Supporting Organisations




                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.


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.


              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 is the world's only independent source of maritime market information for trading and settlement of physical and freight derivative contracts. The global community of Baltic members encompass the majority of bulk commodity shipping interests, each committing to a code of conduct overseen by the Baltic. Members are responsible for a large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures as well as sale and purchase of merchant vessels. Exchange officers are centered in Shanghai, Singapore, Athens and London.