Industry Links

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Sailors’ Society

The Sailors' Society exists to enhance and enrich seafarers' lives throughout the world and improve the quality of their wellbeing.

International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation - MARISEC

Website of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF)

MARISEC Shipping Facts

Information about the international shipping industry, including shipping and world trade, safety and regulation and environmental performance.

World Shipping Council

Association representing the liner shipping industry.


International Assoc of Dry Cargo Shipowners - a trade association representing the interests of owners, operators and managers of dry cargo vessels


Baltic & International Maritime Council is the world’s largest shipping association representing shipowners, shipbrokers, agents and P&I Clubs. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.


An association of independent tanker owners whose aims are to represent the views of its members internationally


The International Ship Managers Association represents ship managers worldwide controlling a fleet of over 1000 ships.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

The IMO was established in 1948 through the United Nations to coordinate international maritime safety and related practices

Lloyd’s List

Lloyd's List is one of the world's oldest continuously-running journals, having printed shipping news in London as early as 1734.

Maritime Compliance

The source for IMO, UK and US compliance

Fairplay Shipping Weekly

A daily updated site dedicated to providing information to the commercial shipping industry.

The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters


Public website promoting quality shipping. You will need to register to access the information on this site.


TradeWinds, first published in 1990, has won many awards for its in-depth reporting of the shipping industry

International Bunker Industry Association

The IBIA provides information, education and communication for the bunker industry

IMB Piracy Reporting Centre

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre in Kuala Lumpur , is a 24 hour information centre acting as the focal point against acts of piracy and armed robbery. Its services are free and are available to all ships irrespective of flag.

Oil Companies International Marine Forum

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies having an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil and oil products.


SIGTTO is a non profit making company, formed to promote high operating standards and best practices in gas tankers and terminals throughout the world.

Maritime Liaison Office Bahrain

MARLO operates as a conduit for information focused on safety of shipping and is committed to assisting the commercial shipping community. The MARLO staff is a unique combination of Coast Guard, Navy, and civilian personnel whose respective areas of expertise ensure swift accomplishments of its mission

Seaport codes of the world

Search for seaport codes by country.  Also airport codes and country information

Oil Transport Website

A website operated on behalf of the Energy Institute HMC-4 Oil Transportation Measurement Committees to provide rapid access to crude oil measurement and property data.  Includes voyage data, port data and crude oil data

Inmarsat Ship Directory

Website with a searchable database of vessels fitted with Inmarsat terminals.  Search by sector: Merchant, Government, Fishing and Leisure.

Ship Photos

A website containing galleries of photographs of ships divided into categories for easy searching

Ship Parade

Online magazine dedicated to cruise ships.  Included reviews, tours information, news and photos.

Cruise community

Website claiming to be the gateway to business in the cruise community. Includes information on cruise lines and fleets as well as contact details for port authorities.

Cruise Port Rotterdam

Cruise Port Rotterdam is a one-stop office for all matters pertaining to maritime and tourist services.  Information on the port, going ashore and transport links.

Amsterdam Cruise Port

A service organization whose purpose is to support of cruise calls. They represent a network of terminals and port agents, destination management companies and service providing businesses that are necessary for a cruise trip.

International Tanker Parcels Association

The internationally recognised non-governmental organisation dedicated to serving the needs of the IMO classified chemical and product tanker fleets.

World Port Source

World Port Source provides interactive satellite images, maps and contact information for over 3,000 ports in 189 countries around the world.


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