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 […]
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 […]
The 2021 IMPA Sustainability Run is around the corner. Will you join us?
📅 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 […]
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 […]
Scorpio Ship Management becomes first IMPA SAVE pledger to drastically reduce plastic drinking water bottles onboard all of its 200+ vessels
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 […]
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 […]
Mercy Ships set to benefit from generosity of ship charterers, brokers and owners
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 […]
Join the Seatrade Online Celebrations
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 […]
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 […]
Introducing the new IMPA London 2021 event app!
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 […]
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. […]
IMPA CEO reports overwhelming response to inaugural Seatrade award
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 […]
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 […]
IMPA Greece is back!
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 […]
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 […]
Synergy Group joins IMPA SAVE’s campaign to reduce shipping’s reliance on single-use plastic drinking water bottles
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 […]
IMPA CAST – S01 E05 – IMPA London 2021 & sustainability in shipping
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 […]
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 Supports the UK Ports Conference 2021
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. […]
world earth day special feature – Clean must be green – how procurement is cleaning up at norden
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 […]
IMPA CAST – S01 E04 – Deep Dive into Shipping and Diversity with Lena Göthberg
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 […]
Getting Smart To Smart Containers
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 […]
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
Managing suppliers through a crisis
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 […]
Brexit: the done deal
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, […]
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.
MESPAS supports digitalisation of maritime industry with launch of Free Procurement
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 […]
TIME TO RETHINK RISK
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 […]
IHM Maintenance Approaches
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 […]
IMPA CAST – S01 E03 – SPECIAL – IN CONVERSATION WITH GREAT IMPA WOMEN
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 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 […]
IMPA CAST – S01 E02 – IHM
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 […]
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, […]
The Procurement of Spare Parts
“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 […]
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 CAST – S01 E01 – IMPA SAVE
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 […]
Lessons aren’t being learned
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new reality
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 […]