Organizations & Associations
- American Society of Naval Engineers
This site exists to promote naval engineering in public and private
- American Association of Port Authorities
- American Warehouse Association
- Association of Spanish Ship Owners
- Australian Department of
Transport and Regional Development
This government department fosters the development of Australia's transport
sector and regions, consistent with broader economic and social policy
Marine Incident Investigation Unit (MIIU)
The Australian Marine Incident Investigation Unit (MIIU) was formed on 1
January 1991, as an investigation body independent of the regulatory and
administrative authority. The Unit investigates maritime incidents under the
Navigation (Marine Casualty) Regulations and publishes reports identifying and
determining the causes of marine accidents.
- The Baltic Exchange
- Baltic International Maritime Council
This organisation's 997 owner-members control a fleet of 12500 ships
representing more than 440 million DWT covering practically all categories of
ships; representing almost 60 per cent of the world merchant fleet !
- Canadian Hydrographic Service
This organisation produces nautical charts of Canadian waters.
- Canadian Ice
This World Wide Web site provides daily ice information and consultations
for sea ice, lake ice and icebergs.
- Canadian Shipowners Association
The Canadian Shipowners Association seeks to promote an economic and
competitive Canadian marine industry. The association represents the shipowners
whose Canadian-flag vessels ply the waters of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence
Seaway, the East Coast of Canada, the Arctic, and the American Eastern Seaboard.
- Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering
Exists to promote all aspects of marine engineering to Canada .
- Canadian Port and Harbour Association
- The Chamber of Shipping
- Connecticut Maritime Association
- Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology
Based in Orange, Texas, this research institute produces a wealth of
information for the shipbuilding industry.
- Hall Associates of Washington Inc
- Institute of Marine Safety Auditors
IMSA was founded to register highly qualified personnel to conduct auditing
services within the marine transportation and related industries. IMSA's
training courses meet the needs of its members and clients to ensure compliance
to international and flag state requirements for all aspects of marine safety
and quality management.
- Institute of Navigation
Based in Virginia, USA, the ION is a non-profit professional society
dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of navigation with worldwide
membership. It serves a diverse community including those interested in air,
space, marine, land navigation and position determination.
- Intermodal Association of North America
- International Association of Ports & Harbors
With headquarters in Tokyo, IAPH comprises 240 regular members, mostly of
public port authorities and agencies, and more than 100 Associate members,
mostly of manufacturers / providers of port-related products / services,
encompassing more than 85 countries all over the world.
- International Tanker Owners Pollution
ITOPF is a non-profit-making organisation set up to administer a voluntary
oil pollution compensation agreement, TOVALOP. Funded by the vast majority of
the world's tanker owners, they place great emphasis on the provision of
technical services and have attended on-site at nearly 400 oil spills around the
- International Transport Workers
Fishermen from the Faroe islands, port workers from Pakistan, airline pilots
in the United States, truck drivers in Ghana, or railwaymen from Argentina may
have widely differing jobs and backgrounds, but they are all united through one
powerful worldwide organisation - the International Transport Workers'
Federation (ITF). This regularly updated site provides all the latest news and
developments from this organisation that unites more than 400 trade unions in
around 100 countries, representing over 5 million transport workers worldwide.
- The International Bunker Industry Association Ltd
- IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors
- International Association of Marine Economists (Ports & Logistics)
- International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses
- International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners for safe
transport, cleaner seas, and free competition. Their site carries the following:
Intertanko News, Geeral Information & Membership, Organisation &
Sections, Tanker Events, Publications, Fleet Databases & Tanker Market
- The Jones Act Reform Coalition
- Lake Carriers' Association
The Lake Carriers' Association is a trade association representing U.S.-Flag
vessel operators on the Great Lakes. Made up of 14 American companies that
operate 59 U.S.-Flag self-propelled lakers and integrated tug/barge units
- The London Steam-Ships Owners
Mutual Insurance Association Limited (London P&I club)
Since 1866, "The London Club" has enabled shipowners to protect
themselves against the many legal liabilities to which they are exposed in the
course of their business, and against which the ordinary policies on ship,
freight, etc., afford no protection.
