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BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with more than 2,200 members globally. It provides a wide range of services to their global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.  

BIMCO actively promotes the application of globally agreed regulatory instruments and is accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities. www.bimco.org

CSSF Container Ship Safety Forum

Launched in 2014, the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) is a multicompany initiative to improve safety performance and management in the container shipping industry. It is working toward its vision of creating a container shipping industry with high safety standards, ensuring no harm is caused to people, ships, cargo, and the environment. BSR, a global nonprofit business network and consultancy focused on sustainability, acts as a secretariat and facilitator for CSSF. www.bsr.org

IMPA ACT International Marine Purchasing Association

IMPA ACT is an independent initiative of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) that seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental compliance of its ship purchaser and supplier members. IMPA ACT represents international best practice and is aligned with UN principles. www.impa-act.org

OAV German Asia-Pacific Business Association

Since its foundation in 1900, OAV has been working as a strong network of German companies with activities in the Asia-Pacific Region. OAV is a privately held non-profit organization financed by its corporate members. They include the most renowned companies from major industries and the banking sector, trading companies and a great number of small and medium-sized enterprises from all industries located all over Germany. www.oav.de

Singapore Shipping Association

The Association was first formed as Singapore National Shipping Association (SNSA) on 29 January 1985 to promote and protect the interests of its Members, who are basically shipowners and operators, shipmanagers, ship agents and shipbrokers, and to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore as an international maritime center. regarding European and international authorities. www.ssa.org.sg

Verband Deutscher Reeder

The German Shipowners' Association (VDR) represents the common economic and socio-political interests of Gemany's shipping companies at the federal and federal state level. In addition, it acts on behalf of Germany's shipowners in matters regarding European and international authorities.  www.reederverband.de