By: Sam Jermy Specialist supply chain, procurement writer. In recent years the shipping industry has recognised its need to significantly reduce fuel emissions, but is there one clear route towards achieving this goal? Since the United […]
Sustainability is paramount in all aspects of purchasing and supply chain management, says Kailash Sabnani, Head of Procurement and IT at Laurel Ship Management. He talks to Felicity Landon about the challenges for the shipping industry, and how procurement professionals […]
Written by: Dr Anna – Mari AntoniouSenior Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law University of Brighton The answer to that depends on understanding the relationship between the technology and the unique characteristics of the industry. […]
Would you like to receive a digital copy of the latest issue of Supply Chain and Sustainability Magazine, IMPA’s Industry Journal? Simply scan the QR code or go to http://bit.ly/IMPAFree and access your free year subscription. Once your application […]
Maersk underlines commitment to ESG and will seek to drive change through ‘pivotal’ supplier code of conduct, explains Dorthe Mejlvang, at IMPA London conference 2022 Maersk will continue to lead environmental change in the industry […]
After 16 years of working with IMPA, COO Stephen Alexander earned his sea legs summer of 2011, courtesy of the Lauritzen Kosan gas tanker division of Denmark’s J.Lauritzen group – and was soon seduced by […]
Any successful purchasing strategy must be flexible and adaptable – but when your fleet is involved in worldwide tramping, with vessels calling into any of 200 ports around the world, the challenges are immense. Felicity […]
The IMPA Education team has embarked on a new journey this year: creating an Entry-Level Marine Purchasing Online Education Programme. This will be a comprehensive course aimed at junior-level purchasers and suppliers in the maritime […]
Happy at Sea” mobile app revolutionises welfare support available to seafarers worldwide. Oslo, Norway – 7 June 2023: The Mission to Seafarers, an international maritime welfare charity, has unveiled its “Happy at Sea” mobile app at […]
We are pleased to announce and introduce two of our latest event sponsors, helping make this year’s IMPA London event possible. Flynn Refrigeration is your key product and service provider within the marine and industrial sectors. […]
Drinking water onboard doesn’t have to come out of a plastic bottle. Felicity Landon reports on an alternative solution – and on a company’s mission to convince ship owners and seafarers. Across all sectors, the […]
There is an increased awareness of the dangers posed by marine litter to the environment, to marine life and human health. This can include all types of material, but a major concern are plastics, which, […]
Giorgos Kyriazis explains why there’s more than meets the eye with plastic on vessels – and how P Ship Systems is planning to tackle the problem using client feedback and their recently announced 3rd generation […]
Article from MT issue five 2019 – Hande Ari talks to MT about her career, the future of the industry and why it is important to be passionate about what you do. You can never […]
Supply chain disruptions have been well documented – and so has the rush to digitalisation. How best to respond when it comes to procurement? Felicity Landon talks to Francesco Leboffe, purchasing manager at d’Amico Shipping […]
Green, sustainable, eco, Net Zero, low-carbon… from consumer goods to services, the market is flooded with claims of environmental friendliness. But how much can we believe, and how much is ‘greenwashing’? Danish law now requires […]
Plastic has been an integral part of our daily lives and a world without it seems unimaginable. From 1950 to 2017, the world produced a whopping 8.3 trillion kilograms of plastic. Of this, about 6.3 […]
To borrow a phrase: this is no ordinary carton of water. This is an IMPA SAVE carton of water, designed as part of a unique competition and voted for by the IMPA SAVE community.
IMPA spoke to the full-service implementation partner on how the company is helping to improve the overall well-being of seafarers WellAtSea, which Seably AB acquired at the end of 2022, is an organisation that is […]
Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou, Managing Director at Cyprus-based marine services provider Oceanic, is IMPA’s new Global Ambassador. He talks to Felicity Landon about his career, the changing shape of shipping and why IMPA is close to his […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
📅 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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
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
Francois Marine and Offshore’s Mikael Karlsson discusses how sustainability is the platform from which its client partnerships are built
Developments in blockchain technology could revolutionise the way we buy fuels, says BLOC’s Deanna MAcDonald at IMPA London 2019