OCEAN is the voice of the Ship Supply Industry on European Affairs.

The objective of OCEAN is to represent the interests of all European Ship Suppliers in European Union matters relating to the shipping industry.

Membership is open to national ship supply organisations within the European Union.

OCEAN is a committee of ISSA – the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association – which is the international association of national associations of ship suppliers.


OCEAN meets regularly to discuss matters of common concern affecting the ship supply industry in Europe.

OCEAN has Working Groups for Customs and Veterinary Affairs and works hard to assist legislators in formulating workable laws and regulations on the one hand and explain these often complicated matters to members on the other hand.

OCEAN is taking a full and active part in the development of the Modernised Customs Code and other vital legislation. It is a member of a number of working groups within the EU.

There is more information on the OCEAN website.