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Founded in New York in 1917, celebrating 100 years of service, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. Part of the International Group, it offers full cover for Protection and Indemnity and Freight, Demurrage and Defense risks and has in recent years grown and globalized its tonnage. In addition to its headquarters in New York, the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., have operations in Houston, London, Piraeus, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Winner of the 2017 Sea Transport Award for Best Global Marine Insurance Services Provider, with dedicated specialized staff, available 24 hours a day, including qualified lawyers, licensed mariners and maritime experts, the Club is proud of the ability to communicate in 11 languages, boasts an active safety and loss prevention program with proven track record and has the know-how and capability to accommodate the needs of members both large and small.
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.
We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.
Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.
With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
Established in 1992 in the USA, GMS is the world’s largest and first ISO 9001 certified buyer of ships and offshore assets. The Group’s services span a broad range of specializations, including oil rig and OSV decommissioning as well as conventional ship recycling. Since its inception, GMS has successfully negotiated about 3,100 vessels representing about 100 million DWT and today the company handles around 30% of the total industry.
Committed to leading Corporate Social Responsibility and pioneering a sustainable approach to responsible ship recycling, GMS invests in the improvement of health, safety and environmental standards at the recycling yards in Alang, India and Bangladesh. In addition, GMS is a strong advocate for responsible ship recycling, making significant investments in the education of Shipowners, Media and the yards through conferences, events, interviews and newsletters in an effort to raise awareness about the social importance of ship recycling at certified yards that have obtained SOC with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC).
GMS services include risk mitigation on behalf of its shipowner clients by underwriting market fluctuations. The company also negotiates more vessels on an “as it where is” basis than any other buyer, providing a full end-to-end service.
GMS has grown exponentially to become a global company and provides support to its growing customer base through a unique network of offices and representatives in New York, Cumberland, Hamburg, Athens, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo whilst maintaining exclusive agents in all major ship recycling locations.
Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The Hutchison Ports network of port operations comprises 269 operational berths in 48 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded internationally into other logistics and transportation-related businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities.
In 2015, the Hutchison Ports network handled a combined throughput of 83.8 million TEU worldwide.
The Liberian Registry – the second largest in the world – includes more than 4,200 vessels aggregating 150+ million gross tons, which represents 12 percent of the world’s ocean going fleet. As the world’s largest quality registry, the Liberian Maritime Program is renowned for excellence, efficiency, safety and innovative service. Likewise, the Liberian Registry is recognized at the top of every industry “white-list” including the International Maritime Organization and the major Port State Control authorities such as the US Coast Guard as well as the Paris and Tokyo MOU regimes.
The Liberian Registry is administered by the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR, LLC), a private U.S. owned and globally operated company. LISCR is internationally recognized for its professionalism and commitment to reduce redundant workflow procedures in order to increase efficiency.
The Liberian Registry, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), maintains offices located around the world, including Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, London, Monrovia, New York, Ningbo, Panama City, Piraeus, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tianjin, Tokyo and Zurich.
SMIT Salvage is able to provide assistance to ships in distress (emergency response (OPA-90), wreck removal, environmental care and consultancy) anywhere in the world and at any time. It does this by operating out of four locations which are strategically situated in relation to the main international shipping routes: Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town and Singapore.
In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the offshore energy sector including subsea, heavy transport, lifting and installation (through Boskalis Offshore and Dockwise) and towage and salvage (through SMIT). Boskalis operates over 1,100 marine units in around 75 countries across six continents.
An international shipping conglomerate, the Safesea Group commenced its shipping and logistics voyage in the year 2006 from New Jersey, USA. This global entity was conceptualized, formed and steered by the vision and passion of Mr. S.V. Anchan, a veteran in this domain. He is instrumental in the meteoric rise and success of this enterprise which has expanded its footprints across the globe over the past decade.
This group is driven by the motto of ‘Shipping is Our Religion’ and its business transactions since inception are firmly rooted in the principles of transparency, discipline, communication & trust and safety at sea.
