WE ARE IME:
International Marine and Energy
IME was established after our founder spotted a gap in the market for a business that could provide shipowners and charterers with trusted advice built on personal relationships.
Over a decade later, we are now an international team of experts with diverse backgrounds in shipping and transport, trading and physical supply, as well as finance and regulation, able to develop tailored individual solutions to any challenge. Our business model gives us an unparalleled perspective across the industry, and because we take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses, we are able to think creatively and act quickly, whatever their needs. We take pride in being recognised as a dependable, safe, and affordable pair of hands that delivers excellent service without compromising on quality.
Our bunker traders take the time to get to know our clients and offer them bespoke solutions for their fuel procurement planning.
We’re strategically placed across the globe to offer ship and fleet owners worldwide access to the highest quality marine fuels and deliver them seamlessly through our operations.
We have a deep understanding of risk assessment and management and work with our customers to create tailor-made strategies to manage their bunker costs.
We were established after our founder spotted a gap in the market for a business that could provide shipowners and charterers with honest advice built on personal relationships. Discover why IME is trusted by the world’s marine industry to keep global supply chains moving.
Our people are experts in their field, and working as a team, they are constantly learning and drawing on each other’s range of experiences, ideas, and talent to ensure they offer our clients exceptional and reliable customer care. Find out more about our team.LEARN MORE
Hamed Fathi of IME looks at the issues that need to be considered when assessing credit risk in the bunker industry.
One of the most common elements of a bunker trading / supply business is reliance on large volumes of ‘low margin’ bunker deals, that are in turn financed by banks and financiers with a lower margin / interest credit facility, enabling the bunker trader to make enough profit overall to make the enterprise sound.