Ian Adams has been involved in the shipping industry since 1985 in various capacities, with P&O Cruises, Deep Sea Seals and Hamworthy. He is currently Executive Director of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 and Managing Director of IMA Marine Ltd. He was appointed Chief Executive of The International Bunker Industry Association in February 2009, after serving almost eight years as its Secretary-General. During his time there, Adams gained consultative status for the association at the International Maritime Organization. This resulted in his involvement in the revision process of MARPOL Annex VI and membership on the IMO Secretary General’s Scientific and Industry Expert Panel during 2007. Since leaving IBIA in 2011, Adams continues to share his wide experience on emissions at conferences around the world. A Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, Adams is active in the Institute’s UK Southern Joint Branch, where is a past president and has served on the council.
Founded in 2011, IMA Marine Ltd is a Marine Consultancy providing consultancy, acting as an expert witness, training, research and advice within the marine industry.
The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 represents a group of leading companies from the commercial shipping and cruise industries who have been leaders in emission control efforts and have made significant investments in research and analysis, funding and committing resources to comply with 2020 fuel requirements through the development and use of exhaust gas cleaning systems. Formed in 2018 with a mission to provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organizations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems and associated air and water emissions. In addition to serving as an advocate for companies working to reduce marine exhaust gas emissions, CSA 2020 will support the scheduled implementation and effective enforcement of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) requirement for a 0.5 percent global sulfur cap on fuel content as of January 1, 2020.