What we do
For any ship operator or owner, keeping operating costs to a minimum is critical and achieving economies of scale is an obvious, yet often unachievable, solution for individual companies.
Marcas’ objective (see Mission Statement) is to pool resources and negotiate globally on behalf of its members with selected suppliers in order to obtain the most competitive prices in the market, whilst not compromising on quality or safety.
Business between Marcas, its members and suppliers is conducted in a fair, open and business like manner. It is an independent contracting association that will ensure fair competition.
Relationships with both members and suppliers are considered a business partnership with the focus on achieving mutually agreed goals in a coordinated and cooperative way. The most up to date standards of quality and safety are adhered to, as is the commitment to operate to the highest of business standards.
Marcas contracts with suppliers “as agent on behalf of members,” enabling members to maintain full management and control of their purchasing, logistics and invoicing, still dealing direct with the supplier. Contracts are fixed for between one and five years.
Marcas has an extensive contract coverage network from reputable market leading suppliers providing competitive prices for shipping consumables including lubricants, chemicals, gases, welding, refrigeration, paints (seastock and dry dock coatings), communication, crew travel, chandlery, weather routing and charts, drug and alcohol testing, fuel analysis and spare parts.
The scope of contracting continues to grow and established contracts are regularly benchmarked to ensure Marcas is continuously achieving best possible market prices.