- Marine Accident
The MAIB reports directly to the Secretary of State for Transport and has
the power to investigate accidents involving or occurring on board any UK
registered ship worldwide or any other ship within UK territorial waters.
- Maritime Association of New York/New Jersey
The Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ," says executive
director N. Nick Cretan, "has seen the need in this great shipping center
for a continuing forum in which the many problems of the maritime industry can
be put into focus and solutions evolved. The Association will provide these
forums on its own or in partnership with other organizations. It intends to
serve the industry in this modern age of containers and computers with as much
enthusiasm and vigor as it did to the shipping community in the days of its
founding more than 122 years ago.
- Marine Technology Directorate Ltd
This UK based organisation advances marine research and development (R&D)
through its activities in universities and other higher educational institutes.
It also arranges sponsorship for R&D activities carried out in research
institutes, government departments and industry. In addition, MTD provides a
full range of technology transfer and information services for its members, and
promotes education abd training for the whole offshore industry. During 1992/93
membership comprised 52 industrial and other non-government organisations, and 4
Government Department and Agencies.
- Maritime - The Salvage Association
- National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
- National Oceanic and
An agency within the US Department of Commerce, NOAA operates a wide
assortment of hydrographic survey, oceanographic research, and fisheries
- National Response Corporation
The National Response Corporation, of New York, USA, aim to provide oil
spill response services to those who transport, store, handle or produce oil in
an efficient and economical manner; while ensuring consistency and quality of
Home page for this large Dutch shipping organisation involved in a myriad of
- Norwegian Shipowners Association
More than 60,000 Norwegians are involved in the Shipping Industry. The
Norwegian Shipowners' Association has close to 200 members accounting for nearly
all of the Norwegian shipping companies
- Sea Grant
This US-based organisation exists to fully utilise the potential of the
oceans for food minerals and medicines.
- Full Contents of PART V - SHIPOWNERS' PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY ASSOCIATIONS
Full Contents of PART V - SHIPOWNERS' PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY ASSOCIATIONS. Sec. 526. Shipowners' protection and indemnity associations.
- The Society of Accredited
The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors promotes the good image and
general well-being of our profession. SAMS accepts for membership only those
professionals who have demonstrated the technical skills necessary to be
accredited as marine surveyors in order to use the title of Accredited Marine
Surveyor. Our Accredited Marine Surveyor. A.M.S. members must have a minimum of
5 years experience and must pass a written examination by our testing committee
in order to earn his or her title. They must also meet continuing education
requirements in order to maintain that title.
- Society of Naval Architects and Marine
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally
recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members
serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. SNAME is
dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture,
shipbuilding and marine engineering, encouraging the exchange and recording of
information, sponsoring applied research, offering career guidance and
supporting education, and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its
- Swedish Independant Marine Surveyors Association (SIMSA)
- Swedish Ports and Stevedores Association
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada
This Canadian government agency has a mandate to advance safety in the
marine, pipeline, rail, and aviation modes of transportation by: conducting
independent investigations and public inquiries into transportation occurrences
in order to make findings as to their causes and contributing factors; reporting
publicly on its investigations and public inquiries and on the related findings;
identifying safety deficiencies as evidenced by transportation occurrences;
making recommendations designed to eliminate or reduce any such safety
deficiencies; and conducting special studies and special investigations on
transportation safety matters.
- US Federal Transit Authority
The FTA exists to ensure personal mobility and America's economic and
community vitality by supporting high quality public transportation through
leadership, technical assistance and financial resources.
- US Maritime Administration
The Office of Congressional and Public Affairs for general information about
the US maritime industry.
- United States Naval Institute
- World Trade Organization
This organisation provides the principal contractual obligations determining
how governments frame and implement domestic trade legislation and regulations.
And it is the platform on which trade relations among countries evolve through
collective debate, negotiation and adjudication.
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