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Hong Kong Ship Owners Association
The Hong Kong Shipowners Association was incorporated in 1957 by 11 local shipowners with the purpose of creating a forum for shipowners resident in Hong Kong. Over the past 63 years, the Association has grown into one of the world’s largest Shipowner Associations, its members owning, managing and/or operating a fleet with a combined carrying capacity of over 200 million deadweight tonnes. The Association welcomes into Associate membership Hong Kong resident companies supplying services to the shipping industry. The composition of membership has enhanced the credibility of the Association within the local community and has given breadth and experience to its international status and relationships. The Association arranges forums in which members are able to meet and discuss issues of concern, informs the membership of important changes in the shipping environment through educational seminars and circulars, and represents the interests of members in national and international meetings. The Association is a member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Asian Shipowners Association (ASA) and INTERTANKO, and cooperates closely with, amongst others, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the Hong Kong Marine Department and the ICS, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), BIMCO, INTERCARGO, the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) through the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The Association’s chief purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the Hong Kong domiciled shipowners and ship managers as well as the large number of local professions and services upon whom they rely in the performance of their business.
Singapore Shipping Association
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.
To achieve its objectives, the SSA engages and collaborates with the shipping industry key stakeholders and is a trusted advisor and partner to related government agencies. SSA is also actively involved in promoting the interests of shipping in Singapore and internationally. Additionally, the SSA co-operates with other regional and international shipping organizations to protect the marine environment and promote freedom and safety at sea. Despite being a not-for-profit organization, SSA strives to give back generously on behalf of its members, to the community in Corporate Social Responsibilities activities.
Currently, the SSA represents over 460 member companies; comprising ship owners and operators, ship managers, ship agents and other ancillary companies such as shipbrokers, classification societies, marine insurers, bunker suppliers, maritime lawyers, and shipping bankers amongst others.
The Maritime Law Association of Singapore
The Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS) aims to promote the study and advancement of maritime law and its administration in Singapore, and to promote and consider with other associations proposals for the unification of maritime law and practice of different nations.
The MLAS is a member organization of the Comite Maritime International (CMI) a non-governmental international organization devoted to the same object of the unification of maritime law and is the only organization in Singapore entitled to attend the International Conferences of the CMI. At these international conferences, discussions take place between delegations sent by the maritime law associations around the world with the object of arriving at conclusions on issues of maritime law of the day for transmission to the governments of the association’s country or to international organizations such as the United Nations and the International Maritime Organisations. As a result, the CMI plays an active role in the initiation, promotion and review of international maritime conventions and model laws. The CMI is also the keeper of the York-Antwerp Rules on general average.
Members of the MLAS may participate in the development of maritime law, for example, by making their personal views or the view of their industry sector known to the MLAS, who will endeavour to present a balanced view of maritime interests in Singapore to the CMI and other associations concerned with the making or development of maritime law. The MLAS also organizes talks and seminars from time to time to promote discussion of issues of maritime law.
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The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration is a specialist arbitration institution which provides a neutral, cost-effective and flexible framework for maritime and international trade arbitrations that is responsive to the needs of industry users. Its global and regional members hail from all sectors of maritime, trade and arbitration communities. SCMA attracts disputants in the region by providing tailored solutions to suit the region’s interests. The Secretariat helms the promotion and development of SCMA across the region. The Secretariat also leads educational and training symposiums to foster thought leadership and encourage pragmatic solutions for maritime and trade businesses. The Registrar and Assistant Registrar provide on-demand administrative support to disputants and tribunals.