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Understanding Logistics

Following our guide to marine coatings, welcome to the second of Marine Trader's briefing papers on essential products and services. The briefings have been created as reference tools for everyday practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.

In this issue, we draw on the long experience of IMPA president Jan R. Johannessen, purchasing manager at Fred. Olsen Marine Services, for some crucial pointers on the key function of logistics.

Feb 15, 2016
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Understanding Marine Chemicals

Following our guide to Logistics, welcome to the third in a series of Marine Trader 'Briefing Papers' on essential products and services.

These supplements have been created as reference tools for every day practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates who are studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.

In this issue we focus on the world of marine chemicals. Our thanks go to Wilhelmsen Ships Service for providing us with the interesting and valuable information within the following pages...

Feb 15, 2016
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Buyer's Guide: Immersion Suits

For this latest paper, our thanks go to Denmark-headquartered IMPA member Viking Life-Saving Equipment, a world leader in maritime safety solutions. Under SOLAS regulations, ships certified to sail in cold climates must have enough immersion suits for all the crew and guests they are licensed to carry - even if the actual crew on board is lower at a given time - and even if the ship is operating only in warm waters. In addition, extra suits must be stored at remote locations on the vessel. This easy-to-follow Q&A guide tells you all you need to know about the practical details.

Feb 15, 2010
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Synthetic vs. Wire: The Pros and Cons

Synthetics specialist Samson Rope argues the advantages of its fibre brand leader over wire alternatives.

Feb 15, 2010
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Buyer's Guide: To Buy or Rent Life rafts

For this briefing paper our thanks go to Wilhelmsen Ships Service. These days the big question in acquiring liferafts is whether to buy or rent, says Dave Stebbing from the leading provider's Oslo office. Traditionally, ship owners and operators have bought liferafts and disposed of them when they are worn out or fail the annual IMO safety service. Until recently, there was no other option.

Now shipping companies have a choice - they can buy their own liferafts, or rent them on an annual basis. So what are the arguments for and against?

Feb 15, 2010
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