In September, Navarino attended the annual IMPA event held at the QE2 centre in Westminster. The International Maritime Purchasing Association was formed in 1978 by a group of senior purchasing executives who wanted to create an industry ‘voice’ to represent the interests of the purchasing profession within shipping and promote close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier.
Over the past 30 or so years the association has grown significantly and now represents over 600 members from across the world; ship owners, operators and managers’ account for full and corporate members (Purchasers) and manufacturers and ship suppliers make up associate members (Suppliers).
This year Navarino were represented by Mr. Ray Brough, Navarino UK Managing Director, Ms. Marina Angler from Navarino Norway and Mr. Christian Vakarelis.
Mr. Manoj Mohindra of Inmarsat also joined and during the event, Inmarsat and Navarino jointly presented on the current and future requirements of shipping company’s satellite communications. Christian used a series of case studies on how Navarino customers are using Infinity to enhance their business communications while expanding the options for crew welfare, and we wish to thank all our customers from the UK and Norway who were in attendance.