Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents
The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents, well known by the acronym CASA, is the voice of the shipping industry of Sri Lanka and has served the industry with unwavering focus and dedication since the association began as the Ceylon Shipping Committee in 1944.
Its members represent all international shipping lines who call Sri Lankan Ports due to its very strategic location in close proximity to the main international shipping lanes.
Members of CASA are involved in vessel agency, husbanding services and act as manning/crewing agents for leading ship owners and managers. CASA members also provide various other services to ship owners/managers in the ports of Sri Lanka and at off port locations.
Through regular dialogue with stakeholders, Government institutions, regulatory bodies and other government and private sector agencies, CASA seeks to effect an interchange of ideas and information, represent and advocate the views of the association in all official fora and shape the future of the industry by investing in education and training for its members and working with maritime training academies to train Sea farers.
Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG)
Headquartered in Dubai (UAE), Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) is a membership driven industry business group engaged in advancing supply chain & logistics industry locally, regionally and globally. SCLG currently has a membership base of 200+ corporate organizations and is growing. SCLG is a purpose based organization delivering values through bringing policy-centric discussion, connection, communication, collaboration, creation, motivation, empowerment and encouragement to individuals, organizations industry and economy.
SCLG engages in supporting and conducting industry-centric conferences, roundtables, educational awareness, site visits and supports publications and co-ordination of magazines and research notes aimed at growth and innovation of organizations. SCLG is continuously striving to encourage adoption of best practices for innovation, visibility, sustainability, technology adoption and social accountability through its various roundtables, forums, technical workshops, training, conferences.
For further enquiries contact Kanchan R Vora at: +971 4 33 69 877
Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA)
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.
For further enquiries contact Jonathan C. Williams FICS, General Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubai Shipping Agents Association
Dubai Shipping Agents Association
DSAA has completed its successful 21 years in May 2021, which was established 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 – UK & agent for BIC – Container Codes - Paris
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
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.
International Shipsuppliers & Services Association
ISSA is an international association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers throughout the world.
The Association was formed in 1955 and celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2015 of 60 years of service to the maritime industry.
We have 40 national associations of ship suppliers as full ISSA members and associate members in 51 other countries where no national association exists. Click on ISSA Register to see the full membership list and the over 500 locations that are served by ISSA members.
Conqueror Freight Network
Conqueror Freight Network is the largest exclusive network of freight forwarders worldwide, represented in more than 250 cities and over 140 countries. It is an international alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in exclusive territories, disciplined cooperation, and a single brand name.
Conqueror gives one agent in each local market a network of top-class agents, well-defined territories, an Annual Meeting with high attendance and much more. Conqueror Freight Network is the first freight forwarding network with global coverage to launch instant quotation ability for its members through its exclusive TMS: FreightViewer, which allows members to quote 24/7 in seconds.
UAE National Ship Suppliers Association
UNSSA (UAE National Ship Suppliers Association) is one of the National Associations of ISSA, the International Ship Suppliers and Services Association which currently has 43 national associations and 227 associate members worldwide.
The main function of UNSSA is to protect the interests and rights of its members and to represent them with the relevant government departments and port authorities to have a better understanding with all the UAE port authorities and its regulations, thereby improving the quality of ship chandling services.
UNSSA welcomes ship suppliers and manufacturers /wholesalers to be active member of the UAE National Association (Terms and Conditions apply) to enhance and maintain the country’s marine and maritime industry to high standards of excellence and to promote UNSSA as one of the leading National Associations in the world.
Globalia Logistics Network
Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who operate in an environment of disciplined cooperation under a single brand name.
Globalia awards each agent its own local market where it enjoys all the multinational benefits; a global brand, reliable partners everywhere, delimited territories, wide coverage, an Annual Meeting and much more. Globalia Logistics Network is at the cutting edge of technology by offering its members its own freight rate management software: FreightViewer, which allows them to provide instant online door-to-door quotations for their clients and partners.
World Freight Network (WFN)
World Freight Network (WFN), ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 255+ independent freight forwarders in 108 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world's top importers and exporters
International Freight Network
International Freight Network (IFN) brings together 200+ independent freight forwarders in 108 countries. Based in London, UK, IFN provides its members with the platform to connect and exchange business with other strong and proactive freight forwarders. IFN ensures it recruits only top quality companies; those dedicated to providing a highly expert service to their fellow members. In short, IFN is a growing international group of vetted business partners, ready and able to professionally handle business requests, all around the world.
Specialist Freight Networks (SFN)
Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 250+ elite independent small and medium sized freight forwarders in 108 countries, who are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner
Maritime SheEO offers a bouquet of services focusing on the business case for diversity. It aims to create solutions that can impact the maritime and allied industries – with a focus on diversity & inclusion (D&I), leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage.
We work with organisations to create a level playing field for women and environment conducive for women to rise to leadership positions. Our team of experts employ D&I initiatives to address and eliminate unconscious bias, conduct gender sensitisation programs and help with the smooth transition of women from ship to shore positions.
We have conducted important research to highlight the business case for diversity. Our goal is to increase the participation of women and eliminate all forms of biases in the Maritime Industry. By highlighting the best practices in the Industry, we aim to build a robust list of resources for the industry to use related to diversity, create recommendations and guidelines for increasing the capacity of women in the industry by promoting diversity, inclusion & open-mindedness.
As for a brief description we are the national wista association of wista international and their website (www.wistainternational.com) has lots of information about WISTA but fundamentally in the UAE it is a professional membership organisation for those in the shipping and trade industry to promote diversity and champion the role of women
Emirates Shipping Association
Emirates Shipping Association is an NGO which promotes, unifies, and acts as a catalyst for positive change within the maritime cluster in the UAE by formulating strategic partnerships and cross industry dialogues. Its mission is to provide:
Access and insights, and show solidarity for global innovation, sustainability, and regulation.
The industry a unified trade specific platform and to promote the maritime industry regionally and globally.
A voice for addressing issues and sharing knowledge, further promoting the country as a maritime hub in the wider region.