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).


22 May 2012

Asian shipowners urge UN and governments to continue taking urgent and effective measures against Somali piracy

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19 April 2012

Stop Piracy and Save our Seafarers

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26 March 2012

ASF urges the UN and IMO to take immediate , strong and decisive actions to eliminate Somali Piracy problem

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20 March 2012

Relocation Notice

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ASF Counter Piracy Proposal

The ASF Counter Piracy Proposal was recently presented to Working Group 1 of the Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. The purpose of the Proposal is to seek the establishment of a UN Counter Piracy Task Force that would provide protection for merchant ships transiting the high risk area while awaiting root causes of the problem to be duly addressed on land.

ASF Counter Piracy Proposal Download

SSF Editor

On 06 July 2012, the new SSF Charter Party Editor software was launched in order to reach out to low-volume users and non-subscribers of SDSD’s current Charter Party Editor software.

For a six-month promotional period, the SSF Charter Party Editor is offering FREE and UNLIMITED access to the digital editable version of the SSF.

Please click here to access the SDSD Charter Party Editor webpage.