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”.


26 – 30 August 2019

International Safety@Sea Week 2019, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

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18 June 2019

The 28th Annual meeting of the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 May 2019, hosted by the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Association (FASA) Thailand

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14 May 2019

Shipping Industry Expresses Concern Over Recent Trade Developments

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8 April 2019

Signing of MOU between ASA, ECSA and ICS during the Singapore Maritime Week 2019

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20 December 2018

Shipping Industry Urges European Commission to Extend the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation

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8 June 2018

Save the date: 9 – 11 April 2019! SEA Asia 2019 is coming to Singapore! Check out SEA Asia 2019 for more details.

6 June 2018

Global Shipowners’ Meeting (coordinated by the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and attended by BIMCO, ECSA, ICS and INTERTANKO) reaffirms commitment to the Hong Kong Convention and the need for a global solution for environmentally sustainable ship recycling.

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