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”.


24-26 May 2017

The 26th ASA AGM will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 24 - 26 May 2017.

26-28 April 2017

Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition 2017, Marina Bay Sands® Singapore
Organised by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

25-27 April 2017

Sea Asia 2017, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands® Singapore
Organised by Seatrade and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF)

24-25 April 2017

8th International Conference on Ballast Water Management (ICBWM) 2017, Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore
Organised by IMarEST

14 July 2016

East and West shipowners reject proposals for ships to pay for EU ship recycling licenses

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20 May 2016

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) was held in Shanghai, China on 19 May 2016, hosted by the China Shipowners’ Association (CSA). During the meeting, it was officially declared the change of name from ASF to ASA.

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