BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,300 members in around 130 countries. We provide a wide range of services to our global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
BIMCO’s core objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of our members by developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice and education.
BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and we are a strong advocate for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity. We are accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities.
Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI) is a specialized industry council (non-profit trade and industry council) formed in 2013 to promote the interests of the marine and maritime industry in Dubai and the UAE.
DCMMI was set up with the aim to plan and implement economic strategies that promote Dubai and the UAE as a global hub for marine and maritime industries and services and sea transportation which focus on excellence, investment and talent building.
DCMMI represents a wide cross-section of the UAE’s marine and maritime industry and companies whose activities are directly related to the industry.
Dubai Shipping Agents Association
DSAA was established in 1999, by a group of prominent shipping agents, with the encouragement of local ports & customs authorities.
The Dubai Shipping Agents Association is a non-profit organization and not engaged in any commercial activity. It provides a forum for members to pool information.
• Promote the joint interests of the shipping agents' community in Dubai.
• Foster / strengthen the relations and co - operation between shipping agents, the customs authorities and other governmental, national and international trade organizations.
The IMarEST (est 1889) is a membership body/learned society with 20,200 members across 128 countries. It promotes the development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. The IMarEST is a NGO with consultative status at the IMO.
The IMarEST UAE branch strives to enrich the regional maritime industry, independent of employers’ patronage of professional development. We believe that an investment in the maritime services environment yields the best interest in terms of nurturing the talent pool and creating a solid foundation for marine professionals. This boosts regional maritime competitiveness commensurate with Dubai’s ambitious vision of being one of the world’s leading maritime centers by 2021.
Organisation of the Islamic Shipowners Association
OISA as an affiliated institution to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was set up to serve Islamic Ummah in maritime transportation field according to the Third Summit Conference of the OIC countries in 1981, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. OISA aims to enhance trade exchange and cooperation among Islamic countries in the field of maritime transport and increase cooperation amongst them.
1. Islamic Protection and indemnity Club
2. Bakkah shipping Company
3. Cooperative information system
Tel: +966 2 6636584 / 6637882 / 6653379
Fax: +966 2 6604920
Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA)
Pakistan Ship's Agents Association (PSAA) was formed in 1976 and is the sole Trade Association representing Shipping Agents which is licensed on all Pakistan basis by the Ministry of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Organizations (DGTO) under The Trade Organizations Act, 2013. PSAA comprises over 70 reputed members handling the vast majority of vessels calling at Pakistani Ports.
PSAA enjoys a high reputation at all official levels including Ministry of Ports & Shipping, Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim Authority, Customs, etc. Our representatives serve on several high profile committees formed by the Government from time to time and strive to make a positive contribution to the long term progress of the Ports and Shipping industry in Pakistan.
UAE Shipping Association
The UAE Shipping Association (UAESA) was established to promote and protect the interests of ship owners and the shipping community of the UAE, whilst also providing a common platform for interaction within the rest of the industry. UAESA will endeavor to be a focal point between the industry and the authorities. If required, the Association shall provide competent marine advisors for support as UAE representation at various marine forums. UAESA will promote the UAE flag internationally by proposing suitable amendments to the authorities. UAESA will encourage marine knowledge through education and training for the benefit of the UAE shipping community.
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) has been established in 1974 in London and is an international organization for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades. WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA sets out to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA counts around 1,800 individual members in 35 national WISTA associations.
WISTA UAE was established by Jasamin Fichte in 2010 and as the first WISTA organization in the Middle East has by now more than 60 active members.
The UAE chapter’s mission is to raise awareness of the Middle East shipping industry amongst professional women inside the country and abroad, to encourage more to join the maritime & trading sector and to build a network platform for women within mainly male dominated industries.