Marine Stores Guide
Seventh Edition

The industry standard reference guide

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We are pleased to release the latest edition of the catalogue. More than 6,000 codes have been added to the new edition, meaning the MSG now contains over 50,000 codes from suppliers around the world. With illustrations, specifications, product information and comparison tables for major manufacturers, the Marine Stores Guide seventh edition provides an invaluable reference or those involved in the commercial shipping industry.

The Guide helps purchasers and suppliers match and supply goods easily by using a unique six digit code to identify products exactly to an individual description. The codes have remained consistent and unchanged in almost 40 years.

Revised and Updated Codes New Code Update List

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Leading product reference source for the maritime industry

First published in 1978

More than 110,000 copies in circulation

Used by 5,000+ vessels / 300+ shipping companies

Includes 50,000+ codes that have remained unchanged in 40 years

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World’s leading reference source for maritime purchasing and supply

The IMPA Marine Stores Guide Seventh Edition is priced at €190 and available in the UK through Alexony Maritime.
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The Seventh Edition is also available internationally through a network of distributors*

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The MSG guide is split into sections for easy reference and these include:

Revised and Updated Codes

The Seventh Edition of the Marine Stores Guide has been fully updated and new lines have been added to reflect the changing demands of the marine industry and now include the following new products.

Section 15: Cloth and Linen Products

Flame Retardant Linen products (Bed sheets, Mattresses, Blankets, Pillows and Pillow Cases etc.) are newly included, 9 items, 31 codes.

Section 17: Tableware and Galley Utensils

Ecologo Mark Paper Towels and Dispensers, Contamination Prevention Sponges and 3M (worldwide) products updated.

Section 19: Clothing

Boots and Shoes: New Codes for each UK/European/US/CM standard sizes.

Section 23: Rigging Equipment and General Deck Items

Crosby products (from USA) updated.

Section 27: Painting Equipment

Graco products (from Netherlands) updated.

Section 31: Safety Protective Gear

MSA products (from Netherlands) updated. Protective Boilersuits (from Scandia, the Netherlands) – 16 items, 363 codes.

Section 33: Safety Equipment

Draeger products (from Singapore) updated. Safety Signs (listing both IMO/ISO symbol) updated. Fire Hoses with prefitted Couplings included – 226 codes. Disposable Gas/Chemical Protection Suits. Marine Fire Stop Systems – 8 items, 59 codes. Water Mist Lance and Mobile Water Monitor (New SOLAS Requirement).

Section 37: Nautical Equipment

Intrinsically Safe Marine Transceivers for Fire Fighters (New SOLAS requirement). Intrinsically Safe Auto Telephones / Marine Battery Less Telephones – 28 codes.

Section 45: Petroleum Products

Biodegradable Grease and Oil as Compliance of “US EPA Vessel General Permit 2013”.

Section 55: Cleaning Material and Chemicals

Biodegradable Products (Cleaning Liquid/ Descaler etc.). HOCNF and CEFAS Offshore Cleaning Chemicals. Neutralizer for Ballast Water Chemical Treatment Systems.

Section 59: Pneumatic and Electrical Tools

Various pneumatic and electrical tools updated suggested by worldwide manufacturers from Dalseide Shipping Services AS (Norway), Holger Clasen (Germany), Trelawny (UK), Nilfisk-Densin (Singapore), etc.

Section 65: Measuring Tools

Various measuring tools updated suggested by worldwide manufacturers from SIKA (Germany), Coltraco Ultrasonics Limited (UK), Atlas Marine Services (Singapore) etc.

Section 67: Metal Sheets, Bars, etc.

Metal bars: New Codes for various standard lengths available in Europe, U,S., Singapore and Japan.

Section 79: Electrical Equipment

Various LED products (Lamps, Fluorescent Lamps, Flood lighting Fixtures, Ceiling Lights, Pendant Lights, Panel Lights, Wall Lights etc.) – 14 items, 119 codes

Section 81: Packing and Jointing

Flange Various general repair products updated suggested by worldwide manufacturers from Henkel (worldwide), Wencon (Denmark), Weicon GmbH (Germany), Indumar Products (USA).

Section 85: Welding Equipment

New gas equipment added: Gas welding and cutting torches, TIG Welder, Plasma Cutting Machines etc.

New Code Update List Request Form

This New Code Update List is for any wholesaler or supplier who wishes to know which codes are newly added for entire sections from the Marine Stores Guide 6th Edition

New Code Update List