The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) is a voluntary organisation of the shipowner associations of Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations (FASA), comprising shipping associations of ASEAN countries, consisting of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The objectives of the ASA are to act as a channel to convey Asian Shipowners’ voices to the international shipping community as well as to enhance and strengthen the ASA’s stature. At the same time, it is also a platform for all ASA members to liaise with one another and to help promote cooperation, amity and friendship amongst its members. Following the principle agreed at the first Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) meeting which was founded in April 1992 when its first meeting was held at Japan Shipping Club in Tokyo and ASA was formerly named,
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Mission to seafarers
Founded in 1856, The Mission to Seafarers is a global non-profit organization funded entirely by voluntary donations. Since the beginning we have had one mission; to provide compassion, care, and support to seafarers around the world when they need it most. Currently, The Mission to Seafarers has a presence in 200 ports in 50 different countries worldwide. This makes us the largest port-based welfare organization in the world. We provide support to seafarers 365 days per year, regardless of their rank, nationality, gender, or religion.
The vital, but often invisible, element in the network that makes up the economic system that we depend on are the men and women who sail the ships that keep everything moving. Their lives are stressful and can be dangerous. They contend with isolation, demanding working conditions, and not infrequent personal crises. In an emergency, The Mission to Seafarers is often the only help on offer. No matter what problem a seafarer is facing, globally, they know they can turn to us for help, advice, and support.
Visiting ships, in the various UAE ports, on a weekly basis, creates the opportunity to offer support ranging from counselling, facilitating communication with loved ones at home, providing welfare provisions such as food, water, clothing, toiletries, and medical supplies; and helping to facilitate solutions on justice issues such as being stranded without pay, injured, denied shore leave, abandoned, or shipwrecked.
The UAE branch of The Mission to Seafarers is committed to:
- Caring for any seafarer regardless of their rank, nationality, gender, or religion.
- Conducting general ship visits on a weekly basis in the various UAE ports.
- Where necessary, provide welfare provisions to seafarers onboard, either in the port or the anchorage.
- When required, to liaise with port and maritime authorities and other key stakeholders, to assist in finding solutions to justice issues such as stranded without pay, abandonment, or repatriation.
Seafarers are very often victims through no fault of their own. We practically support not only the seafarers who come through the UAE ports but also their families. It is always a joy to play a small part in enabling crews and those whom they love back at home to stay in touch. Our services are free to seafarers, and we always strive to provide holistic care in a professional, confidential, and gentle manner.
Through the work that we do and through our good working relationships with the Federal Maritime Authority and port authorities, we hope to enhance and promote good quality shipping across the UAE ports and improve the well-being of all seafarers.
International Shipsuppliers & Services Association
ISSA is the 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.
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.
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 world-wide.
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 better understanding with all the UAE ports authorities and its regulations, thereby improving the quality of ship chandling services.
UNSSA welcomes ship suppliers and manufacturers /wholesalers to be an 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.
What is UNSSA?
UNSSA also has a major role in attracting new members according to the policy outlined by the association’s board members.
For admission as an UNSSA member, the company in question must be interested and engaged with promoting and safeguarding the interests of its national ship suppliers, with membership open to any business fulfilling the criteria of: A Ship Supplier, the minimum quality standard of the Association and otherwise complying with the reasonable entry requirements of the National Association.
Each National Association Member shall appoint a representative to the ISSA Board, who shall have the title of Board Member, who shall be entitled to participate and vote as ISSA Board Meeting and otherwise represent the interests of the National Association member within the Association.
Formed in 1974 in London the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international networking organisation whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors. WISTA UAE’s founding members are Rania Tadros (President), Meena Mathews (Treasurer), Christine Mavromichalis (Secretary General) and Liana Kouimtzi (Marketing & Events Manager).
56 countries support a National WISTA Association (NWA) each of which work collectively for the promotion of diversity within the Maritime and Trade industries. WISTA's vision is to empower women to lead through their unique perspective and competencies with the conviction that gender diversity is key in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry internationally.
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.