With exactly 14 weeks to go, we are delighted to return to Greece with a one-day programme on the 7th October 2021. IMPA Greece is set in Athens and brings together procurement professionals from the […]
June 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs or the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework) which represent the first and only soft law reference in […]
IMPA SAVE aims to vastly reduce the more than 40 tons of waste plastic bottles disposed of by the global shipping fleet each year. Synergy Group’s fleet of more than 375 ships are now committed […]
This episode of the IMPA CAST is about the recently announced return of IMPA London in 2021 and Sustainability in Shipping. Members of the IMPA Team and a newly signed up exhibitor join our host […]
Networking in person again, a brand new conference, multiple side events, alongside the dazzling London Christmas lights and mince pies… It’s a one-time special event! By the time you’re reading this you’ve probably heard that […]
When the industry asks, we listen! It has been a long time coming, but it is now finally around the corner: the first Sustainability Programme, Framework, and Certification for the global maritime industry. Work to green your business, get rewarded, become recognised!
If you are looking to learn about setting up a responsible supply chain management system that is aligned to internationally-endorsed UN principles, consider joining the IMPA ACT Workshop taking place this year in London.
Here at IMPA, we are proud to be supporting The UK Ports Virtual Conference 2021, taking place across the mornings on 5th – 8th July; it is your essential update on the UK ports industry. […]
NORDEN is highly committed to its sustainability agenda and has put this at the heart of its business strategy, this article looks at one of their latest initiatives – Project Zero Bleach From IMPA’s perspective […]
Our last IMPA CAST episode in March featured interviews with four of the women who are at the forefront of our initiatives at IMPA, including our very own CEO Susan Koefoed. With that episode, we […]
Internet-enabled smart containers are helping shippers and their supply chains optimise logistics, protect cargoes and minimise risk, but are they key to maritime’s digitally-connected future and do some solutions perform better than others? Stephen Cousins […]
It is the flagship award scheme for the international maritime community and IMPA linked up to reward sustainability in the maritime supply chain
Supporting your suppliers through the pandemic and beyond might just be the best thing you can do for your supply chain. Two procurement experts share their thoughts on what matters most It has been a bruising 12 […]
Uncertainty, conflicting information, new paperwork and processes, stockpiling essential supplies – the year of transition was challenging. And what of 2021? For many in the supply chain, Brexit has brought higher costs, delays at ports, […]
Almost three years from its initial joining, the Association publishes its Communication on Engagement, describing the practical actions taken to support the UN Global Compact.
MESPAS, the maritime software specialists, are making their state-of-the-art procurement software available free of charge to purchasers. MESPAS sees the digitalization of the maritime industry as a priority and believes that its unique, centralised smart […]
The pandemic was the disruption nobody was expecting. A year on and we’re still battling with the aftermath. Should we challenge the way we approach risk? Should we place more emphasis on resilience and less […]
Implementation of Hong Kong Convention (HKC) of IMO and EU-Ship Recycling Regulation is my professional mission for more than 15 years. From cradle to grave, or shipyards, manufacturers, suppliers, ship owners to recyclers, or desk […]
During a special episode launched on International Women’s Day, IMPA’s Head of Sustainability and Programme Management Jasmine Schestak is joined in the IMPA Virtual Studio by four of the wonderful women leading several of our […]
MT the industry leading journal for maritime procurement and supply chain management featuring… Fake/Fact IHM Maintenance ApproachesHenning Gramann shares some insights about how to evaluate compliant and cost-efficient IHM Maintenance. More Headaches for SuppliersIHM has […]
IMPA’s Dominic Scott talks to IHM expert Henning Gramann of GSR Services about this current industry hot topic to get a glimpse of what it means and where our industry is at with it. In […]
Fewer than eight months since its inception, the ambitious IMPA SAVE initiative is enjoying greater awareness and salience than many other industry counterparts. With more than 5,000 vessels being so far committed to the first milestone of the programme and many other companies considering jumping onboard, the strong group of global shipowners and suppliers at the helm of the initiative have big plans and goals in store for 2021. Let’s explore!
We have a bold vision for the future of our industry, and this year, we are fully embarking on a journey to achieve it. More research and development, more high-quality content that drives business improvements, […]
“OEM versus non-OEM” the story continues… Some years ago, I was allowed to publish an article in MT about the somewhat thorny subject of the procurement of spare parts and specifically I explored the discussion […]
Legal Affairs Committee MEPs pave the way for a new EU law that requires companies to comply with human rights and environmental standards within their value chains.
IMPA CEO Stephen Alexander connects with Special Ambassador for Sustainability and Chair of IMPA SAVE Mikael Karlsson to give you the lowdown on one of the newest and most ambitious initiatives in shipping. Here’s the […]
CMA CGM and the IMO become the shipping industry’s latest ransomware victims. Why does it keep happening? And more importantly, what can you do about it? If the aftermath of CMA CGM’s ransomware attack showed […]
Over 300 companies and organisations, including the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA), join forces to help resolve a humanitarian crisis on the world’s ocean.
