The IMPA Marine Stores Guide Data Licence
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The Marine Stores Guide Data Licence is a digital version of the catalogue. It has been developed over a number of years by IMPA in partnership with Fuji Trading and continues grow in tandem with the increasing use of electronic trading platforms.
The MSG Data Licence provides a universal coding system to facilitate communication between crew, owner and supplier, making the specification and supply of goods simple, quick and effective.
The data, provided in MS Excel format, is uploaded into purchasing software systems or electronic order systems, making it simple for companies using electronic trading platforms to specify and identify stores items quickly using the 6-digit code.
The directory lists more than 42,000 products provided by suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. Unlike the book version, the electronic version is updated every six months.
Many of the leading marine software companies promote the use of the IMPA Marine Stores Guide Data through their systems and act as resellers throughout the world. Among these companies are Alexony Ltd, Spectec, PD Limited, GL Maritime Software, BUSS DATA, DANAOS Management Consultnats, EBD ErgoGroup and Star Information Systems. Use of these companies’ software systems guarantees the use of the MSG Data.
As an MSG reseller we are able to offer a broader solution to our clients. By including the electronic MSG data in our GL ShipManager – Procurement system, our clients are able to save time creating and processing requisitions, and to improve information flows with suppliers.
Kevin Brunn, GL Maritime Software
Many SpecTec customers are already using the IMPA catalogue and they wish to have these data into their AMOS database to have the possibility to manage them in conjunction with all the on-board maintenance activities into an integrated software environment like AMOS. Many other customers would like to have the same approach.
Marco Vatteroni, SpecTec
Data Service for Ship Owners & Operators
The cost for buyers to subscribe the MSG Data Service is based on an initial one-time setup fee as well as an annual subscription fee.
This is separated into two bands – Band A and Band B.
|Price band A - 5 ships or less|
|One time account & administration set-up fee||900 Euros|
|10% discount for IMPA members (90 Euros off)||810 Euros|
|Annual usage fee (No minimum number of ships)||50 Euros/Ship|
|Price band B - 6 ships or more|
|One time account & administration set-up fee||1250 Euros|
|10% discount for IMPA members (125 Euros off)||1125 Euros|
|Annual usage fee||50 Euros/Ship|
Data Service – Ship Suppliers
The cost for suppliers, manufacturers and others to subscribe the MSG Data Service is based on an initial one-time setup fee as well as an annual subscription fee. This is separated into two bands – Band A and Band B.
|Price band A - Companies/organisations with employees from 1-50|
|One time account & administration set-up fee||750 Euros|
|10% discount for IMPA members (75 Euros off)||675 Euros|
|Annual usage fee||500 Euros|
|Price band B - Companies/organisations with more than 50 employees|
|One time account & administration set-up fee||1500 Euros|
|10% discount for IMPA members (150 Euros off)||1350 Euros|
|Annual usage fee||1000 Euros|
The data service 6-month updates are provided within the annual subscription, which is subject to an annual renewal.
Enquiries and orders
If you would like to get more informations of if you want to purchase a Data Licence, please use our contact form.
Licence Agreement, Brochure Download
IMPA Six Digit Code Copyright
Are you aware of the copyright rules?
The unique six digit code which is published jointly under agreement by IMPA and Fuji Trading Company in both book and data formats remains under copyright ownership of Fuji Trading Co., Japan.
IT companies, consultants and advisors should be aware that it is not possible to deliver systems with IMPA codes built in, unless you or your customers have entered an agreement with IMPA or its exclusive agent IMPA Reseller, otherwise this will breach copyright.
Breaching the copyright of the IMPA six digit code could also involve providing a cross reference system between the IMPA six digit code data and the ISSA Catalogue system. Both Associations are undertaking work to ensure copyright is maintained and not abused.
If you would like to learn more about the use of the IMPA six digit data then please contact IMPA at:
Alternatively, please feel free to contact our office should you have any queries in relation to this matter, details as follows:
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