We are pleased to introduce the 2023 Media Pack for the IMPA magazine ‘ Supply Chain & Sustainability ‘ which is now available. Supply Chain and Sustainability Magazine is THE magazine for International Marine Purchasing […]
2022 Finalists Announced for Seatrade Maritime Awards
Following a competitive and rigorous round of judging, the official shortlist for the 33rd edition of Seatrade Maritime Awards has been announced today. The winners, across 14 different categories, will be revealed on Tuesday 8 […]
IMPA Office to be closed on Monday 19th for Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral
As a mark of respect, following the sad loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the IMPA office will be closed on Monday, 19 September 2022. This will allow our team to pay respects to […]
IMPA London is back with a one-off Christmas special
After a long weekend with countless discussions with our broad range of stakeholders, it has been decided that IMPA London will return as a one-off Christmas special on 13th and 14th December 2022.
IMPA London 2022 Postponed
Dear valued IMPA Stakeholder, In an unprecedented turn of events with the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, we have been advised by the QEII Exhibition Centre that our IMPA London 2022 event that […]
Introducing the first IMPA SAVE Maritime Suppliers’ Campaign to reduce SUP
Two years after launching its first initiative for the mass reduction of plastic drinking water bottles from the world’s fleet, with a pledge targeting ship-owners and -operators, IMPA SAVE now creates its second pledge aimed […]
Inchcape Shipping Services becomes first maritime services provider to onboard IMPA ACT 2.0
Leading global provider of port agency, marine services and supply logistics Inchcape Shipping Services is the first IMPA ACT ‘Preferred’ Company to take the opportunity of the initiative’s re-launch and strengthen its own commitment to sustainability by becoming a fully supporting member in August 2022.
The saga of IMPA SAVE continues. Next stop: IMPA London 2022!
35 major shipping companies have now officially joined the IMPA SAVE movement for drastically reducing single-use plastic drinking water bottles onboard their owned or managed vessels, and hundreds of others are slowly being influenced to […]
More Than A Reference Tool
Catch up on the latest activities from the Marine Stores Guide Over the last years, the MSG has implemented Industry-changing developments and completely overhauled its capabilities to offer more tools, services and improvements than ever […]
IMPA’s Industry-leading Reference Tool Gets Latest Update
The Marine Stores Guide 8th Edition is Currently in Development The leading product reference source for the maritime industry – the Marine Stores Guide (MSG), first appeared in 1978 as a printed book and is […]
Ships Ink joins IMPA Hamburg as the Latest Supporting Company
We are pleased to introduce Ships Ink as the latest IMPA Hamburg Supporter. Read their profile below: “Many owners and managers have experienced issues with getting the right toners/cartridges/drums/ribbons and tapes for their vessels, due […]
Happy Holidays From IMPA
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 […]
IVC 2021 – Delivering Cleaner & Greener Water
… 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 […]
IVC 2021 – The Sustainable Business Journey
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 […]
IVC 2021 – How to Stop Buying Plastic
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 […]
IVC 2021 – Towards Net Zero
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 […]
IVC 2021 – The Approach to Sustainability
Dorthe Mejlvang, Senior Category Manager and IMPA SAVE Council Member, delves deeper into the approach to sustainability at Maersk Procurement.
Ivc 2021 – Sustainability From the Shipowner’s Perspective
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.
IVC 2021 – Opening Address
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 […]
IVC 2021 – Jo Ruxton / The Challenge Facing OUR OCEANS
Jo Ruxton, Founder of Ocean Generation and Filmmaker of the renowned documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’, delivers this year’s keynote speech.
IMPA community ran to say YES to sustainability and support Ocean Generation. Did you?
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 […]
It’s a wrap! IMPA Virtual Conference 2021 brings together close to 400 industry professionals during a fantastic day focused on sustainability in shipping
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 […]
IHM-Maintenance Made Easy with the Marine Stores Guide
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 […]
REGISTRATIONS FOR THE IMPA London 2021 Virtual Conference ARE NOW OPENED
📅 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 […]
First IMPA members successfully complete the IMPA Green Business Bureau Programme, Now Officially Launched
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 […]
AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE IMPA EVENTS TEAM
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 […]
12% of the global fleet has committed to kick plastic. Over to you now. Will you pledge?
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 […]
IMPA ACT team delivers presentation at annual Incentra Council Meeting
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 […]
Announcing the IMPA London 2021 Welcome Back Party
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 […]
IMPA London 2021 Conference sessions outlined
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 […]
Explore the brand new IMPA.net
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. […]
A Sneak Peek Into IMPA’s Sustainability Work
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 […]
An IMPA ACT Q&A on the 10th Anniversary of the UNGPs
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 London is back. Let’s celebrate the opportunity!
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 […]
IMPA joins forces with GBB to bring the shipping industry its much-coveted Supplier Evaluation Programme for Sustainable Practice
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!
IMPA ACT launches two-day training workshop on RSCM
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.
IMPA joins Seatrade in adding its first Sustainable Supply Chain Management Award
It is the flagship award scheme for the international maritime community and IMPA linked up to reward sustainability in the maritime supply chain
IMPA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact
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.
MT issue one 2021 is out now
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 […]
Moving the needle on environmental action
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!
How IMPA drives best practice in 2021 and beyond
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, […]
Lawmakers call on the European Commission to present a law on mandatory human rights due diligence
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 signs The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
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.
Introducing… The IMPA CAST
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 […]
EU mandatory human rights due diligence is rapidly taking shape. Will you be ready for it?
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 […]
IMPA Member Webinar on IHM and Ship Recycling: The Impact on Supply Chain Management
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. […]
A holiday message from the team at IMPA
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, […]
IHM and Ship Recycling: The Impact on Supply Chain Management
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.
An important announcement from the impa events team
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 […]
IVEW 2020: IMPA SAVE AND ITS Battle Against Plastic, Part 2
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.
IVEW 2020: IMPA ACT and responsible supply chain management
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.
IVEW 2020: MSG team presents latest developments
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.
IVEW 2020: Danger of Plastic – Future of Life Below and Above Water
Ian Hutton, Curator at the Lord Howe Island Museum and Lecturer, joins us to discuss how plastic can and will ruin entire ecosystems.
IVEW 2020: Putting MSC Back on the industry’s radar
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.
Introducing the IMPA Virtual Events Week 2020
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!
Navigating difficult waters
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 […]
Do your human rights due diligence… while it is still an option
Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence from 2021 for all EU companies, promises European Commissioner for Justice.
The Battle Against Plastic: What Are The Alternatives?
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 […]
Why now is the time to be “Getting To Zero”
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?
Kicking off the battle against plastic with the first SAVE webinar on industry alternatives to plastic water bottles
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.