MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS

The Company is proudly associated with the following key organizations/memberships/service support:

AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING – Since its founding in 1862, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a New York not-for-profit corporation, has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies. The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life property, preserving the natural environment.

ARDENT  – Ardent is the merger of Svitzer Salvage and Titan Salvage. Ardent was created to offer a more comprehensive solution to the maritime industry. Diversified services include from traditional salvage to a full range of emergency management services, project related work, offshore decommissioning and underwater services.

BAHAMAS MARITIME AUTHORITY – The Bahamas Maritime Authority Mission Statement is “to administer the registration and regulation of the Bahamas ships, adopting international standards of safety, security and environmental protection to ensure a fleet of the highest quality.”

BALTIC EXCHANGE – The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative shipping contracts.
It has international community of over 600 member firms encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct encapsulated in the motto our word our bond.

BIMCO – BIMCO’s vision is “to be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global shipping industry.” Its mission is “to be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.”

GALLAGHER MARINE SYSTEMS  – Gallagher Marine Systems GMS is the industry’s most comprehensive source of full service, in-depth compliance support. The GMS Qualified Individual (QI) and Spill Management Team (SMT) include some of the most highly qualified and extensively experienced oil spill casualty response experts in the industry. Presently GMS provides full-service regulatory compliance to more than 400 global shipping companies representing over 4,000 tankers and non-tankers trading to the U.S., Panama and Canada.

GARD  – GARD offers the widest choice of marine insurance policies. GARD is a member of IGP&I and the The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers.

IMEC – The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) is the only international employers’ organisation dedicated to maritime industrial relations. Established over fifty years ago, we operate from offices in London, UK, and Manila in the Philippines and represent over 200 shipping companies located all over the world.

INTERMANAGER  – InterManager is the trade association for the ship management industry. Members include in-house or third party managers or related organizations and businesses from throughout the shipping industry. Collectively InterManager members are involved in the management of more than 5,000 ships and responsible for in excess of 250,000 seafarers.

MARCAS  – MARCAS is an association of shipping companies, which has the purpose of aggregating purchasing volume to obtain maximum value for goods and services. Maximum value is determined by a combination of price, quality, service and assured supply and delivery. Marcas preferred suppliers benefit from the potential purchasing of its members’ 1700 vessels.

MTI Network  – With 44 offices worldwide, MTI Network is the world’s leading crisis media response network dedicated to serving the shipping, energy, offshore and transportation industries 24/7, 365 days a year.

RIGHTSHIP  – RightShip provides a comprehensive and cost-effective online vetting tool for ships transporting dry bulk, petroleum, chemical and gas. This is complemented by expert advice and support provided by our maritime professionals.