The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), founded in 1965 under the name of “Comité des Associations d’Armateurs des Communautés Européennes (CAACE)”, is the trade association representing the national shipowners’ associations of the EU and Norway (close to 99% of the EEA fleet or about 20% of the world fleet). Our aim is to promote the interests of European shipping so that the industry can best serve European and international trade and commerce in a competitive free enterprise environment to the benefit of shippers and consumers and help formulate EU policy on critical maritime transport-related issues.
Shipping Innovation is an independent joint venture company that brings together two of the most experienced, creative, energetic and well-connected media companies in the maritime, transport and energy industries, Elaborate Communications Ltd and Petrospot Ltd.
Founded in 1933 as a neutral, non-profit, international organisation, the BIC promotes safety, security and sustainability in container transportation. Appointed in 1972 as the official owner code registration authority, the BIC has over 2500 container-operating members in 120 countries. The BIC’s new BoxTech Technical Characteristics Database allows for efficient sharing of container characteristics, including tare weights for SOLAS VGM declarations.
BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. Our vision is to be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global industry. Our mission is to provide expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.
CESMA is a European organisation with 18 shipmasters’ associations in 15 European nations in its membership.
Main aims are to protect the interests and the status of the European seagoing shipmaster.
To promote maritime safety and security and protect the marine environment.
To retain and develop the highest level of maritime knowledge and experience in Europe.
To inform the public in Europe about developments in the European maritime industry.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines, travel agents, port authorities and destinations, and various industry business partners before regulatory and legislative policy makers.
The Danish Maritime Authority sets the direction for future quality shipping. Our field of responsibility is based on the shipping industry and its framework conditions, the ship and its crew. In addition, we are responsible for aids to navigation in the waters surrounding Denmark and ashore.
Danish Shipowners’ Association represents Danish shipping – a major contributor to the economy and employment in Denmark.
The Danish Shipowners’ Association was established in 1884. Since then it has been an assembly point for the Danish shipping companies, as a trade- and employers’ organisation for more than 40 shipping companies and two offshore companies. The Danish Shipowners’ Association attends to the interest of the shipping business in Denmark and works as an employer organisation for the members. It also serves the Shipowners’ Association of 2010 and the Danish Car Ferry Association on a daily basis.
Today, the Association plays an active role in relation to authorities and decision-makers both nationally and abroad. It sits in on all relevant decision making processes and has a permanent representation office in Bruxelles.
Under the political guidance of Commissioner Violeta Bulc, the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) is in charge of developing transport policies for the European Union. Its remit is to ensure mobility in a single European transport area, integrating citizens’ needs, environmental policy, and competitiveness.
The European Boatmen’s Association (EBA) was founded in 1977 as a non-profit association. The association represents boatmen active in European ports. Its principal activity is to foster the professional development of boatmen and to promote their interests and objectives at European and international level.
The Association of European Vehicle Logistics represents the interest of the finished vehicle logistics industry in Brussels. It brings together around 100 companies from 27 countries across Europe, including Norway, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, providing a platform for the sector.
The European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA) is the European Committee of FONASBA, the international representative body for the shipbroking and ship agency professions. Membership of ECASBA comprises the national associations in twenty two EU, EEA and applicant member states.
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is the trade association representing shipowners from the EU and Norway, covering all segments of the shipping industry. In aggregate figures, ECSA members represent a fleet of almost 15.000 vessels and 223 million gross tons (GT). Since its establishment in 1965, ECSA has been the primary interlocutor of the European institutions on all maritime-related policy issues.
The European Dredging Association (“EuDA”) was founded in 1993 as a non-profit industry organisation for European dredging companies and related organisations to interface with the various European Union Institutions and also some International Organizations (such as IMO, HELCOM or ILO). European dredging companies, members of EuDA, are world market leaders with about 80% share of the global open dredging market.
The ENMC is a dynamic pan-European, cross-sectoral exchange platform in the field of the Blue Economy. 18 national clusters and the European Commission participate in our meetings and initiatives.
The ETF is a pan-European trade union organisation which embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Central and Eastern European countries. The ETF represents more than 3.5 million transport workers from more than 230 transport unions and 41 European countries, in the following sectors: railways, road transport and logistics, maritime transport, inland waterways, civil aviation, ports & docks, tourism and fisheries. The ETF is the recognised Social Partner in the European Social Dialogue and represents the interests of transport workers across Europe vis-à-vis the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.
Founded in 1963 the European Tugowners Association is the sole interest group in Europe with the principal aim of promoting the interests of the European towage industry. Based in Brussels as a non-governmental organization, its membership is drawn from 21 European countries and comprises 81 companies, from the largest to small(er) in the sector, operating some 700 tugs in the ports and coastal areas of Europe.
The Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS) was founded in 1988 to promote the voice of European marine consultants and European ship surveyors in international forums in maritime affairs. The Federations’ Membership is exclusively for societies or associations working with a membership in the maritime field.
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. More than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS.
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is “The voice” of the bunker industry representing 900 organisations and members across 91 countries and representation from all sectors of the industry. IBIA has consultative NGO status at IMO and “liaison status” with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Its key objectives are to educate, communicate and shape the industry.
The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) represents Port Community Systems Operators managing electronic exchange platforms facilitating trade in the Sea, Air and Land environment.
