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, legla, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping. ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impace on shipping, including the International Maritime Organization.
The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) provides maritime intelligence on weapons and technology proliferation and smuggling and illicit maritime activities that directly supports the U.S. Navy, joint war fighters and national decision makers and agencies.
Piracy Studies is a page that intends to make academic research on piracy available to a wider audience. The page was created as a space for sharing academic ressources related to the study of contemporary maritime piracy and to provide the opportunity of publishing short comments in blog format. Blog entries focus on recent developments, results of academic research, or reports on events related to academic piracy studies. A main intention of the page is to facilitate collaboration among researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds interested in piracy and to link research and policy. The page is run by a team of researchers that started to work on piracy in 2009. The site is currently edited by Dr. Christian Bueger (Cardiff University, UK) and Jan Stockbruegger (University of Leiden).
The Danish Shipowners' Association is a trade and employers’ organization for 40 shipowners and two owners of offshore facility . 20 association members have ships flying Danish colours while 20 operate from Denmark but sail under other flags of state. The Danish Shipowners' Association supports national and international initiatives to stop piracy.
The Norwegian Shipowners' Association is an employer organization serving more than 160 companies in the field of Norwegian shipping and offshore contractor activities. Our members are the core and driving force within the Norwegian maritime environment. The members of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association's employ more than 55,000 seafarers and offshore workers from more than 50 different nations
BIMCO is a shipping association providing a wide range of services to its global membership of stakeholders who have vested interests in the shipping industry, including shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. The association’s main objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of its membership by means of developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice, and education.
The Maritime Executive publishing company was founded in 1997. Its mission is to provide industry leaders with in-depth analysis of maritime issues and to report the news affecting the global maritime community.
The European Union and its partners are promoting maritime safety and security in a number of regions through several policy instruments, the development and financing of various programmes and initiatives. At the moment these activities are mostly focused on eradicating piracy thus contributing to enhanced maritime security.