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Created in 1992, the British Ports Association represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies.
We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move. To encourage economic growth through trade and travel we are working to encourage commercial development by ports, effectively regulating vessels in the UK’s waters and improving maritime security and safety, including search and rescue capabilities.
Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth. The maritime sector is the fundamental enabler of British global trade. With cutting-edge technology, high-quality design & manufacturing, unparalleled expertise in services and major investment opportunities, the UK is the natural home for global maritime business. We support just under one million jobs and contribute around £40bn to UK GDP.
Maritime London promotes the UK as the world’s premier maritime business centre.
The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is the voice of the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector promoting and supporting companies which design, build, refit and modernise ships, and supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports and terminals infrastructure, offshore oil and gas, maritime security and safety, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy.
The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice for the UK shipping industry, with around 140 members from across the maritime sector.
The United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG) is the trade association representing most of the larger commercial ports in the United Kingdom.
We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move. To encourage economic growth through trade and travel we are working to encourage commercial development by ports, effectively regulating vessels in the UK’s waters and improving maritime security and safety, including search and rescue capabilities.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.</p
Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world, committed to Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas. Our values are Safety, Professionalism, Trust and Respect.
In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas. The Naval Service brings together the men and women of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
The Scottish Government recognises the importance of the maritime sector to Scotland’s economy, and, is working closely with the shipping, ports and wider maritime industry to support opportunities for investment and jobs growth.
The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland ensures Scottish interests in the maritime sector are fully and effectively represented at the heart of the UK Government, and the UK Government’s responsibilities are fully and effectively represented in Scotland
The UK Ship Register is part of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport. We have a reputation as being a modern, world-renowned, quality flag with many advantages which include no annual tonnage tax fees. Our customers benefit from a personalised round-the-clock service, with services and fee packages to suit individual customer requirements.
The Welsh Government sees ports as key partners in promoting economic growth and job opportunities, and is working collaboratively with the sector, as well as the wider maritime community, to develop economic opportunities and ensure Wales is internationally and sustainably connected.
The Admiralty Solicitors Group was formed to promote standards in the practice of English maritime law. Member firms are committed to the development of England as a maritime legal centre embracing all aspects of shipping. The ASG discusses issues affecting English maritime law, develops standard wordings, is represented on many Industry committees/working parties and offers a panel of experienced practitioners to act as arbitrators and mediators.
The African Shipowners Association is made up of Africans who own and or operate ships. Our Mission is promoting the development and growth of the African Blue Economy.
BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. Our vision is to be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global industry. Our mission is to provide expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.
As the leading trade association for the UK’s marine industry, British Marine represents over 1,500 members drawn from the leisure marine, superyacht, small commercial marine and passenger boat sectors, with most member companies being small and medium-sized businesses. From technical support and expert advice to training, lobbying and high-profile events, British Marine delivers its members a host of services and business opportunities.
The British Ports Association represents the interests of its members to the UK government, the EU and a range of stakeholders. The BPA comprises a broad cross-section of port types in terms of ownership, size and operations located throughout the UK.
CSAL members represent a large proportion of UK-based Chinese shipping interests. Supported by the Baltic Exchange, CSAL brings Chinese professionals in shipping and related markets and services together, for informative events in London. We provide an established network for Chinese companies, looking to further their UK business relationships.
CIRM is the principal international association for marine electronics. Members include electronic equipment manufacturers, suppliers, system operators and service providers covering the whole field of maritime navigation, communications and information systems.
The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) represents a group of leading companies from the commercial shipping and passenger ship industries that have been leaders in emission control efforts through 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 (EGCS).
CLIA UK & Ireland is a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA is engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holidays with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members.
The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organisation built by its members for its members. It is an Association made of individuals representing every aspect of shipping and international trade. Over 1,400 members worldwide, an annual conference and trade show attracting 2,500 attendees, myriad social events and the CMA Education Foundation all make for a vibrant, ever-growing association.
CSO Alliance provides a global, members-only risk management platform for CSOs from all shipping sectors to drive best practice and combat crime.