Interferry is the only shipping association representing the ferry industry world-wide. There are currently 225 members from 38 countries. Interferry serves to research and collect information on developments within and affecting the ferry industry, to provide a forum for people to share experiences and learn from others and to represent the industry regarding regulatory matters. To fulfill this latter role, Interferry actively participates at the International Maritime Organization.
InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry.
Our members are in-house or third party ship managers, crew managers or related organisations and businesses from throughout the shipping industry.
Collectively InterManager members are involved in the management of more than 5,000 ships and responsible for in excess of 250,000 seafarers
The KVNR represents the interests of the Dutch shipping industry and promotes an internationally competitive business climate for shipowners in the Netherlands. Representation of collective interests is achieved by playing a guiding role in future developments in the shipping industry, both at national and international level. Individually, we offer support to our members by advising them in matters of business climate, the maritime labour market and sustainability.
The aim of SPC-Spain is facilitating the development of competitive multimodal transport chains with significant participation of the maritime mode. To this end, Its objectives and main activities are:
– To make shippers, road hauliers and logistic operators aware of the SSS possibilities.
– To gather and provide information about available services and SSS’s potential for with Spain.
– To identify and analyze problems or obstacles that can affect the competitive position of SSS.
– To develop report and analysis to the Administration and the industry.
– To promote strategic alliances among transport chain operators with a multimodal perspective of short sea shipping.
Since 1916, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) represents Greek-owned commercial vessels over 3,000 gt, preponderantly involved in cross trading activities, primarily in the bulk / tramp sector and secondarily in liner trades. The Greek-owned tonnage represents 48,3% of the total European Union fleet in dwt. The UGS endeavours to promote balanced and realistic positions in international fora.
The German Shipowners’ Association is the leading shipping association within the German business community. VDR represents the German shipping industry on behalf of its almost 200 member companies. The total German fleet occupies fourth place in the world. Established in 1907 by the regional associations of shipping companies in order to facilitate common and uniform management of interests, today VDR represents German maritime shipping companies not only in Berlin and Bonn but also in Brussels, London, Geneva and on a global scale.
With www.allaboutshipping.co.uk we provide a unique free platform covering all issues around shipping and fields including trade, insurance, finance, and commodities, attracting nearly 28,000 page views per month, and growing.
Bunkerspot is the world’s foremost source of information on the technical, operational, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of bunkering. Bunkerspot’s website offers free news, pricing and a specialist subscriber service and archive. Bunkerspot magazine is the essential and authoritative source of information for marine fuels professionals.
European Energy Innovation is distributed to over 6000 subscribers in energy and transport industries and research establishments. In addition, we also send copies to all MEPs on the TRAN, ITRE and ENVI Parliamentary Committees as well as to senior members of the European Commission. Our estimated readership (Print, digital, online and social media) is 20,000 readers.
gCaptain is the worlds most read maritime and offshore news site, averaging 2.5 million page views a month and a newsletter growing daily with over 41k opt-in subscribers
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide is one of the world’s leading online news source and information provider for all stakeholders of the shipping industry. Our free daily newsletter, edited six times a week, twice a day, is delivered to +28,000 professionals globally in more than 185 countries globally. Based in Piraeus, Hellas, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide is a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course.
Delivering maritime intelligence since 1883 – IHS Fairplay offers data-led shipping news, market analysis and insights for the global maritime industry.
The most complete picture of the global shipping industry. Understand market dynamics and answer strategic questions with trusted news, analysis and insight. We cover the full spectrum of tanker, dry bulk and container markets drawing on nearly 300 years of history to bring you unbeatable coverage of the issues that impact your business.
Available in both print and digital format on a monthly basis. The Marine Professional is the only publication servicing the 15,631 members of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
Naftika Chronika has been a point of reference for the shipping community since 1931 and has to this date the reputation of being the valuable source of information for its readers.
Published by the maritime union, Nautilus international, the Nautilus Telegraph is is the monthly newspaper for ship masters, officers and other maritime professionals working at sea and ashore.
On the MoS Way is the official European digital multichannel platform dedicated to Motorways of the Sea, the maritime dimension of the TEN-T Network.
Port Technology International is a quarterly technical journal and online news hub, reporting news, progress and technological innovations at ports, terminals and harbours worldwide.
Shippax brings the ferry, ro-ro and cruise sector with the latest information in both printed and online form. The Shippax Database – the most comprehensive of its kind – together with the provision of market intelligence, are other parts of the Shippax business, as is an annual conference that targets the ferry industry at large.
Ship Management International is the only maritime magazine dedicated to the information needs of the ship owner and the ship manager. Its editorial, both hard copy and online, is must-read, highly valued and totally objective and thought-provoking.
Web magazine exploring the financial, economical, political and legal aspects of the shipping and transports industry with special focus on Italy.
Ship&Offshore, Schiff&Hafen and New Ships, published by the DVV Media Group, provide specialist information on shipping, shipbuilding, ship and offshore technology as well as port and maritime infrastructure.
Our aim is to offer our readers and partners the best journalistic media quality and the best recognised media for advertisers.
TradeWinds has been setting the maritime agenda for over 25 years, providing unrivalled news, opinion and intelligence by the best reporters, analysts and opinion shapers in the business. With 8,400 fully paid subscribers and over 48,000 global readers, we’re shipping most successful news service, with quality and insight that simply can’t be find anywhere else.
Universal Freight Organisation, Project Cargo Network, Cargo Connections and Freightbook offer varying benefits to companies involved in the freight industry and are run by a by a strong group of talented individuals drawn from a variety of transport and media backgrounds.