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IMPA launches SAVE, its most ambitious sustainability programme ever, and with some serious industry support

IMPA launches SAVE, its most ambitious sustainability programme ever, and with some serious industry support

Jul 15, 2020
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2020 Lubricants: Managing Change

Welcome to the latest in the current series of briefing papers from Marine Trader, offering guidance on products, services and strategy that are essential to the marine purchaser.

Feb 15, 2020
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Maritime E-Procurement in 2021

Our thanks for this briefing paper goes to ShipServ. That context provides the scope for ShipServ’s next eBook – Maritime e-Procurement: a roadmap to 2021 and beyond - which analyses the current state of e-Procurement in the maritime industry.

Feb 15, 2018
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Guardian Angel

Our thanks for this briefing paper goes to Navarino. Navarino explains why it’s moving cyber up the shipping agenda, and presents its solution to a very real and very serious threat.

Feb 15, 2018
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IPU Engine Starting Motors & Systems – Ordering Guide

Smaller engines and generators support essential systems such as navigation, communications, alarms, bilge pumps, re pumps and loading systems. A vessel’s commercial success depends on these engines starting reliably.

Feb 15, 2017
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The Marine Procurement Profession: Present and Future Trends

The IMPA membership services department has embarked on an investigative journey in March 2017. The scarcity of current information in the marine procurement industry has prompted us to undertake some research ourselves. We wanted to share the trends, the concerns and the overall state of the profession with our purchaser members and build knowledge within our community.

Feb 15, 2017
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New Generation Ship-shore Connectivity With Fleet Xpress

Welcome to the latest in the current series of briefing papers from Marine Trader, offering guidance on products, services and strategy that are essential to the marine purchaser.

Feb 15, 2017
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Understanding Anchors & Chains

Anchors and anchor chains are among the most important equipment on board a vessel. Frequently in use at anchorage and as safety equipment in bad weather conditions, it is very important that their quality meets the requirements of class societies.

In this briefing paper we delve deep into the details of anchors and chains courtesy of Per Fossen, sales & marketing director of Norway's Fossen Shipping A.S.

Feb 15, 2016
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Finding your way through the service maze

It is crucial to have a clear understanding of the issues that need to considered and clarified when there is a need to service or repair onboard equipment.

This briefing paper guide, courtesy of IMPA chairman & CEO Jan R. Johannessen, purchasing manager at Fred. Olsen Marine Services give you all you need to know about arranging service or repair for onboard equipment.

Feb 15, 2016
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Understanding Marine Coatings

These supplements have been created as reference tools and can be filed for future reference. Apart from helping with the everyday activities of all professionals, the initiative is designed to be of particular assistance to candidates studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.

The first in the series focuses on coatings. Our thanks to Hempel for compiling this comprehensive review of all you need to know...

Feb 15, 2016
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