Aracon 2017 - Rotterdam

Sponsors & Supporters


PLATINUM sponsor


oil chart international

Oilchart International NV

Oilchart International NV was founded in 1982 and has been fully concentrating on oiltrading, blending and selling bunkers to vessels.

Deliveries are made by own barges for bigger quantities in the ARA ports and by truck for smaller quantities in the north of France and north Netherland ports.



GOLD sponsors


tanido marine surveyors

Tanido Sworn Marine Surveyors

Already for more than 30 years it has been Tanido's mission to help the planet's shipping industry to ascertain the EXACT WEIGHT of any bulk cargo and bunker fuel oil quantity on seagoing vessels and inland river barges.

Our team eliminates the uncertainty and annoyance that is destroying the mutual relationships between the involved trading and shipping partners.

As a result of Tanido's outstanding and unique approach these partners are going to TRUST AND LOVE EACH OTHER AGAIN and they save tons of time, money and energy.

God's blessing rests on this remarkable company, believe it or not! Just ask our raving clients...



Veritas Petroleum Services

VPS, the leader in maritime testing and surveys, delivers solutions that have helped ship operators achieve measurable improvements to fuel management, fuel cost, operational efficiency and compliance with marine fuel regulatory requirements.

We introduced the first commercial bunker fuel testing programme for ships in 1981. Today, customers remain at the heart of our business. We operate a global network of technical experts and offices, four specialist and wholly-owned fuel testing laboratories strategically located in Rotterdam, Singapore, Houston and Fujairah, and access to 200 key bunkering ports worldwide for bunker quantity surveys and round-the-clock technical assistance.




bpi horz

Bunkerspot Price Index

The Bunkerspot Price Index (BPI) provides daily bunker prices and historical price information across the key fuel grades at 350+ ports around the world.

Updated daily, spot prices are supplied by local and global physical suppliers, traders and brokers.

In order to track the correlation between spot prices and oil futures, BPI also offers quotes on oil futures contracts from ICE and NYMEX. This provides the user with highly useful reference points to track a correlation between daily settlement prices and market indications.






Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson’s marine solutions help ship owners improve operational reliability, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs.  Our offerings include:

  • Integrated Control, Monitoring & Alarm Systems
  • Fuel Bunkering and Consumption Systems
  • Valve Remote Control Systems
  • Cargo Monitoring Systems
  • Tank Level Gauging Systems

For more information visit:





prax bunker belgium

Prax Bunker Belgium BVBA

Head-quartered in London, United Kingdom and with trading offices in Zug, Geneva, Singapore and Houston, the Prax Group is a leading independent trading, storage, distribution and retail conglomerate dealing in petroleum products, natural gas liquids and bio-fuels. It has substantial syndicated banking facilities which provide a platform to support the Group’s global ambitions.

Driven by an exceptionally experienced, dynamic and focused management team, the Group has consistently delivered outstanding financial performance. The shareholders and the management team’s deep-rooted ambition to create a leading global oil business has seen the Group make a number of substantial, well-considered strategic acquisitions.






The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)

IBIA was conceived in 1992 & has expanded its worldwide membership to include (among others) ship owners, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers & journalists.
IBIA has consultative NGO status at IMO&attends all meetings of MEPC, MSC & the BLG sub-committee. IBIA has “liaison status” with the International Standards Organisation (ISO).


nove lt rt


Dutch association for independent fuel suppliers on land and water. Established in 1907.

Trade organization for independent entrepreneurs: trade, sale, transport and storage of fuels and lubricants by land and water.







Bunkerspot is a key source of quality information for all professionals working in the international bunker industry. It provides a comprehensive, accurate – and always independent – view of the multi-faceted global marine fuels industry, keeps readers up to speed on innovations and trends in vessel and fuel efficiency technologies.

The bi-monthly Bunkerspot magazine, launched in February 2004, focuses on the technical, operational, commercial, environmental and legal aspects of bunkering, and also keeps its readers up to speed on innovations and trends in vessel and fuel efficiency technologies. This high profile and well respected publication is written by experienced bunker journalists and a team of top industry experts.

The Bunkerspot website includes a subscription-based real-time news and pricing service, as well as information channels, industry announcements, job moves and updates on conferences, exhibitions and other key events. An annual subscription also gives access to an unrivalled archive of news and features.

The Bunkerspot Price Index offers spot bunker prices in over 350 ports, updated daily and with easy to see tracked price changes.



Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX)

Marine Bunker Exchange’s goal is to rationalise the bunker industry by focusing the necessary information on one website. The site is tailor-made for the marine bunker industry: 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’ feature gives the user an idea of what is actually happening in the oil market at any particular moment. The oil facility also gives an indication of the forthcoming day’s spot bunker price developments.

The Spot Bunker Market is updated continuously throughout the day. The Oil-Future-Based prices, which include information from a number of major ports, are updated every 30 seconds during trading hours. These prices are visible in parallel with the once-a-day Market Indications and give an early Price Warning as to which way the bunker market is heading.


maritime connector

Maritime Connector

Maritime Connector brings the latest vacancies in the maritime industry. With over 93.000 registered seafarers and over 8.00 maritime companies and recruitment agencies we collaborate with, Maritime Connector is the ultimate place to find job at sea as well as seagoing personnel.

Maritime Connector web portal contains everything a maritime professional needs; maritime news, maritime events and maritime jobs all at one place. We help seafarers to find new job opportunities and boost their careers. At the other hand, we help maritime recruiters to find their crew fast and to stay in line with the latest trends in recruitment.


 opis 450


Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) believes there should be complete price transparency across the oil supply chain so that all stakeholders can buy and sell petroleum products confidently. We provide that transparency through educational courses, software tools, real-time news and pricing services, and market-specific benchmark pricing reports. Being a reliable information source with world-class customer service is important to us, as it helps fulfill our mission to enable customers to make smarter, more informed decisions. Navigating oil price volatility is tough – OPIS strives to make it a little easier. OPIS is an IHS Markit company. Learn more at


professional mariner

Professional Mariner

Professional Mariner covers Tugs, towboats, cargo, government, passenger, spill response, pilot boats, offshore support, salvage, dredge and fireboats.

Professional Mariner gives you all the essential information you need to advance your maritime business or career including the latest news and in-depth, investigative reporting on maritime casualties, regulations, legislation, shipbuilding, safety, technology, business/management issues and more. 

View the latest issue:


rim intelligence

Rim Intelligence Co.


world oils


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 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.


Registration Option

ARACON 2017 Conference Pass:




Sponsorship Options

  • Oilchart International
  • VPS
  • Tanido Sworn Marine Surveyors
  • Bunkerspot Price Index
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Prax Bunker Belgium BVBA
    Delegate Badges and Lanyards
  • OPIS450
    Delegate Bags

For More Information

Please contact:
Our Sales Team
Tel: +44 1295 814455

Remember to ask about the special rates for multiple delegates from the same company.


capital ship management

express energy







  • Bunkerspot 220px
  • Mabux
  • Maritime Connector
  • Opis 450
  • Professional Mariner
  • Rim Intelligence
  • World Oils




Aracon17 Spex cover

view sponsorship PDF