IMA Marine Ltd

Consultancy, training and research for the Marine Industry

Founded in 2011, IMA Marine Ltd is a Marine Consultancy providing consultancy, training, research and advice within the marine industry. Ian Adams has been involved in the Shipping Industry since 1985 in various capacities, with P&O Cruises, Deep Sea Seals and Hamworthy. He is currently Managing Director of IMA Marine Ltd. He was appointed Chief Executive of The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) in February 2009, after having been its Secretary-General for seven and a half years. During his time there Ian gained wide exposure to international markets and consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for IBIA. This resulted in him being involved in the process of the revision of MARPOL Annex VI from the outset. He was a member of the IMO Secretary General’s Scientific and Industry Expert Panel during 2007 as part of the revision process. He was in attendance at all the relevant meetings of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and the Bulk Liquids and Gases sub-committee (BLG) during which the final agreements were made. Ian also attended numerous meetings in Europe in consultation with the European Commission. He left IBIA in July 2011. With his wide experience in both Asian and international markets, Ian continues to be in demand to present at conferences around the world on the subject of air emissions from ships. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) and has served on the Council as well as being a Past President of the Southern Joint Branch (SJB) in the United Kingdom. Ian is also a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA). In 2017 Ian gained the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.

In 2016 IMA Marine Ltd formed a coalition with Maritime and Offshore Media Ltd, Maritime Media Ltd and Seaborne Communications Ltd to establish Maritime AMC Ltd. Maritime AMC Ltd is an Association Management Company currently responsible for running the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO). IMA Marine provide secretariat services and Ian Adams is the Chief Executive of ABTO.



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