Sea Asia
2017 Supporting Organisations

AMIM represents a wide cross-section of the Malaysian marine industry comprising of shipbuilding, shiprepair
and marine support services.

AMIM promotes and safeguards the interests of its members to meet the growing demands and ever-changing
landscape of the marine industries in line with the aspiration of making Malaysia a high income and globally
competitive maritime nation. It also acts as a national focal point for stakeholders in the Malaysian marine industries
to discuss industry issues and developments and as a platform to disseminate information on the marine industries.
AMIM is a member of Asian Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum (ASEF), an NGO promoting the interest of Asian shipyards.

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The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) consists of 8 national shipowners’ association of Australia, China, Hong Kong,
India, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei and Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations comprising of Brunei, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The objectives of the ASA are to promote the interests of Asian shipping industry and express its unified voice to
the international community.

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The Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) is a non-profit trade organisation formed in 1968 to promote the
interests and advancement of the marine and offshore engineering industry in Singapore. ASMI represents companies
in the business of ship repair and conversion, shipbuilding, rigbuilding and offshore engineering.

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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. We provide expert knowledge and practical
advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses and our vision is to be the chosen partner trusted to
provide leadership to the global industry.

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The Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders (CAJS), established in 1959, now has 60 member shipyards.
Since its founding, CAJS has been committed to modernization and rationalization of the medium and small-size
shipbuilding industry and enhancement of its technical standards, and also endeavored to promote international
cooperation. 

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CIRM is the principal international association for marine electronics companies. Members include major electronic
instrument manufacturers, suppliers, satellite and system operators, service and certification companies for navigation
and communication equipment.

On an international basis, and as a ‘non-profit organization, CIRM works ‘in consultative status to the IMO’; we enable
our members to participate in the development of international regulations and standards through working groups at many
meetings throughout the year; we also provide a private forum for members to exchange information and business opportunities.
Promoting the application of electronic technology for the safety of life and efficient conduct of vessels at sea, CIRM fosters
relations between all organisations concerned with aids to marine navigation, communications and information systems.

For further information go to www.cirm.org or please contact the Secretary-General, Frances Baskerville on [email protected].


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ICS (The International Chamber of Shipping) is the principal international trade association for shipowners,
concerned with all regulatory, operational and legal issues.

Membership comprises national shipowners’ associations representing all sectors and trades from 37 countries
including the Singapore Shipping Association, covering more than 80 percent of the world’s merchant fleet.

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IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.
IMCA represents members’ interests by promoting communication on safety, training, efficiency and performance in marine
contracting. The offshore activities IMCA deals with are offshore diving, marine operations including dynamic positioning, offshore
survey and ROV operations. IMCA publishes guidance, information notes and safety flashes; organises members’ meetings,
seminars and social events.

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INTERTANKO is the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, a forum where the industry meets, policies
are discussed and best practices developed. It is a valuable source of first-hand information, opinions and guidance. The strong
support that INTERTANKO enjoys allows it to speak authoritatively and proactively on behalf of tanker operators at international,
regional, national and local level.
As of January 2017, the organisation had 210 members, whose combined fleet comprises some
3,729 tankers totalling nearly 330 million dwt. INTERTANKO's associate membership stands at some 260 companies and
organisations related to the tanker industry.

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I.S.E.S., the International Ship Engineering Service Association was founded in 1963, providing Repairs, Service and
Equipment to the Merchant Marine and Offshore Industries in all major ports worldwide.
 
The vision of the ISES Association is to provide Ship Owners, Operators and Managers with quality service throughout
the world in the Marine Electrical, Electronic and Engineering sectors.
 
The object of the Association, which has got more than 50 years of history, is to form a quality worldwide service network of companies specialising in repair, service or manufacture of all forms of marine related equipment. This objective is achieved by members co-operating with each other to ensure the continuity of services both between ports and from one member to another, according to the customer’s requirements.
 
ISES is essentially a non-profit enterprise that exists to co-ordinate and market the international activities of its member companies. 
 
For further information go to www.isesassociation.com or please contact the Secretary-General, Pepe Bris on [email protected]

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Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) consists of Japanese ship machinery manufacturers
and trading companies and now has 256 regular and 68 supporting members. We support Japanese ship machinery
industries and their global activities. At Sea Asia 2017, we introduce Japanese products and services with members
at Japan Pavilion.


