In March 2022, the Global Mercy will set sail for Africa to provide on site medical care to suffering patients. The mooring ropes for the hospital ship were produced and supplied by Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven. The […]
We are very pleased to kick off our year with a new IMPA Greece announcement regarding a longstanding IMPA, MESPAS, joining IMPA Greece. MESPAS is an independent Swiss IT and engineering company, with subsidiaries and […]
Thank you to all our readers, supporters and members for your support this year and for keeping the IMPA BLOG alive with thoughts, comments, shares and likes. As we are now approaching the end of […]
… to Seafarers and Ships – A Case Study with Prime Marine Using P Ship System’s drinking water vessel solution on board to eliminate plastic bottled water and delivering a cleaner and greener drinking and […]
An Executive Playbook For A Greener Business If your company is investing in green initiatives and working toward becoming a more sustainable company, you need a strategy, plan and a roadmap. A sustainable business journey […]
IMPA SAVE Council Member and Group Procurement Manager Paolo Magonio covers how to stop buying plastic and speaks of his journey to bringing Scorpio Ship Management to be the first IMPA SAVE pledger to achieve […]
Fiorenzo Spadoni, Marine Commercial Director, RINA, covers how the shipping industry is preparing to comply with the actual and future even more demanding restrictions on CO2 emissions, to secure the business in the forthcoming years […]
Dorthe Mejlvang, Senior Category Manager and IMPA SAVE Council Member, delves deeper into the approach to sustainability at Maersk Procurement.
Listen to Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director at IMPA SAVE pledger d’Amico Shipping Group, covering the wider picture of sustainability and how this looks like from a shipowner’s perspective.
Stephen Alexander, IMPA COO and Secretary General, opens the day and introduces the agenda and fantastic line-up of speakers, then IMPA Special Ambassador for Sustainability and Chair of IMPA SAVE Mikael Karlsson delivers the opening […]
Jo Ruxton, Founder of Ocean Generation and Filmmaker of the renowned documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’, delivers this year’s keynote speech.
Ready, set, go! On the cold morning of 14 December 2020, many IMPA members and supporters around the world joined in for our annual IMPA Sustainability Run, supported by Francois Marine & Offshore and Shell […]
Innovation, collaboration and courage to change the status quo remain the three key ingredients for meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals; this is the consensus reached by everyone attending the IMPA Virtual Conference 2021. Almost […]
IMPA is setting the course for Marine Stores Guide customers by teaming up with GSR Services and NautilusLog for making knowledge and experience of IHM easily accessible, paving the way to efficiently comply with the […]
Inchcape Shipping Services and Horizon Air Freight have jointly announced a new partnership that will streamline Inchcape’s last-mile spares logistics and door-to-deck delivery throughout the Americas. The alliance is set to strengthen Inchcape’s new Marine […]
Synergy Marine Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of the Synergy Group, has signed an agreement to manage part of the bulk carrier fleet owned by Oldendorff Carriers, one of Germany’s foremost shipowners and one of the […]
📅 Tue, 14 Dec | ⏰ 08:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. GMT | Hear from the industry’s movers and shakers during an exclusive one-day virtual conference that will make you rethink procurement. Built around the theme […]
📅 Tue, 14 Dec | ⏰ 07:00 a.m. GMT | 📌 Join from anywhere! We may not be able to get together in-person as we all wanted, but there is nothing stopping us from joining […]
Now officially live, the IMPA Green Business Bureau Programme has now seen its first cohort of five “graduates” successfully complete the online self-assessment during a period of beta-testing. Following feedback, the programme has had its […]
CONCERNING IMPA LONDON 2021 AT THE QEII CONFERENCE CENTRE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON ON 13th, 14th and 15th december 2021 Dear valued stakeholder, With the weekend’s announcements and the UK government action to prevent further Covid outbreaks in […]
In less than a year since IMPA SAVE’s inception, Paolo Magonio, Group Procurement Manager at Scorpio and dedicated IMPA SAVE Council Member, proudly reported that all of Scorpio’s 200+ managed vessels have now been fitted […]
And then there were 31! What a journey IMPA SAVE has been taking us on, with 31 major shipping companies representing over 12% of the global fleet having now committed to drastically reduce plastic drinking […]
Invited by long-standing IMPA ACT partners Incentra SA, Stephen and Jasmine from the IMPA team delivered a comprehensive presentation on IMPA ACT for the Norwegian shipping community. Long-standing IMPA ACT partner and Norwegian buying group […]
Mercy Ships operates the world’s largest charity hospital ship, providing free surgical care and healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa. They are set to benefit from the generosity of ship charterers, brokers and owners through their upcoming […]
On Wednesday, 3rd November, the winners of this year’s Seatrade Awards, in association with Lloyd’s List, will be revealed during an exclusive online presentation. It’s set to be a truly momentous occasion for all, which […]
Celebrate being back together with fellow IMPA Londoners during a fun and lively late-night party on day one of the event. Opened to all exhibitors, attendees and supporters until 21:00; it’s a Christmas special after […]
After the success of the app we introduced for IMPA London 2019, we have decided to take things a step further this year. All who attend IMPA London 2021 will have full access to the […]
As the date for IMPA London 2021 nears, our team are finalising plans for the event’s learning and debate sessions. Today we have the pleasure of sharing the outlined sessions for day one of the […]
Starting September as we mean to go on and culminating a good few months of development work, the IMPA membership team is excited to announce at last the official launch of the brand-new IMPA website. […]
Upon approval by Shanghai Customs, RMS China bonded warehouse in Shanghai has been recently put into operation officially. Bonded spare parts have been supplied to vessels via RMS bonded warehouse successfully. The launch of the RMS […]
Earlier this year IMPA announced that the Association had joined forces with Seatrade Awards and created the very first award for sustainable supply chain management. The prestigious awards are operated in association with Lloyd’s List […]
BIMCO’s shipping number of the Week During the first seven months of 2021, only three actively trading Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) have been sold for demolition. The current market for seaborne transportation of crude […]
Owners, operators, and vessel managers choosing Klüber Lubrication’s premium products will now benefit from Wilhelmsen’s in-depth maritime expertise, market-leading customer service and unrivalled global distribution network. As from August 1st, 2021, Wilhelmsen will begin to […]
If you are a regular reader of the IMPA members’ newsletter or our great Marine Trader Journal, then you will have already seen how hard our team has been working across the board on all […]
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 […]
Maritime charity Sailors’ Society has launched a brand-new charity cycle challenge taking in some of the best routes of the UK’s south coast. The three-day ride (3 – 5 September) will see participants cycle 200 […]
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!
In a repeat order for ABB, a new passenger and car ferry MyStar will join the growing number of vessels to benefit from sustainability and efficiency gains enabled by ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory Systems – […]
Survival technology leader Survitec today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hansen Protection, a leading European provider of personal protective equipment. The transaction reinforces Survitec as the global leader for survival technology across […]
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 […]
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 […]
More than 80% of global trade by volume is carried by maritime transport which moves the world’s food, energy and raw materials, as well as manufactured goods and components, and that is vital to sustainable […]
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 […]
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 […]
From ballast tank emptying to engine cooling to marine fuel transfer, it doesn’t go unknown that the marine market relies heavily on reliable pumping solutions for vessel operations. When sourcing a pump, it is essential […]
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.
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 […]