We are excited to introduce the IMPA CAST, a brand-new podcast bringing you essential industry topics and the latest information on our IMPA initiatives. Each month, we will be joined by guests to take a […]
Deepening crew change scenario threatening seafarer safety and maritime safety, leading industry figures warn The crew change crisis that has left some 400,000 seafarers stranded on vessels will not only damage the industry but also […]
Recent developments at European Union level shed light on the seriousness around making the UNGPs a mandatory reality for companies based in the EU. IMPA ACT investigates the latest. Earlier this year, we reported and […]
As a key value driver, procurement can and must play a decisive role in supporting sustainable business models. We explore four ways they can do that Disruption hits business in many ways – in the […]
December 16th 2020, IMPA hosted a webinar exclusively for our members. Speakers on the session included IHM expert, Henning Gramann, CEO of GSR Services and Filippo De Ferrari, Gianfranco Schirinzi and Stefano Bertilone from RINA. […]
As we break off for the festivities today, the IMPA Chairwoman, Council and Secretariat team have put together a lovely holiday message for all our members. Mostly filmed from the comfort of our own homes, […]
Join fellow IMPA members for an exclusive MEMBER-ONLY online webinar and hear from the IMPA council and IHM experts about the upcoming IHM requirement. Let’s explore the impact on the supply chain.
Concerning IMPA London 2021 Dear valued stakeholder, First and foremost, we trust all our clients and friends, as well as their families, are healthy and well, and managing to adapt to the ongoing pandemic and all […]
Solution providers join representatives of the IMPA SAVE Council for a live Q&A webinar session investigating solutions to the current global plastic waste crisis.
Global CSR CEO Sune Skadegaard Thorsen joins the IMPA ACT team to provide an in-depth update on the latest issues surrounding human rights in business.
The Marine Stores Guide team gives attendees the lowdown on what’s new and on the horizon for the industry’s favourite product reference source.
Ian Hutton, Curator at the Lord Howe Island Museum and Lecturer, joins us to discuss how plastic can and will ruin entire ecosystems.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service discuss their Marine Product initiatives to deal with the plethora of plastic.
Overfishing threatens the state of the world’s oceans and the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. Find out how MSC encourages sustainable fishing through their certification scheme.
Closelink share information on their tool to help you identify the best option for daily operations with lubricants.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service introduce the Line Management Plan, an application to make rope management hassle-free.
Boa Praça discusses ERP integration challenges for a ship chandler business.
Graco introduce EcoQuip, the dust-free blast solution for onboard surface preparation and spot repair.
Taking place between 12 and 16 October 2020, this is an online event that has a bit of everything. Make sure you do not miss out!
It comes as no surprise that shipping has been at the epicentre of the pandemic, and coming out of a difficult time has required more than business as usual. We sat down with IMPA ACT […]
Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence from 2021 for all EU companies, promises European Commissioner for Justice.
While we undertake the Herculean task of fighting and recovering from the consequences of COVID19, we can use the pandemic as a wake-up call that helps us not only rebuild the way in which we work, but also redesign it better and stronger.
The first IMPA SAVE webinar served as an introduction to the IMPA SAVE initiative and dealt with the council’s first milestone: reducing the use of single-use plastic drinking water bottles onboard the world’s fleet. If […]
It is the first project being born under IMPA SAVE’s umbrella and it aims to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic drinking water bottles purchased for the world’s fleet. Why did the IMPA SAVE Council choose this as the first SAVE goal?
The IMPA SAVE council is proud to be bringing together more than 100 industry professionals for an exciting webinar that will explore a dilemma as old as time: how to reduce the use of plastic water drinking bottles from the world’s fleet.
In its mission to make the sustainable development goals a reality, IMPA has formed a new Council for Supply Chain Sustainability under the SAVE initiative banner with a big agenda and with the support of a number of industry frontrunners.
concerning IMPA London 2020 at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London on 15th and 16th September 2020 Dear valued stakeholder, First and foremost, we trust all our clients and friends, as well as their families, are healthy and well, […]
IMPA COO, Stephen Alexander shares his top tips on how to work well from home during a lockdown
We spoke to DB Schenker’s Helge Jensen to discuss changes to the rules that define the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods
IMPA COO Stephen Alexander reports on the IMPA agenda for 2020 and beyond
While at the moment, the IMPA events are going ahead as scheduled, we want to express our concern for everyone impacted by COVID-19
The IMPA Marine Stores Guide is undergoing a transformational process that is as significant as the launch of the standard itself. The IMPA team explains