International Connections

MIAL is privileged to participate in global shipping activities on behalf of our members.

Global engagement is primarily via our membership of the International Chamber of Shipping and the Asian Shipowners Association who facilitate discussion on key maritime issues and also disseminate information vital to our members.


International Chamber of Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.

ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.

Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.  ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the International Maritime Organization.   ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range of publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

Click here to visit the ICS website.


 

Asian Shipowners Association

Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) was founded in April 1992 when its first meeting was held at Japan Shipping Club in Tokyo. As one of the important shipping organizations in the world, it consists of eight members from the shipowners’ associations of Asia Pacific nations i.e. Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei and Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations (FASA).

To better reflect the work and progress of its members and committees, the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) – who controls and operates around 50% of the world’s cargo carrying fleet – is changing its name to Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA). This was proposed during the 18th Chairmen’s meeting held in Beijing, China, on 19th October 2015. Subsequently at the 25th ASF AGM, it was officially declared the change of name from ASF to ASA. The name change does not alter the values and objectives that it delivers but will continue to further enhance the work done by the Association. The Association will continue to use the abbreviated name of “ASA”.

MIAL will be hosting the 29th AGM & Conference in Darwin on May 27-29.  View the video here.

Click here to visit the ASA website.


For further information about MIAL's international presence please phone 03 9647 6000 or email admin@mial.com.au.