UAE Shipping Association
The UAE Shipping Association (UAESA) was established to promote and protect the interests of ship owners and the shipping community of the UAE, whilst also providing a common platform for interaction within the rest of the industry. UAESA will endeavor to be a focal point between the industry and the authorities. If required, the Association shall provide competent marine advisors for support as UAE representation at various marine forums. UAESA will promote the UAE flag internationally by proposing suitable amendments to the authorities. UAESA will encourage marine knowledge through education and training for the benefit of the UAE shipping community.
BIMCO, world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,300 members in around 130 countries, provides a wide range of services to our global membership – which includes ship owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
BIMCO’s core objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of our members by developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice and education.
BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and strongly advocates the harmonization and standardization of all shipping related activity. We are accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities
Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI) is a specialized industry council (non-profit trade and industry council) formed in 2013 to promote the interests of the marine and maritime industry in Dubai and the UAE.
DCMMI was set up with the aim to plan and implement economic strategies that promote Dubai and the UAE as a global hub for marine and maritime industries and services and sea transportation which focus on excellence, investment and talent building.
DCMMI represents a wide cross-section of the UAE’s marine and maritime industry and companies whose activities are directly related to the industry.
OISA as an affiliated institution to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was set up to serve Islamic Ummah in maritime transportation field according to the Third Summit Conference of the OIC countries in 1981, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia. OISA aims to enhance trade exchange and cooperation among Islamic countries in the field of maritime transport and increase cooperation amongst them.
- Islamic Protection and indemnity Club
- Bakkah shipping Company
- Cooperative information system
Tel: +966 2 6636584 / 6637882 / 6653379
Fax: +966 2 6604920
Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA)
Pakistan Ship's Agents Association (PSAA) was formed in 1976 and is the sole Trade Association representing Shipping Agents which is licensed on all Pakistan basis by the Ministry of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Organizations (DGTO) under The Trade Organizations Act, 2013. PSAA comprises over 70 reputed members handling the vast majority of vessels calling at Pakistani Ports.
PSAA enjoys a high reputation at all official levels including Ministry of Ports & Shipping, Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim Authority, Customs, etc. Our representatives serve on several high profile committees formed by the Government from time to time and strive to make a positive contribution to the long term progress of the Ports and Shipping industry in Pakistan.
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) has been established in 1974 in London and is an international organization for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades. WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA sets out to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA counts around 1,800 individual members in 35 national WISTA associations.
WISTA UAE was established by Jasamin Fichte in 2010 and as the first WISTA organization in the Middle East has by now more than 60 active members.
The UAE chapter’s mission is to raise awareness of the Middle East shipping industry amongst professional women inside the country and abroad, to encourage more to join the maritime & trading sector and to build a network platform for women within mainly male dominated industries.
Mission to seafarers
Mission to Seafarers has supported the maritime community in the UAE since 1962, visiting ships at anchor daily and brings the thousands of seafarers around the UAE, support and welfare ranging from counseling to mediation, advocacy, and humanitarian aid in times of emergency such as being stranded without pay, injured, denied shore leave, shipwrecked, and victims of piracy. The Angel Appeal is a project by Mission to Seafarers that funds support for seafarers in the UAE and the MV Flying Angel. In 2016 we assisted 1589 seafarers who were stranded without pay, and visited 30,081 seafarers. The MV Flying Angel is a ship operated by Mission to Seafarers based in Fujairah that visited 2442 ships at anchorage there in 2016. Mission to Seafarers is a registered NPO in the UAE, #150069.
International Harbour Masters’ Association
The International Harbour Masters’ Association, founded in 1996, aims to unite those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters into one professional body. IHMA is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 240 members in 42 countries and has non–governmental consultative status at the International Maritime Organization. IHMA works to develop and foster collaboration and good relations between its members, and promotes the professional views, standing and interests of harbour masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of Marine Operations in ports.
Conqueror Freight Network
Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.
Because CQR only accepts 1 agent per city the selection process is rigorous. An external auditor (Dun & Bradstreet)checksevery potential agent (CQR is the only network in the world to do this).
Every CQR membership should be productive with membersseeing significant inward business and this is monitored through a quarterly survey.
Carefully selected memberscoupled withdisciplined cooperationprovide the trust needed to form long-term business relationships.
Globalia Logistics Network
Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who actively co-operate to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses together through mutual cooperation to beat the leading multinationals.
Having only 1 agent per territory, we carry out a rigorous selection process which allows us to choose only the best agent for each city.
Our members report an increase in inward business and flourishing new business relationships with trustworthy and reliable partners since joining Globalia.
Specialist Freight Network
Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 260+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 120+ countries, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner.
The Cooperative Logistics Network
The Cooperative Logistics Network is a capped, non-exclusive alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in each major air/seaport who co-operate in a financially secure environment to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses by actively working together to compete against the largest multinationals. The Cooperative Logistics Network does not believe in claiming a membership fee and offering its members nothing in return. On joining the network, members immediately gain a global brand, a directory of reliable, financially secure agents who actively work together to bid for the largest contracts and negotiate lower rates from carriers and insurers.
World Freight Network
World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 280+ independent freight forwarders in 120+ countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world's top importers and exporters.