The latest version of the Marine Store Guide (MSG), 7th Edition – the essential reference tool published by International Marine Purchasing Association - now fully updated and revised is available for purchase.
What’s it for?
The Marine Stores Guide is widely considered the world’s leading reference source for maritime purchasing and supply and is only published every 5 years. The guide helps purchasers and suppliers match and supply goods easily by using a unique six-digit code to identify products to an exact individual description. The codes have remained consistent and unchanged in almost 40 years. The guide has been comprehensively expanded to list more that 50,000 codes from tableware and gallery utensils, to welding equipment and marine coatings.
Why is it needed?
With illustrations, specifications, product information and comparison tables for major manufacturers, the Marine Stores Guide 7th Edition provides an invaluable reference for those involved in the commercial shipping industry.
Who does the Marine Stores Guide apply to?
The Marine Stores Guide has recently become more significant in value to ship owners and operators as well as ship suppliers. With increasing adoption of electronic ship supply management, the Marine Stores Guide has become especially useful for the specifications of stores items in electronic trading.
Who needs to have the Marine Stores Guide?
Supplier members can benefit from the Marine Stores Guide (MSG), but to use IMPA codes in their marketing, suppliers are now required to purchase an IMPA Marine Store Guide Data License.
Where can you find it?
Contact us here at American Nautical Services to receive your copy of the Marine Store Guide 7th Edition or you can order it online with us.