BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with over 2,100 members in more than 120 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s mission is to be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses. Our vision is to the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry.
- Our products include BIMCO’s world leading standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editor IDEA. We also run the BIMCO Shipping KPI System which can be used to benchmark ships’ operational performance.
- Regulation: BIMCO takes an active role on behalf of shipowners during discussions and decisions with global and regional regulators. We work towards a level playing field for shipping – including fair trade and open access to markets.
- Information and advice: we deal with 10,000 member queries every year on many issues and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge with members, giving practical advice to safeguard and add value to their businesses.
- Our training activities include face-to-face courses, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.
Conqueror Freight Network
Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.
Because CQR only accepts 1 agent per city the selection process is rigorous. An external auditor (Dun & Bradstreet)checksevery potential agent (CQR is the only network in the world to do this).
Every CQR membership should be productive with membersseeing significant inward business and this is monitored through a quarterly survey.
Carefully selected memberscoupled withdisciplined cooperationprovide the trust needed to form long-term business relationships.
Dubai Shipping Agents Association (DSAA)
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
Globalia Logistics Network
Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who actively co-operate to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses together through mutual cooperation to beat the leading multinationals.
Having only 1 agent per territory, we carry out a rigorous selection process which allows us to choose only the best agent for each city.
Our members report an increase in inward business and flourishing new business relationships with trustworthy and reliable partners since joining Globalia.
The IMarEST (est 1889) is a membership body/learned society with 20,200 members across 128 countries. It promotes the development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. The IMarEST is a NGO with consultative status at the IMO.
The IMarEST UAE branch strives to enrich the regional maritime industry, independent of employers’ patronage of professional development. We believe that an investment in the maritime services environment yields the best interest in terms of nurturing the talent pool and creating a solid foundation for marine professionals. This boosts regional maritime competitiveness commensurate with Dubai’s ambitious vision of being one of the world’s leading maritime centers by 2021.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is the professional body for all members of the commercial shipping industry worldwide. The Institute was founded in 1911 and awarded a Royal Charter in 1920.
ICS sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.
ICS is the only internationally recognized professional body in the commercial maritime arena and it represents all related entities throughout the world.
Specialist Freight Networks (SFN)
Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 255+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 113 countries, who are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner.
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.
The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI)
The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI) is a specialized industry council (non-profit trade and industry council) formed in 2013 to promote the interests of the marine and maritime industry in Dubai and the UAE.
DCMMI was set up with the aim to plan and implement economic strategies that promote Dubai and the UAE as a global hub for marine and maritime industries and services and sea transportation which focus on excellence, investment and talent building.
DCMMI represents a wide cross-section of the UAE’s marine and maritime industry and companies whose activities are directly related to the industry.
The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents
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.
For further enquiries contact Jonathan C. Williams FICS, General Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Organization of the Islamic Shipowners Association (OISA)
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
World Freight Network (WFN)
World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 265+ independent freight forwarders in 113+ countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world's top importers and exporters.