Supporting Organisation




                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.

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


BIMCO is the world's largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. Our global membership includes shiipowners, 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.

                  Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA)

For six decades, the Hong Kong Shipowners Association has been active at local, national, regional and international level. It represents the interests of the shipping community, promotes Hong Kong as a leading maritime centre, and hosts a variety of social, educational and technical programs that create a sense of belonging across the full spectrum of local shipping and shipping related companies.

              Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF)

The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) was established in 2004 as 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 aims to forge strong partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as spearheads initiatives to promote the diverse clusters of the maritime industry and attract young talent to join the sector. SMF is directed by its Board of Directors which comprises prominent leaders from the Singapore maritime community.

              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, 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.