Supporting Organisations

Association of Marine Industries of Malaysia (AMIM)

AMIM represents a wide cross-section of the Malaysian marine industry comprising shipbuiling, 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 founding member of Active Shipbuilding Experts' Federation (ASEF - formerly known as Asian Shipbuilding Experts' Forum), an NGO promoting the interest of Asian Shipyards.

APEC Port Services Network (APSN)

"Networking for Stronger Port Industry and Better Community".

The APSN is a unique international organisation and serves as the premier platform for communication and collaboration of port and related industries in the Asia-Pacific region throughout information sharing, capacity building and technical cooperation. It has built a reputation for creating a unique channel for dialogues between industries and competent authorities on various issues of common interests.

Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA)

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.

Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)

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.


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.


FONASBA is federation of nationals association of ship brokers and agent which was established in 1969 and currently have national associations of over 40 countries as members of FONASBA. The current president of FONASBA is Mr. Aziz Mantrach who is chairman of ship agencies association of Morocco. Their objective is to protect its members interests to establish closed association with various other maritime associations and contribute well international maritime industry.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)

As a major provider of education and training, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals. ICS is the only internationally recognised professional body in the maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers, agents, insurance, lawyers, logistics and other shipping professionals throughout the world. Their mission is to promote maritime education in the hope of grooming more young talents to join, work and stay in the shipping industry. With 25 branches in key shipping areas, 4000 individuals and 120 company members, the Insitute's membership represent a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

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.

International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO)

INTERTANKO is the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, a forum where the industry meets, policies are discussed and best practices developed. INTERTANKO has been the voice of independent tanker owners since 1970, ensuring that the liquid energy that keeps the world turning is shipped safely, responsibly and competitively. As of January 2019, the organisation has close to 200 members, whose combined fleet comprises some 3,931 tankers totalling nearly 346 million dwt. INTERTANKO's associate membership stands at some 244 companies and organisations related to the tanker industry. Visit for more details.

International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is a not-for-profit and non-governmental association of ports and harbors, presently comprising some 180 port authorities and terminal operators in 90 countries worldwide. It aspires to be the "Global Ports' Forum for Industry Collaboration and Excellence".

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

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

International Ship Engineering Service Association (I.S.E.S)

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, Engineering and other technical sectors.

I.S.E.S. 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 or please contact the Secretary-General, Pepe Bris at [email protected].

International ShipSuppliers & Services Association (ISSA)

ISSA is the international association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers throughout the world.

They have 40 national associations of ship suppliers as full ISSA members and associate members in 51 countries where no national association exists. Click on ISSA Register to see the full membership list and the over 500 locations that are served by ISSA members.

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

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. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA)

Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA) was established in 1976 and since, MASA has 43 years of history, experience and journey of promoting the viable and effective growth of the Malaysian shipping industry, supporting the national aspiration to be a major maritime nation, while protecting and promoting the interests of its members.

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC)

ReCAAP ISC was launched on 29 November 2006 in Singapore. The ReCAAP Agreement currently has 20 Contracting Parties, including Europe (Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom), Australia, and the United States.

At the 12th Governing Council Meeting in 2018, the Council announced that ReCAAP ISC has met the criteria to be a Centre of Excellence for information sharing in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships at sea.

In conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week 2019 and Sea Asia 2019, ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) together with BIMCO, INTERTANKO, and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) will be organizing the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2019 on 9 April 2019 (1400 – 1700 hrs). Attendance of the Conference is by invitation only, and invitees are from shipping industry, governmental agencies and academia.

Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)

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, boats and marine structures. RINA produces a successful programme of international conferences, seminars and training courses as well as publications.

Shipping and Offshore Network (SON)

Based in Oslo, Norway, Shipping and Offshore Network is a maritime network organisation for enterprises in the maritime and offshore industries in the Nordic countries. Established in 1981 as Bulkforum, Shipping & Offshore Network now mainly focuses on geopolitics, market analysis and competence development. SON hosts its flagship event Annual Summit at Losby Gods in April every year. The fixed items on SON's annual schedule include the annual meeting on a geopolitical issue in February, the DNV GL meeting for SON’s members in March (Oslo and Bergen), the Annual Summit in April, Market Update meetings in Oslo and Bergen in October, and the ‘Tjuvholmen seminar’ (paid for by suppliers) at Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin and in Bergen in November every year. The course Basic Shipping and Maritime Law, which is also organised once or twice a year, comes in addition. SON's members come from all over Norway and from countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Japan and China. SON is also a partner in the three-year (2016–2019) Interreg project GO LNG in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Since June 2018 Shipping & Offshore Network is a member of the Maritime Oslofjord Cooperation Alliance together with Oslo Shipowners’ Association and Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord. Through this, our members will get even more out their memberships.

Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)

The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) is one of Asia’s leading arbitration centres. SCMA provides a framework for maritime and international trade arbitrations that is responsive to the needs of users. SCMA’s members and users come from all sectors of the maritime and international trade communities and from all countries. Together with SCMA’s specialised Panel of Arbitrators and proven track record, SCMA offers the maritime and international trade communities a neutral, cost-effective and flexible approach to resolve their disputes expeditiously.

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

Consistently ranked as Asia's Top Convention City by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore is a global leader for business events. As the lead government agency for the business events sector in Singapore, the Singapore Exhibition & Convention BureauTM (SECB) is responsible for shaping and retaining Singapore's exceptional reputation as one of the world's best business events destinations.

A part of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), SECB has over 40 years of experience in helping event professionals, meeting planners and incentive organisers from around the world plan and execute successful events in this vibrant island-city.

Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)

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.

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SMI UK is the voice of the UK's maritime engineering and business sector promoting and supporting companies which design, build and refit ships and supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports and terminals infrastructure, maritime security & safety, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy.

Society of Naval Architects Singapore (SNAMES)

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.

Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)

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.

The Baltic Exchange

The Baltic Exchange is the world's only independent source of maritime freight market information that is used for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative shipping contracts. The global community of Baltic members encompass the majority of bulk shipping interests, each committing to a Baltic code of conduct which ensures the highest standards of business practice within the industry. Baltic member companies are responsible for a large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures as well as the sale and purchase of new-buildings and second-hand vessels. The Baltic Exchange are headquartered in London, with offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Athens.

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)

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:

Workforce Singapore

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 Singaporean 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.

YoungShip Singapore

YoungShip Singapore is a non-profit society which provides networking platform for professionals from shipping industry. They strive to reinvent how people get together in the Singapore maritime industry and they speak out for the young people in shipping. If you are keen to make new friends, why not join YoungShip Singapore?


About Informa Markets

Sea Asia is organised by Informa Markets, a division of Informaplc. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year.

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About SMF

Established in 2004, the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) is a private sector-led organisation that seeks to develop and promote Singapore as an International Maritime Centre (IMC). As the representative voice for the commercial players of the maritime industry, SMF seeks to forge strong partnerships with the public and private sectors of the maritime industry. SMF spearheads initiatives to promote the diverse clusters of the maritime industry in Singapore and at international frontiers, and to attract young talents to join the sector. SMF is directed by its Board of Directors which comprises of prominent leaders in the Singapore maritime community.

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