|International Maritime Organization|
|IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.|
|International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities.|
|Enhancing knowledge, understanding and debate about the International Safety Management (ISM) Code - in the hope that ships can become safer and the seas become cleaner.|
|International Assiciation of Classification Societies|
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.
|International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners.|
Our members operate predominantly Bulk Carriers in the international dry bulk trades, such as coal, grain, iron ore and other bulk commodities.
|The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) are the principal international trade association and employers’ organisation for merchant ship operators, representing all sectors and trades and about 80% of the world merchant fleet.|
|Membership is open to independent tanker owners and operators of oil and chemical tankers, i.e. non-oil companies and non-state controlled tanker owners, who fulfil the Association’s membership criteria. Independent owners operate some 80% of the world’s tanker fleet and the vast majority are INTERTANKO members.|
|International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.|
FIATA, a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the "Architects of Transport", employing around 8 - 10 million people in 150 countries.
|International Association of Ports and Harbors|
Over the past five decades, IAPH has developed into a global alliance of ports, representing today some 200 ports in 85 countries. The member ports together handle well over 60% of the world’s sea-borne trade and nearly 80% of the world container traffic. It is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
|International Energy Agency|
The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. The IEA’s four main areas of focus are: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide.
|The International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations.|
IFSMA was formed in 1974 by Eight European Shipmasters’ Associations to unite the World’s serving Shipmasters into a single professional co-ordinated body. It is a non-profit making apolitical organisation dedicated solely to the interest of the serving Shipmaster. The Federation is formed of nearly 11,000 Shipmasters from sixty Countries either through their National Associations or as Individual Members.
|International Maritime Industries Forum.|
IMIF is unique in that it is the only body which affords Shipowners, Shipbuilders, Cargo owners, Bankers, Classification Societies, Insurers - indeed all components of the Maritime Industries - the opportunity to meet regularly at the highest level for discussions on the many problems of their separate industries whose prosperity is inextricably linked. It is IMIF’s international and ’cross modal’ membership that sets it apart.
|Baltic and International Maritime Council.|
BIMCO is the oldest of the international shipping associations, comprising a membership of a broad range of stakeholders with vested interests in the shipping industry, including ship-owners, managers, brokers and agents.
|Provides independent daily shipping market information; maintains professional shipbroking standards and resolve disputes. |
|IMPA, The International Maritime Pilots’ Association, is a professional, nonprofitmaking body with a truly international outlook. It is primarily concerned with promoting professional standards of pilotage worldwide in the interests ofpilots’ safety.|
|ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective|
|InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry.|
|International Salvage Union (ISU) member salvors provide essential services for the world’s maritime and insurance communities.|
|The International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation Limited is a not-for-profit organisation established on behalf of the world’s shipowners to promote an effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other hazardous substances. |
|The Lloyd’s Register Group is one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards. The standards are either those of major independent bodies or ones that we have developed ourselves.|
|The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals |
|The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies with an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas.|
|The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.|
|OPEC is a permanent intergovernmental organization of 12 oil-exporting developing nations that coordinates and unifies the petroleum policies of its Member Countries.|
|PIANC is the forum where professionals around the world join forces to provide expert advice on cost-effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructures to facilitate the growth of waterborne transport. |
|United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.|
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.
|World Shipping Council members operate approximately 90 percent of the global liner ship capacity, providing approximately 400 regularly scheduled services linking the continents of the world. |
|World Trade Organization.|
There are a number of ways of looking at the World Trade Organization. It is an organization for trade opening. It is a forum for governments to negotiate trade agreements. It is a place for them to settle trade disputes. It operates a system of trade rules. Essentially, the WTO is a place where member governments try to sort out the trade problems they face with each other.
|PEMA represents the interests of equipment and technology suppliers on a worldwide basis, providing a platform to inform, educate and promote best practice, both within the industries we serve and externally with port and terminal operators and other key stakeholders.|
|FONASBA is the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents, formed in 1969 to speak with authority on behalf of shipbrokers and agents, to promote fair and equitable practices in these professions, to cooperate with other international maritime bodies, and to consult and advise on any matters of concern to the shipping industry.|
|Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers|
ICS is the only internationally recognised professional body in the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.
|The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) was formed as an international organisation through which all industry participants might share experiences, address common problems and derive agreed criteria for best practices and acceptable standards.|