IMCA is active globally, regionally and nationally in representing our Members to governments and regulatory bodies. We lobby for sensible, workable and effective regulations.
An important part of IMCA’s work is representation on a number of joint government-industry committees and other relevant bodies. We also work collaboratively with other trade associations in areas of common interest.
IMCA holds non-governmental observer status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). We frequently attend IMO meetings to keep abreast of the latest developments and provide input based on Members’ combined experience and expertise.
Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs
|Remko Kloos||Fugro||Committee Chair|
|Dennis Janssen||Allseas Group SA||Committee Vice-Chair|
|Eugène van Dodeweerd||Boskalis Offshore||Committee Member|
|Frederic SIOHAN||Bourbon||Committee Member|
|Gerd Van De Merlen||DEME Offshore BE||Committee Member|
|Verhulst Jiska||DEME Offshore BE||Committee Member|
|Joost Rotgans||Heerema Marine Contractors||Committee Member|
|Bert Devos||Jan De Nul nv||Committee Member|
|Stuart Ross||Jan De Nul nv||Committee Member|
|Angelo Tossio||Maersk Supply Service A/S||Committee Member|
|Evan McLaughlin||McDermott International Inc.||Committee Member|
|Karyn Boxwell||Noble Drilling Services Inc||Committee Member|
|Paul Bayliss||P&O Maritime Logistics||Committee Member|
|Aurelien Verrier||Saipem||Committee Member|
|Saverio La Forgia||Saipem||Committee Member|
|Gary Ritchie||Subsea 7||Committee Member|
|Peter McCombie||TechnipFMC||Committee Member|
|Liesbeth den Haan||Van Oord Support Services B.V.||Committee Member|
|Linda Behage||Van Oord Support Services B.V.||Committee Member|
|Margaret Fitzgerald||IMCA||IMCA Secretariat Lead|
Fuel Consumption Data Collection
Call to Action for Marine Members!
IMCA is collecting fuel consumption data from its members, to enable us to effectively lobby IMO Member States for a carbon intensity indicator (CII) which works for the offshore sector. The current CII being used by IMO is based on cargo ships which is not a suitable metric for assessing the carbon intensity of the offshore sector.
Support IMCA’s submission by submitting your fuel consumption data through a process managed by the Marine Policy & Regulatory Affairs Committee.
There are now three periods you can submit data for – 2019 and 2020 and 2021.
Download the forms below and email them to us: [email protected].
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News & Events
IMCA signs MOU with Business Network Offshore Wind
The international Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Business Network for Offshore Wind (the Network) a non-profit, educational organization to develop the offshore […]Read more
IMCA appoints new Marine Renewable Energy Technical Adviser
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes Rhys Jones as Technical Adviser, Marine Renewable Energy.Read more
IMCA report highlights risks should Senate pass U.S. crewing legislation
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a ‘Global Specialist Offshore Support Vessel Market Overview’ report highlighting the risks to the U.S. offshore energy industry, should the crewing legislation, […]Read more
IMCA Demystifies the American Offshore Workers Fairness Act
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Video Broadcast on Fuel Consumption Data Collection
Do you want to understand the background and details regarding fuel consumption data and how this applies to your company? Then watch this broadcast to find out more from Margaret Fitzgerald, Head of Marine Policy & Regulatory Affairs.Read more
Offshore Industry Group welcomes IMO endorsement of industry developed framework of protocols for Crew Change and Travel
The Offshore Industry Group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP, ISOA and the Workboat Association (details below) welcomes the endorsement by the IMO Member States of the Framework of Protocols developed by the wider Shipping Industry to facilitate safe crew change and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) met virtually from 4 – 10 November and approved an MSC circular thereby giving government-level recognition to the industry-developed protocols.
The Industry Group recognises the initiative the IMO Member States have shown and thanks them for their support.Read more
Advocating for key worker status of offshore workers at IMO
Building upon the commitments made in the Neptune Declaration, the shipping industry remains committed to support the rights of seafarers collectively at IMO where IMCA continues to advocate not only for its’ members’ seafarers but also their offshore personnel.Read more
Collaboration with IMO Member States pays dividends in pushing MASS ahead on the international agenda
Following a series of roundtable discussions with key IMO Member States, IMCA was strategically placed to co-sponsor a proposal to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 104) calling for substantial work on the development of a new goal-based holistic code for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) to commence as a priority for IMO’s biennium 2022-2023. The proposed code aims to establish a global standard for the design, construction and operation of MASS and thereby allow IMO to continue to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping.
MSC 104 agreed that the first step in the process would be the finalization of a road map which would set out a common understanding of the steps involved in the process while, at the same time, substantial proposals are developed which lead to the preparation of a mandatory instrument to address MASS operations. IMCA’s MASS Committee will continue to collaborate with IMO Member States to develop suitable proposals going forward.Read more