Our associate membership drive was adopted in May 2019 and our constitution to recruit new associate members was approved by Registrar of Societies in Singapore in July 2019. Your organisation would be our Pioneers under the associate membership. ASA members include the national shipowners’ associations under the Asean countries, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and India.

Our standing committees are involved in ship recycling, seafarers’ welfare, marine environmental issues, maritime trade policies, insurances and legal matters to achieve our objectives in providing better shipping services and conditions. The ASA membership today controls about 50% of the world merchant fleet.

ASA acts as a channel to convey shipowners’ voices to the international shipping community as well as to enhance and strengthen the ASA’s stature. At the same time, it is also a platform for all ASA members to liaise with one another and to help promote cooperation, amity and friendship amongst its members.

ASA is a non-profit organisation and we are partially funded by Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF). Our Associate membership fee is SGD8000 nett per annum with NO GST. Our aim is solely to raise the profile and stature of Asian shipping/voice in the international maritime. Initially, our Ordinary members are the national shipowners’ associations of that country and we have 15 countries under our membership. Each individual association has around 200-500 members under their membership. Through our platform, we are able to connect you with the rest during our events and AGM.

ASA signed a MOU in April 2019 for partnership with International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). We are also in partnership with Asian Classification (ACS) and Active Shipbuilding Experts Federation (ASEF) and together we formed the A3 Experts and A3 Executive meetings.

Click here to download the ASA Membership Application Form.