Manager Michael Green’s insights. The networking opportunities were well timed and laid out, in particular, the Reception and Gala Dinner at the Royal Maas Yacht Club. The only question is what The Hilton Hotel thought was going on, as they variously sign-posted the event as Petrosport and Pertospot.'
Peter Andersen, Senior Director, Maritime Business Development, Genscape.



'Excellent and cohesive. The past, present and future were all treated with complimentary presentations in logical sequence.'
Razaghi Meyer International (UK)

‘Great job and congratulations to the Petrospot team.’
BP Marine (Netherlands)

‘An excellent event to discuss the important matters at hand through the eyes of different positions in the shipping market. Good excuse for networking!’
Global Vision Bunkers BV (Netherlands)

'The event was very well organised. All discussions were very relevant to the current shipping/bunkering climate'
Guardian Marine Testing (UK)



‘Overall, great experience!’
Viterra Chartering (Netherlands)

‘Really great course - good for networking and meeting other people in bunkering’
S&P Global Platts (UK)

‘The Borrelboot boat tour was a great success’
Trefoil Trading (Netherlands)

‘The course is very interesting and well structured. Thanks!!’
Fratelli Cosulich (Italy)

‘A great mix of theoretical and practical information and lots of time to network’
Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)

‘I had a great time. Thanks so much for having me’
Sea Bunkering International (Netherlands)

‘Very good content and all relevant to my job role. I would recommend it to anyone involved with bunker fuels’
Lloyd’s Register GMT (UK)

‘I would like to commend the organisers for a good job done. Kudos!’
Ghana Oil Company (Ghana)

‘The total course was a fantastic and very helpful experience for my job and my personal development. I really enjoyed all the days of the training’
Stolt Tankers (Netherlands)

‘Great experience. I learned a lot and made some great networking connections and friends’
Lloyd’s Register GMT (UK)

‘An excellent programme. I will highly recommend it to operators and traders’
AlfaPetro Ghana Ltd (Ghana)

‘Thanks to Llewellyn and Ton for these tremendous three days. It was very interesting to go on the barge and visit the laboratory. I will recommend this course without any doubt’
CSSA – Total Oil Trading S.A. (Switzerland)

‘More courses like this! I just loved it! You guys are amazing. Lots of knowledge and the whole experience was fabulous for me’
Petrobras Europe Ltd (UK)

‘I really enjoyed the course – good balance between theory and practice. The barge visit and the lab visit were great! Thank you!’
Aderco Marine sarl (Belgium)

‘It was a great course! Thanks for everything’
VT Group (Netherlands

‘I would like to thank you for everything and what you have done for us. The course was really great and I have learned a lot of things. In addition, barges, lab and all evening events were great, thank you indeed!’
Mideast Ship Management Ltd

‘I really enjoyed the course. Companies involved in bunkering should be encouraged to allow more employees attend this course’
Ghana Oil Company Ltd

‘Great experience (presentation, barge, lab) and cruising in the boat’
Ghana Oil Company Ltd

‘Overall, it was a great course, both practical + first hand experience’
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)

‘Very informative and practical’
Ghana Oil Company Ltd

‘An excellent introduction to the bunkering business’
ExxonMobil (Singapore)

‘An absolutely enjoyable experience and a great environment for learning. Excellent materials and lectures’
Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd (Singapore)

‘Very informative. It gave me a better insight into the bunkering process. I would recommend the course’
Vopak TOS Agency Singapore (Pte) Ltd (Singapore)

‘Good appreciation of everything maritime. Enthusiastic speakers’
Cockett Marine Oil Pte Ltd (Singapore)

‘I believe the programme was designed perfectly’
S.T.O Maldives (Singapore) Pte Ltd

‘Very informative’
PSI Trading (United Arab Emirates)

‘Very passionate and experienced lecturers. I found the barge and lab visits to be very useful’
Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd (Singapore)