Baltic Ports Organization
The Baltic Ports Organization is a regional ports organization inspiring and supporting its members while cooperating pro-actively with relevant partners. BPO was established on October 10, 1991, in Copenhagen, with an aim to facilitate cooperation among the ports and to monitor and improve the possibilities for shipping in the Baltic Sea region.
Development over the past years has proceeded very quickly and at present BPO has entered new, challenging and exciting phases. Currently, included in BPO are 41 of the most significant ports in the nine countries surrounding the Baltic Sea as well as seven friendship members. BPO is well-recognized within the BSR, in EU bodies and other European regions.
The organization's mission is to contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainable development of maritime transport and the port industry in the Baltic Sea region, thereby strengthening its global competitiveness.
BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with over 2,100 members in more than 120 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s mission is to be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses. Our vision is to the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry.
- Our products include BIMCO’s world leading standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editor IDEA. We also run the BIMCO Shipping KPI System which can be used to benchmark ships’ operational performance.
- Regulation: BIMCO takes an active role on behalf of shipowners during discussions and decisions with global and regional regulators. We work towards a level playing field for shipping – including fair trade and open access to markets.
- Information and advice: we deal with 10,000 member queries every year on many issues and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge with members, giving practical advice to safeguard and add value to their businesses.
- Our training activities include face-to-face courses, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.
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
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.
DSAA is one of the Business Groups under Dubai Chamber. Member of FONASBA & agent for BIC Paris
Federal Transport Authority-Land and Maritime
The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) was established pursuant to Federal Law no. (1) of 2006 and was granted its capacities by virtue of Cabinet Resolution no. (52) of 2006 as a federal authority with a legal personality and an independent budget.
• Suggest general policies and draft laws and regulations concerned with land and maritime transport.
• Propose road-usage policies and fees.
• Draw the necessary plans for regulating and improving maritime and land transport both within the UAE and between the UAE and its neighbouring countries.
• Issue navigation permits, licenses and certificates and provide inter-Emirate land and maritime transport services.
• Formulate rules regulating navigation in the high seas, particularly in relation to setting the requirements for granting Emirati nationality to vessels, vessel registration and terms for raising the national flag over vessels.
• Prepare draft conventions or propose accession to international conventions relevant to FTA’s jurisdiction.
• Represent the UAE in international and regional conferences relevant to FTA’s jurisdiction.
• Formulate necessary proposals to develop federal roads construction works.
• Formulate laws and legislation for the land and maritime transport sectors in the UAE.
• Formulate the rules regulating navigation in UAE ports.
1- Maritime transport services:
• Crew services.
• Trade vessel services.
• Leisure boat services.
• Corporate services.
2- Land transport services:
• Operating licences.
• Vehicle operating cards.
• Licensing of guarantors and automobile clubs.
• Cross-border services.
• Inspection of enterprises and vehicles.
Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents
The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA), is the only organisation representing the global ship agency and ship broking professions. Established in 1969 it now has members in 60 countries, including all major maritime and trading nations. Its remit is to “promote and protect the professions of ship agency and ship broking worldwide”, a task which it undertakes through dialogue with its member associations and its consultative status with IMO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and the World Customs Organisation, as well with the European Commission and other regional bodies. FONASBA also enjoys reciprocal memberships with the Baltic Exchange, BIMCO, the Comité Maritime International, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, the International Port Community Systems Association, indemnity insurer ITIC and the Shipbrokers’ Register and works closely with all other maritime sector bodies, both internationally and in Europe.
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The IMarEST UAE Branch is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the Middle East maritime industry through the development of best practices in marine engineering, science & technology, and promoting sustainable shipping. They work closely with industry bodies, shipping companies, and other stakeholders to keep the regional maritime community updated on evolving regulations and provide smart solutions to improve shipping efficiency. This is accomplished through technical meetings that are accessible without charge, thanks to the support of global sponsors. The branch is run by volunteers who strive to promote the highest standards of maritime safety, manufacturing, ship management efficiency and environmental protection. They disseminate preeminent research and knowledge from international companies at the forefront of marine technology, making valuable contributions to maritime education and training. The IMarEST, headquartered in London, is highly respected as an unbiased forum for knowledge exchange and a bulwark of technical leadership in the industry.
Jordan Shipping Association
Maritime activity in Aqaba depends on the attractiveness of Jordan’s only port namely Aqaba as a destination for international shipping lines. Among the notable container shipping lines currently utilising the Port of Aqaba are MSC, PIL, APL Maersk and Evergreen International shipping lines are represented by local shipping agents that handle the logistics operations to and from Aqaba.
Locally, the shipping agents are licensed and represented by the Jordan Shipping Association (JSA), which was initially established as the “Shipping Agents Committee” on October 11th, 1978. It was officially registered, in December 2010, as the Jordan Shipping Association.
More than 75 companies are currently members in the Association 45 shipping agents and 30 of different activities such as, maritime academy, surveyors, marine services, ship owners and ship-management
The mission of the JSA is to promote the development and growth of maritime shipping via the Kingdom's national Port of Aqaba. This is done by mobilizing business skills and concepts in public and private sector partnerships; providing high quality services; partnering with the Government to create an attractive business environment for ship owners/operators /charterers; and assisting members to following the highest professional standards. The Government of Jordan has sought further expansion of the infrastructure facilities in Aqaba. The recent deal with the UAE investor, Al Ma’abar Co., paved the way for the construction of a new port at the southern tip of Aqaba to replace the existing one.
The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Nautical institute uae branch has been one of the oldest branches outside the UK and is presently a registered entity at DAC, World Trade Center.
- Open to members from the Emirates, we are always warm to new ideas and collaborative efforts to improve maritime standards in the Middle East.
- With a rapidly growing potential to support members working predominantly offshore, the branch is continually working to engage and represent professionals at all stages of their careers and across a broad range of sea-going and shore-based roles.
Our aim is to promote professionalism, best practices and safety throughout the maritime industry and to represent the interests of our members. Currently, managed by a group of 21 volunteers comprising of 5 nationalities and 2 ladies truly representing the diversity and inclusiveness of the United Arab Emirates. Information about the branch activities can be found on https://nautinstae.com/ww/
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.
The Cooperative Logistics Network
The Cooperative Logistics Network is a capped, non-exclusive alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in each major air/ seaport who co-operate in a financially secure environment to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses by actively working together to compete against the largest multinationals. The Cooperative Logistics Network does not believe in claiming a membership fee and offering its members nothing in return. On joining the network, members immediately gain a global brand, a directory of reliable, financially secure agents who actively work together to bid for the largest contracts and negotiate lower rates from carriers and insurers.
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.