Sea Asia
Supporting Organisations



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.

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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 2,000 members in around 120 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 Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology is the international membership body and learned society
for professionals operating in the spheres of marine engineering, science, or technology.

The institute envisions a world where marine resources and activities are sustained, managed and developed for the benefit of humanity.

The mission of the institute is described as to work within the global marine community to promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and knowledge of marine professionals worldwide.

IMarEST is also a publisher of books, periodicals, journals and papers related to marine engineering, science and technology,
and organises meetings, events and conferences related to these themes. The Institute is also the home of the Guild of
Benevolence of the IMarEST, which continues the work of the fund founded for the families of the engineers of the Titanic,
and which today provides help and funds for those seafarers and others who find themselves in hard times.


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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.
The organisation has just over 200 members, whose combined fleet comprises some 3,800 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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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 Maritime Institute (SMI) is a joint effort by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Established in April 2011, the SMI develops strategies and programmes to achieve its mission with key focus areas in sectors such as port, shipping and maritime services. The SMI charts the maritime research strategy and promotes greater industry-academia R&D collaborations to be undertaken in Singapore.

As a whole-of-Government approach, the agencies work together in intiatives driven through the SMI. The formation of the SMI will strengthen Singapore's research manpower and capabilities as a global maritime knowledge hub to enhance the overall positioning and competitiveness of the maritime industry.

For more information, please visit www.maritimeinstitute.sg.

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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 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.