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Our Story


IME was set up over a decade ago with very humble beginnings. The managing director of the company, who was previously working with one of the large Middle East based physical suppliers, identified a gap in the market where shipowners and charterers were seeking trusted advisors with who they could build a close and personal relationship based on trust and reliability.

Over a decade later, the company is proud of its respectable client base which ranges from local, regional and international entities. We are grateful to our clients for enabling us to become one of the recognised names by our competitors as we continue striving to deliver on our promises: that every relationship is personal, that every deal is a big deal, that we will deliver reliably and that we will stand behind our contractual commitments every time.

Over the years, our team has grown from one trader to a group of experienced traders. All of our traders service their clients globally, although we are very fortunate that each member of our team brings a specific expertise with them that complements the service we provide. We are moving away from global bunker suppliers to experts in each local jurisdiction – our team members have very detailed knowledge and expertise in specific jurisdictions whether it is in the UAE or the Middle East, Singapore or the Far East, India or South East Asia, the Americas, individual ports in Europe, New Zealand or otherwise. Between them, the IME team bring to you many decades of experience.

We started with our core service being trading in bunker fuel, and this continues to be our core business. We are also fast moving towards expansion into the supply chain from onshore physical storage to physical supply at sea. Our aim is to take more control of the services that we provide to our customers, from storage to supply, and to pass those savings to our clients so we can provide them with the best prices without compromising quality of service.