Safesea Group is one of the few shipping firms world over that caters to a wide & deep array of high quality professional services inclusive of ship owning, bulk & tanker vessel operations, break-bulk & military cargo, multi-modal transportation, projects & logistics consultancy, liner and tramp agency services, warehousing & distribution, NVOCC (sea & air), freight forwarding, trucking & CBH services and RO-RO operations.
Owing to its consistent commitment to value based business, the company has witnessed robust growth leading to an expansion of its presence on a global scale. The group currently has its offices in North America, Europe, South Asia and South East Asia, along with a network of allied offices in over 100 countries.
The Safesea Group is deeply committed towards creating an eco-system which not merely caters to all aspects of shipping, but is also able to provide end-to end business solutions efficiently and seamlessly, while ensuring safety and compliance for its clients.
The company has also been recognized for its commitment and stellar growth in the shipping arena by being conferred the ‘New York’s Fastest Growing Companies’ award by the Smart Organization in 2015 and the maiden ‘Eminent Overseas Maritime Personality ‘award bestowed on Mr. S.V. Anchan, Chairman of the Safesea Group, by the National Maritime Day (Central) Celebrations Committee of India in 2016.
ASBA is the recognized professional trade association for ship brokers and agents operating in the United States and Canada. Its Constitution dates back to January 9, 1934, when the first meeting of the Association was held at the New York Produce Exchange in New York.
The Association’s Code of Ethics, adopted in 1949 and amended in 2011, sets the standard of professional conduct and practice, and defines customs of the trade for ship brokers and agents. The code reaches beyond the United States, the principles of the ASBA code conform to similar codes of conduct of national associations worldwide. A member of ASBA is, therefore, an informed and reliable participant in the international chartering and agency community.
ASBA weighs in on pertinent issues on behalf of its members in Congress and with government agencies who support the maritime community. ASBA engages in informed dialogues with maritime interests such as NAMO, BIMCO, FONASBA, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO. ASBA takes the lead in supplying the “tools of the trade” by publishing and maintaining the American Tanker Rate Schedule. It promotes, adopts and is responsible for various charter parties: NYPE, AMWELSH, NORGRAIN, ASBATANKVOY and ASBACHEMVOY. The ASBA Charter Party Editor supports ASBA forms and others in an easy to use “word” like look and feel. For full details visit our website: asba.org.
ASBA is governed by a Board of Governors who includes the most prestigious agency and brokerage houses in the United States. It is a voluntary membership organization focused on the ship broker and agent network and its members are firmly pledged to professional negotiations and service in maritime trade. ASBA Agent Members are certified annually by the Association as a means to recognize member agents as “quality” providers. Certified ASBA Agent Members are also awarded the international quality standard issued by the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers & Agents (FONASBA
The Baltic and International Maritime Council is a shipping association providing a wide range of services to its global membership of stakeholders who have vested interests in the shipping industry, including shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
The association’s main objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of its membership by means of developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice, and education.
BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and is a strong advocate for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity. Accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities, BIMCO actively promotes the application of international agreed regulatory instruments.
The Connecticut Maritime Association is an organization for its members, by its members. From ship owners and managers, to bunker brokers and tug-boat operators, from lawyers and underwriters to brokers and shippers, each of the 1,300+ CMA members worldwide has an equal and separate vote. Today, Southwestern Connecticut is home to more maritime-related businesses than any comparable area in the US and has become one of the most important shipping centers in North America and the shipping world.
For twenty-nine years, the CMA has produced the annual Conference and Trade Exhibition, CMA Shipping, held each March in Stamford, CT – ensuring that the ideas and activities meet the expectations of a busy and fast paced international maritime industry. In 2013 almost 2,400 maritime professionals attended the event.
During the year the CMA organizes a range of social events including monthly speaker lunches, a golf outing, a tennis tournament, a summer picnic/lobsterbake by Long Island Sound as well as special events. The CMA Education Foundation sponsors thousands of dollars in scholarships to assist the next generation coming into our industry and runs a major internship program providing jobs to dozens of college aged students.
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.
CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members. CLIA’s Associate Member and Executive Partner program includes the industry’s leading providers of supplies and services that help cruise lines provide a safe, environmentally-friendly and enjoyable holiday vacation experience for millions of passengers every year.
The American Salvage Association (ASA) is a trade association promoting professionalism and improving marine casualty response in North American coastal and inland waters. ASA ensures that its members are committed to standards of readiness, conduct, safety, training and performance that provide the Nation with adequate salvage capability, and promotes and encourages a regulatory framework that will result in an effective response.
The association educates the public about the role of the marine salvor in protecting life, the environment and property from the consequences of the perils of water transportation. ASA also exchanges information and promotes cooperation with other national and international groups and agencies for the benefit of transportation by water.
NOIA is the only national trade group advocating solely on the behalf of the offshore energy industry. Our industry provides thousands of well-paying jobs, generates immense economic stimulus and revenue to the government, and produces home-grown energy that strengthens our nation’s energy security and reduces our dependence on foreign energy sources.
The more than 300 member companies of NOIA are dedicated to the safe development of offshore oil and natural gas for the continued growth and security of the United States. NOIA members are engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, and telecommunications to finance and insurance. Our membership also includes companies involved in or branching out to pursue emerging offshore renewable and alternative energy opportunities.
NAMEPA is a maritime industry-led initiative which engages maritime businesses, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices.
NAMEPA operates as a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource.
The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) is the umbrella organizations for port chaplains and centers throughout North America. It serves its members, who minister to seafarers by providing pastoral, transportation, and advocacy services, acting as a human resources department for shipping companies
The Shipping Federation of Canada, incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1903, is the association that represents and promotes the interests of the owners, operators and agents of ships involved in Canada’s world trade. The Federation’s member companies are involved in all sectors of the shipping industry, including dry bulk, liquid bulk, container and cruise.
The Federation’s key activities are to provide advocacy for the ocean shipping industry; offer operational support to its membership; disseminate information to members, governments and the general public; and provide training to members and other industry stakeholders. The Federation’s overall objective is to works towards a safe, efficient, competitive, environmentally sustainable and quality-oriented marine transportation system.
Day to day activities are carried out by a permanent staff of eight, headquartered in Montreal. Strategic directions and policy decisions are made by the Board of Directors composed of senior executives from member companies. The Federation has a number of issue-driven Standing Committees that address specific and ongoing issues of interest, as well as five District Committees (in Newfoundland-Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia) that address local issues and provide the Board with a regional perspective.
Organized in 1968, the West Gulf Maritime Association succeeded former local maritime associations in Houston, Galveston and Brownsville, Texas. The West Gulf Maritime Association embraced within one non-profit association the membership of steamship owners, operators, agents along with stevedoring, and terminal companies located in all Texas ports and the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Today the Association has grown to over 160 members.
Acting through committees appointed from the membership, the West Gulf Maritime Association negotiates and administers various multiemployer collective bargaining agreements with the International Longshoremen’s Association in West Gulf ports. The West Gulf Maritime Association provides payroll, payroll support services, and processes grievances for stevedores operating under the collective bargaining agreements. In addition, the West Gulf Maritime Association coordinates the training of the longshore workers promoting a safe and efficient working environment.
The West Gulf Maritime Association communicates and coordinates with various governmental entities throughout the West Gulf. These agencies view the West Gulf Maritime Association as an important conduit for ongoing dialog with the maritime industry. Standing West Gulf Maritime Association committees work with the Association’s staff to project a unified voice concerning industry issues in the West Gulf area. The West Gulf Maritime Association member committees currently address industry education, technology changes, environmental issues, government affairs, safety and security issues and a full range of maritime operations.
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. It is 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 seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success.
WISTA is growing and has over 1,800 members in 34 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members.
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, we can enhance members’ competence and empower career success.
WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with over 340 members spread across eight regional Chapters. Our members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials.
WISTA USA’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities for our members. In pursuit of these objectives, our various regional Chapters hold periodic meetings, seminars, and social gatherings throughout the year, occasionally in conjunction with larger marine industry events.