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), founded in 1965 is the trade association representing the national shipowners’ associations of the EU and Norway (close to 99% of the EEA fleet or about 20% of the world fleet). Our aim is to promote the interests of European shipping so that the industry can best serve European and international trade and commerce in a competitive free enterprise environment to the benefit of shippers and consumers and help formulate EU policy on critical maritime transport-related issues.
FONASBA is the global representative body for ship brokers and ship agents with member associations in more than 50 countries. Its role is to promote and protect the interests of its members worldwide.
Gafta is an international trade association representing organisations trading globally in agri-commodities, including grain, rice, animal feed, pulses, spices and general produce. Gafta represents the trade through global policy expertise, contracts, training, arbitration, and key industry data. Gafta has over 1800 member companies in 95 countries who benefit from discounts on Gafta services and extensive networking opportunities
The Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee, (GSCC) is an organisation founded in London in 1935, comprising membership of firms based in the United Kingdom representing Greek shipowning interests
Human Rights at Sea is a UK-registered charitable NGO and global catalyst for raising international awareness of human rights abuses at sea delivering social justice through legal and policy development.
The Honourable Company of Master Mariners is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company was formed in 1926; it was made a Livery Company by the City of London in 1932, making it the first new Livery Company to be formed since 1746.
The overall objective of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) is the promotion of safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment. It operates several commercial subsidiaries, generating revenue which is re-invested in maritime hard and soft infrastructure initiatives. The Middle East Navigation Aids Services (MENAS) is part of the IFAN Group.
The Association provides information on Indian maritime matters, promote exchange of ideas for its development and in general to propagate interest in these matters in the United Kingdom. IMA UK membership represents almost every sector of the maritime industry and includes Ship-owners, Marine Investment Bankers, Time and Voyage Charterers, Captains and Chief Engineers, Ship Brokers, Maritime Solicitors, Marine Insurance professionals, Ship Surveyors, personnel from the International Maritime Organisation, the High Commission of India in London and many others.
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London & South East Branch is the largest and oldest branch within the institute and are focused on both the continuing professional education of our members and on providing them with networking opportunities.
INTERCARGO provides the forum where quality dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators are informed about, discuss and share concerns on key topics and regulatory challenges, especially in relation to safety, the environment and operational excellence. INTERCARGO represents dry cargo shipping interests at IMO, other industry fora and the broader business context.
Today InterManager represents ship and crew managers, as well as associated organisations, from around the world. Representing over 4,000 vessels and over 250,000 seafarers, InterManager has a respected global representation. In its bid to ensure sustainability and quality, full members must establish, implement and maintain a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 for all activities undertaken by the organisation.
INTERTANKO has been the voice of independent tanker owners since 1970. A professional and respected Association, it champions an industry dedicated to support global energy networks by delivering safe, efficient and environmentally sound transport services that keep the world economy turning.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors is the global ports’ forum for industry collaboration and excellence. IAPH represents 170 port authorities worldwide and about 90 port-related companies and organisation.
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the global bunker industry and represents all stakeholders across the industry value chain. Our membership includes ship owners/operators, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, barging companies, storage companies, surveyors, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers, P&I clubs, equipment manufacturers, shipping journalists and marine consultants. Today we have members in more than 80 countries.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for shipowners and operators, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet.
IFSMA, founded in 1975, currently represents 10,500 Shipmasters through associations and individual Shipmasters. Some of its most important work is at the various IMO Committee and Sub-committee meetings where it is recognised as an NGO. It also represents shipmasters at the ILO. Its motto is Unity for Safety at Sea.
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is an international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 120 countries.
IMPA is the global organisation representing those working in the maritime supply chain management function. The organisation provides education, resources and events for the industry and its membership.
IMPA promotes professionally sound and safe pilotage by bringing together pilots’ associations from around the world in order to formulate views and policies that are both convincing and practical to implement. IMPA also has a formal voice in relevant international maritime fora, particularly at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) where it has had consultative membership since 1973.
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is the international charity focused on preventing loss of life in waters around the world. Working with members in more than 50 countries, including both government and non-governmental search and rescue organisations, IMRF works to improve maritime search and rescue capability around the globe.
