IMO Secretary-General joins ISSA to welcome in LISW19

ISSA was honoured to welcome the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization to its official cocktail reception at the Baltic Exchange to mark the start of London International Shipping Week 2019. Mr Kitack Lim met with representatives from the ISSA Board as well as some of the 40 invited guests at the function. With over 20,000 people … Continue reading “IMO Secretary-General joins ISSA to welcome in LISW19”

Looking forward to LISW19

ISSA has underlined its position as a major international shipping and maritime trade association by being chosen as an official Supporting Organisation of London International Shipping Week 2019. Being associated with this event is important because LISW19 will attract over 20,000 of the global shipping industry decision makers to the City during the week of … Continue reading “Looking forward to LISW19”

Message from our President

Dear ISSA Members & Colleagues I would like to welcome you to the new look ISSA Newsletter. It is all part of our strategy to keep you all informed about what is going on in our great association. We will be looking to publish it every two months and it will be packed full of … Continue reading “Message from our President”

Have you booked your seat at ISSA64 in Busan

Planning is at an advanced stage for this year’s Convention in Busan from November 8-9 with it promising to be an excellent event once again. Our thanks go to our colleagues at the Korea Shipsuppliers & Services Association (KSSA) and the Singapore Association of Shipsuppliers and Services (SASS) for all their hard work. We would especially like … Continue reading “Have you booked your seat at ISSA64 in Busan”

ISSA raises port access concerns at the IMO

ISSA has taken the issue of unfair port access practices levied against its members to the international stage by delivering a verbal and written intervention on the issue at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Presenting the submission, first of all to the FAL43 meeting in April and then to the Maritime Safety Committee meeting in June, ISSA … Continue reading “ISSA raises port access concerns at the IMO”

A busy week networking in London

Following on from the fruitful day of discussion at the ISSA Board meeting in London in early June, the ISSA management team took the opportunity to maximise its time in this major maritime capital with a series of important meetings.  Visiting the offices of Elaborate Communications on Tuesday proved to be an excellent opportunity for … Continue reading “A busy week networking in London”


WCO focuses on Blockchain

This emerging technology will be highlighted at ISSA 63 in Istanbul next month. Follow this link for more information:

Mahmoudi Shipping

Mahmoudi Shipping – Casablanca

Supplying the Italian navy ship Durand de la Penne in Casablanca.

ISSA Board Meeting

ISSA President at Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center Board Meeting

ISSA President Saeed al Malik attended the recent Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) Board Meeting as a Member. It was announced that the ISSA Code of Ethics has been adopted by EMAC when it comes to arbitrating ship supply disputes.


ITF Lauds MLC Abandonment Provisions Coming into Force

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)  has welcomed new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) provisions on crew abandonment that come into force on Wednesday, January 18. Under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), ship owners must have insurance to assist the seafarers on board vessels if they are abandoned. All ships, to which the convention applies, … Continue reading “ITF Lauds MLC Abandonment Provisions Coming into Force”


Access to Ports & Terminals by Ship Suppliers – the facts

Recently an ISSA Member experienced difficulty accessing a customer’s vessel in Port to deliver supplies. This has highlighted a problem that many Members have experienced. However, despite what you may hear to the contrary, the rules concerning access to Ports, Terminals & Vessel by ship suppliers are very clear. It was felt these should be … Continue reading “Access to Ports & Terminals by Ship Suppliers – the facts”