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: Wilhelmsen Ships Service: Reducing Plastics
Wilhelmsen Ships Service discuss their Marine Product initiatives to deal with the plethora of plastic.
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.
IVEW 2020: Closelink on Smart Procurement of Marine Lubricants
Closelink share information on their tool to help you identify the best option for daily operations with lubricants.
IVEW 2020: Wilhelmsen presents Digital Solutions for Line Management
Wilhelmsen Ships Service introduce the Line Management Plan, an application to make rope management hassle-free.
IVEW 2020: Boa Praca on ERP Integration Challenges for a ship chandler business
Boa Praça discusses ERP integration challenges for a ship chandler business.
IVEW 2020: Graco presents EcoQuip
Graco introduce EcoQuip, the dust-free blast solution for onboard surface preparation and spot repair.
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.
5 things the COVID-19 crisis can teach us about sustainability
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 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.
IMPA launches its most ambitious sustainability programme ever
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.
An important announcement from the IMPA Events Team
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, […]
Keep safe, Stay at home, Read the IMPA Blog
IMPA COO, Stephen Alexander shares his top tips on how to work well from home during a lockdown
Incoterms 2020®: What has changed?
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
Sustainability, sustainability, sustainability
IMPA COO Stephen Alexander reports on the IMPA agenda for 2020 and beyond
IMPA Events Schedule Update
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
Responsible Supply Chain Management 101
In this article, IMPA Head of Projects Jasmine Schestak is giving you the lowdown on responsible supply chain management
The Value Proposition
Automation-first doesn’t work, but value-first does, explains Dr Marcell Vollmer
Francois Marine and Offshore’s Mikael Karlsson discusses how sustainability is the platform from which its client partnerships are built
IMPA wins Green Apple Award 2019
In the campaign to find the greenest organisations, IMPA was chosen from a pool of over 500 environmental frontrunners as a leader in developing environmental best practice.
New on the BLOC
Developments in blockchain technology could revolutionise the way we buy fuels, says BLOC’s Deanna MAcDonald at IMPA London 2019
Part of the System
Technology is an enabler, says Efficio’s Peter Wetherill during IMPA London 2019 Conference, but it should not be the sole of focus of procurement’s efforts
Raise the Stakes
Having the bravery to make big decisions will define procurement’s success in a digital world, says speaker Richard Clayton at IMPA London
Deep tech has been a long time coming, and it will be a golden era for the resurgence of small businesses, especially those in the supply chain, says Michael Gravier
The Heart of the Matter
Ports are at the heart of the shipping industry, and will be the centre of its digital ecosystems says Wärtsilä’s Matteo Natali
Dr Tristan Smith of UCL’s energy institute warns at IMPA London Conference that those who do not have a strategy in place for dealing with Green House Gas emissions targets for 2050 will face an exceptionally difficult task to adapt and comply
Worth the Hype?
Is blockchain a passing tech trend or the future? What do procurement professionals in maritime need to understand? Katja Grothe-Eberhardt answers our questions ahead of IMPA London 2019
Stem the flow
Value is the name of the game in procurement right now, especially when it comes to digitisation. Here we take a look at some of the tools that can help to prevent value leakage in your supply chain
On the Move
The maritime industry is slowly advancing towards an autonomous ecosystem, says Saurish Nandi
From The Ground Up
Talking data and analytics is one thing, but implementing a successful programme is another, and we talk to procurement analyst Ivo Arts about his experience doing just that
Procurement consultant Lance Younger explains why procurement services could be on the rise, how consultancy work is changing, and how he recommends clients adapt to digital
Create Collaborative Resilience
Dr Sandra Bell explains how to make resilience a defining factor of digital supply chains
Managing Procurement Change In The Digital Age
Leading CPO and Procurement Consultant Bina Panchal gives IMPA the lowdown on procurement change in the digital era
Fuel efficiency has never been more important and IMPA spoke to GreenSteam Co-founder and CEO/CTO Daniel Jacobsen about how his organisation is using AI to help the industry meet demands
How to Future-Proof Your Procurement Function
The quickening pace of evolution in procurement and supply chain departments has been occurring at most companies for some time now, and Sam Jermy asks how you can adapt and keep apace
Better Buying: It’s Time to Shake Up Marine Purchasing
The marine procurement business is long overdue for better data, lower prices and improved delivery, writes Freddy Ingemann, founder of Moscord
The Big Question
We ask three experts: In an age of continuous disruption, how will shipping change?
We should be making time for disruptive technologies, urges IMPA COO & Secretary General Stephen Alexander
Optimise for Success
ESL’s Esa Huotari explains how he is optimising procurement processes in the digital age
The Human Element
Roger Harris of ISWAN discusses the importance of crew welfare and how his organisation is working to improve the lives of seafarers
Two sides of the same coin
Peter Hackshaw, erstwhile maritime CPO, talks shipping, financial procurement and why he’s on a crusade to combat fraud in the profession
Maritime Procurement Manager 4.0
IMPA COO Stephen Alexander delves into the mind of marine procurement leader Allan Muir, Director of Digital Supply Chain at Teekay Shipping
IMPA ACT 101
The IMPA ACT team explores the what, why and how of IMPA ACT, the shipping industry’s preferred responsible supply chain management system
Trends in Procurement 2019
As we approach the new year, the team examines the trends that will influence the way you work in 2019
Issues affecting shipping in 2019
Dr Anna-Mari Antoniou casts an eye over the next 12 months to see how the shipping market will develop in 2019
Welcome to the E-Naissance
Digital Megatrends will propel procurement and shipping into a bright new future, Kate Adamson tells delegates at IMPA London 2018 Conference
How to align suppliers to company standards
One of the oldest and most experienced, DS Norden A/S, tells the team how IMPA ACT assists with aligning suppliers to the company’s own social standards
A smoother road to sustainable practice
Danish shipowner J. Lauritzen tells IMPA how collaborating with a base of over 350 suppliers became less of a challenge with IMPA ACT