The International Port Community Systems Association is the only global association representing the electronic exchange of data in Ports and has members ranging from Port Community Systems Operators in both air and sea, to Single Window Operators and Sea and Air Port Authorities. Our members exchange in excess of 40m electronic messages per day and over 500m TEUs go through their systems in the over 200 ports worldwide that they operate in.
I.S.E.S., the International Ship Engineering Service Association was founded in 1963, providing Repairs, Service and Equipment to the Merchant Marine and Offshore Industries in all major ports worldwide. ISES is essentially a non-profit enterprise that exists to co-ordinate and market the international activities of its member companies
As a group, the objective of I.S.E.S. is to form an independent, high quality worldwide network of members to provide electrical, mechanical, electronic and specialised services to the marine industry.
The International Salvage Union (ISU) is the sole representative organisation for the international marine salvage industry with a membership of 58 marine salvage companies from 34 different countries plus over 80 associate and affiliate members. Membership of the ISU is restricted to those companies with a record of successful salvage and pollution prevention.
International Seafarers Welfare & Assistance Network (ISWAN) is an international NGO and UK registered charity and our focus is the welfare of the 1.5 million seafarers around the world. We are a membership organisation and we work with a range of bodies including PandI Clubs, shipping companies, ports, unions, welfare organisations, and governments.
ISSA is the international association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers throughout the world. We have 40 national associations of ship suppliers as full ISSA members and associate members in 51 other countries where no national association exists.
The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) is the world’s leading association of maritime arbitrators. Based in London, serving the maritime industry worldwide, it has over 800 members in total, with its arbitrating members handling more than 2,700 new cases and issuing over 500 arbitration awards annually.
LM3C, provides an alternative to traditional maritime industry networking, with representation in London, Brussels, Bahrain, Singapore and Melbourne.
Bringing together executives and graduates across the industry, the ethos is integrity, good manners, kindness, humility, a respect for vulnerability.
LM3C hosts post conference evenings for the Terminal Operators Conference (TOC) and Cool Logistics Events.
LSLC Business Forum plays a prominent role in the furtherance of quality maritime education and business in London by tackling issues of enduring interest to the shipping industry and broadly to commercial practitioners. Events offer invaluable networking opportunities for business development and career advancement. The LSLC counts amongst its speakers and members the key representatives from most sectors of the maritime industry.
Established in 1756, the Marine Society has a long pedigree of supporting the welfare and professional development of seafarers. We’re here to help every seafarer realise their full potential through learning new skills, gaining accredited qualifications and supplying libraries and books.
Maritime Digital Hub is a not for profit organisation focused on bridging the gap between technology & industry. The focus of the hub is to provide thought leadership and simplification of technology to assist on the journey to digitisation and enable upskilling of the future workforce.
Sea Cadets engages 14,500 young people aged 10-18 across the UK. Supported by 9,000 amazing volunteers the charity helps young people achieve in education, employment and in longer-term mental and physical wellbeing, reducing risky behaviours and increasing community engagement. Adventures delivered on the water launch young people for life today.
The Maritime Skills Alliance designs and promotes qualifications and apprenticeships for the UK’s maritime sector. We have developed a suite of interlocking standards and qualifications – MSQs, “Maritime Studies Qualifications” – which enable employees to progress both within their specialism and between sectors.
Marine South East (MSE) is a marine sector, non-profit cluster organisation located in the leading maritime Solent region of the UK. Established in 2005, MSE aims to stimulate investment by public and private sectors in key areas of ‘Blue Growth’ such as maritime logistics, marine energy, security, aquaculture and management of environment and ocean resources.
Mersey Maritime is the representative body for the maritime sector in the Liverpool City Region. We work with businesses of all sizes and in all locations to develop strong, market-responsive supply chains and promote Liverpool’s maritime industry as a world class centre of excellence.
The Met Office has been at the forefront of global weather and climate science for 160 years. We combine the latest science with ground breaking advances in technology and local understanding to deliver operational advantage to our customers. Our knowledge, experience and flexibility allow us to apply our science across business and government, managing the risks and opportunities from our weather as they arise.
The Shipping Industry in Monaco employs 1,000 employees with a turnover of around 180 million Euro. The Monaco Chamber of Shipping is the official shipping employer’s group and gathers 41 companies including shipowners, charterers, fleet managers, shipbrokers, shipping agents, maritime surveyors and legal advisors.