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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop
Singapore as a premier global hub port and International Maritime Centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore’s
strategic maritime interests.


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MALAYSIA OSV OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION (OSV Malaysia) represents the Malaysian offshore support vessels (OSV)
owners, was established in June, 16th 2011 with the objectives of providing a collective platform for enhancing industry
harmonization, to facilitate in promoting the research and development in the Malaysianisation of technical support
and services, plus training and human resources development for the OSV in the Oil & Gas industry.

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Founded in 1860, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution
whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, repair and operation of ships, boars and marine
structures. RINA produces a successful programme of international conferences, seminars and training courses as
well as publishing the Naval Architects, Offshore Marine Technology and Shiprepair & Conversion Technology.


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The Shipping & Offshore Network is a maritime association established in 1981 as Bulkforum. We have some
60 member companies from the entire maritime industry and a mailing list of some 800 individuals. We make
various events in Oslo and Bergen for our members and others, such as market update meetings and Annual Summit.

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SCMA, which was established in 2004, is one of the world’s leading dispute resolution organizations, specializing
in Maritime arbitrations.  Through our un-administered arbitration model and SCMA rules that are flexible and efficient,
we offer the Maritime Industry a cost effective, flexible and neutral avenue to resolve Maritime disputes expeditiously.
Together with SCMA panel of experienced international arbitrators, and our proven track record, SCMA is a fast
becoming the preferred choice for many International Maritime arbitrations.

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The Singapore Exhibition and Convention BureauTM (SECB), a group of the Singapore Tourism Board, has a mission
to champion business travel and business events as key drivers of the tourism sector and enablers for industry growth
in Singapore. It aims to establish Singapore as a dynamic business events destination where people, technology and
ideas converge to create great value for customers. As the leading government agency for the business events sector
in Singapore, the Bureau works with stakeholders to create, attract, and grow business events, as well as ensuring
exceptional experiences in the delivery of these events. The Bureau also develops partnerships with international
organisations and alliances.

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The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) is a joint effort by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the Agency for
Science, Technology and Research and the Economic Development Board in partnership with local Institutes of Higher
Learning. SMI charts the maritime research strategy and promotes greater industry-academia R&D collaborations in
Singapore with key focus areas in port, shipping and maritime services.


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SNAMES was originally established in 1972 as the society of Naval Architects Singapore. This was reconstituted in
1981 to include Marine Engineering professionals.

SNAMES as a professional institution serve to underline the importance of the continued strive for excellence in the
professional development of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Singapore in contribution towards the vibrancy
and continual growth of Singapore’s maritime industry.

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The Singapore Nautical Institute seeks to promote and co-ordinate the development of nautical science and
promote a higher standard of qualifications, competence and knowledge among mariners and in its members.
It also cooperates with other reputable like-minded bodies; educational institutes and government authorities
to further the education, exchange and publish the results of nautical science and practice.

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The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) represents a wide spectrum of shipping companies and other businesses
allied to the shipping industry.

It is a national trade association formed in 1985 to serve and promote the interests of its members and to enhance
the competitiveness of Singapore as an International Maritime Centre.

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The Baltic Exchange, established in 1744 in London, is the world's only independent provider of shipping freight
market information. Its information is also used in the settlement of freight derivative and physical contracts.

The membership now comprises close to 700 companies. This includes the majority of the world's leading shipowners,
shipbrokers and charterers as well as financial institutions and others connected with the bulk freight markets. The Baltic
now boasts offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Greece.

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The Nautical Institute is the international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters.
It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all
sectors of the maritime world. It has 7,000 members in over 110 countries.


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The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in
management and other positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.
There are currently 40 national chapters with over 3000 members worldwide.

WISTA Singapore, the first WISTA chapter to be founded in Asia, was established in 1998 as a non-profit organisation
to provide a networking forum for professionals involved in shipping, trading and related business within the maritime
industry. Although membership is restricted to women, all our events are open to and well attended by men and women.

More information on Wista Singapore can be found here… http://www.wista.net/sg/site/home.

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Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels
of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at
different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. Workforce Singapore’s focus is on
strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce
Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them
to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce.

For more information, please visit www.wsg.gov.sg