The MNTB is the authoritative centre of expertise and information on careers, education and training, and skill needs and issues in the industry.
We aim to deliver skilled seafarers to the Merchant Navy and the wider shipping industry both now and in the future by ensuring, the best training is delivered by the best organisations, to create the best seafarers.
The MNTB is a voluntary body and a part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry.
The Nautical Institute has some 7000 members around the world in more than 110 countries. It has non-governmental organisation (NGO) consultative status at the IMO. Its aim is to represent seafarers’ and practical maritime professionals’ views at the highest level. It provides publications, recognition, certification, short courses and other services.
We are the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man and have provided a vital safety service to mariners since 1786. We currently operate and maintain 206 lighthouses and 170 buoys as well as providing radio aids to navigation. Our ship NLV PHAROS will be berthed alongside HMS Belfast during LISW19.
Propeller Club Liverpool is a not-for-profit association run by volunteers. The primary purposes of the club are to:
– promote fellowship amongst members
– provide networking opportunities
– promote the maritime industry
– help spotlight challenges the industry faces
– give back to worthy causes in the community
Our membership here in London is a rich collection of professionals from all maritime sectors; from merchant, military and coastguard seafarers to ship brokers, maritime lawyers, salvors and recruiters and many other trades. With such a diverse group of professionals, our club is a source of great experience and knowledge; if you have a question about the maritime industry or environment, I can guarantee we have someone who will know the answer!
The Scottish Maritime Cluster brings together Scotland’s world-class shipping, ports, shipbuilding, equipment, education, training and maritime service enterprises to drive economic growth in the global maritime market. We do this through building cooperation among our globally recognised experts, promoting the sector and influencing economic policy makers.
SEA-LNG is a UK-registered not for profit collaborative industry foundation serving the needs of its member organisations committed to furthering the use of LNG as a safe, mature, commercially viable marine fuel offering superior local emissions performance, significant GHG reduction benefits and a potential pathway to a zero-emissions shipping industry.
Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) is an independent pan-industry centre dedicated to advancing the rights of seafarers and fishers through research, education and training in issues concerning seafarers and the law. It was set up in September 2010, as a response to the need for improved protection for seafarers in national and international laws.
The Security in Complex Environment Group (SCEG) established in 2011 to promote international standards for the private security sector including the maritime sector. SCEG champions well-regulated private maritime security companies and acting collectively seeks to educate clients and stakeholders. SCEG has a formal partnership with the UK government.
The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) is London’s own meeting place for young shipping professionals. The SPNL enjoys significant industry support, with industry backing from the UK Chamber of Shipping. Through regularly organised events, it aims to bring together young professionals from all aspects of the industry to network, socialise and learn more about the industry we proudly form part of.
The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) is the international body established for the exchange of technical information and experience, between members of the industry, to enhance the safety and operational reliability of gas tankers and terminals. To this end, the Society publishes studies and produces information papers and works of reference, for the guidance of industry members.
SGMF is a non-government organisation founded in 2013, has been responsible for educating and training marine and energy professionals in making the safe and competent transition from heavy fuel oil-powered vessels to cleaner-burning gas fuel. With the IMO global sulphur cap of 0.5% coming into practice on 1 January 2020, the shipping industry is rapidly investigating viable alternatives and natural gas (from LNG) as a fuel is considered by many to offer the most complete solution to the stringent new emissions caps looming.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.
TheCityUK represents the UK-based financial and related professional services industry. We lobby on its behalf, producing evidence of its importance to the wider national economy. At home in the UK, in the EU and internationally, we seek to influence policy to drive competitiveness, creating jobs and lasting economic growth.
Team Humber Marine Alliance is a dynamic membership organisation – critical to the success of the marine, maritime and offshore sectors in the Humber and beyond. Millions of pounds of new business has been generated amongst its 200 plus member companies through innovative business development activities. It is a highly influential, not-for-profit business, focused on revitalising the “Blue Economy” sector around The Humber Ports which are the busiest in the UK by tonnage and the fourth busiest in Europe, handling 85 million tonnes of cargo annually – 17.5% of Britain’s maritime trade and more than any other ports complex in the UK.
Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.
The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association is the representative professional body for Maritime Pilots in the UK. Marine Pilots are highly skilled experts authorised to navigate ships in their respective districts. Tasked with the conduct of all types of vessels including the world’s largest during what is often most hazardous parts of their voyages . The fundamental purpose of maritime pilotage is to ensure safety, security, environmental protection and port efficiency.
The Shipwrights’ Company originates from the fourteenth century and was originally formed to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London. Today the Shipwrights’ Company maintains close links with the sea and donates to maritime related causes, including apprentices. It supports George Green’s and London Nautical Schools, Sea Cadets and is affiliated to HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH.
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Formed in 1974, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision makers around the world. Forty-five (45) countries support a National WISTA Association, with over 3000 individual members from all sectors of the maritime industry.
The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. It is a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. WISTA is growing and currently counts over 1.600 individual members in 34 National WISTA Associations.
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or rank. In all the main ports in Great Britain our team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.
Sailors’ Society is an international maritime welfare charity, committed to transforming the lives of seafarers and their families in port, at sea and at home, through chaplaincy, education and relief of poverty and distress.
The Seafarers’ Charity (formerly Seafarers UK) makes a life-changing impact in troubled times. Our grants to organisations support those who work – or have worked – at sea, and their families.Proactive and forward-looking, we also seek ways to prevent issues becoming problems. Through funding collaboration, research and advocacy, we tackle the root causes of seafarer hardship and disadvantage in the UK and around the world.
Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat @flyingangelnews.
Our mission is to create the free platform for all issues of the shipping industry – after all, 80 percent of our planet is water and the majority of its 7 plus billion people live close to the sea! We are slowly but steadily conquering the maritime world, so come on board and gradually see what you can get from this medium.
Bunkerspot is the world’s foremost source of information on the technical, operational, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of bunkering. Bunkerspot’s website offers free news, pricing and a specialist subscriber service and archive. Bunkerspot magazine is the essential and authoritative source of information for marine fuels professionals.
gCaptain.com is the world’s top-visited maritime and offshore industry news website and job board, reaching well over a half million people every month. gCaptain’s daily eNewsletter reaches over 65,000 people and is rapidly growing with about 50 new subscribers per day, on average.
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide is committed to always providing up-to-date and trusted news for the maritime industry in thousands of readers in over 165 countries, for over the last decade.
The Maritime Standard is well-established as one of the Middle East’s leading maritime publishers and event organisers. In addition to the fortnightly e-newsletter, the company publishes the annual UAE Yearbook, organises the prestigious The Maritime Standard Awards, stages two one-day conferences, Tanker Shipping and Ship France and Trade, and most recently the TMS Webinar series. New for next year is the TMS Transportation and Climate Change Conference.
The acclaimed Greek Shipping magazine, celebrating this year its 90 years of publication. Reaches 70% of the general and technical managers of the shipping companies in Greece. Print editions, website and daily e-newsletter.
Robban Assafina is a bimonthly Middle Eastern Arabic/English Maritime Magazine, Website & Smart Phones’ application, specialized in Shipping, Ships, Offshore and Marine Technology
Safety at Sea is the world’s only dedicated monthly maritime safety magazine and website, packed with vessel-critical information, presented in an engaging and accessible way to capture the attention of your crew.
ship.energy is a free, innovative and open access platform providing news, comment, and expert analysis centred on shipping’s energy transition. It gives maritime industry stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about alternative marine fuels, propulsion technologies and vessel efficiency solutions and – importantly – to fully engage in the growing debate over how shipping can find solutions which will overcome the zero carbon emissions challenge.
Ship Management International is the only maritime magazine dedicated to the information needs of the ship owner and the ship manager. Its editorial, both hard copy and online, is must-read, highly valued and totally objective and thought-provoking.
Xinde Marine News is a leading marine news provider in China. As an independent online media with the mission to provide independent, Credible,critical and topical information, analysis, opinions, research and advisories to the maritime and shipping industry with a clear focus on “Markets,Vessels,Ports,Shipbuilding, Authorities, Enterprises and Seafarers”.