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    AHL Shipping Company

    Alaska Cargo Transport

    Alaska Marine Lines

    American Gulf Companies

    American Steamship Company

    APL Ltd.

    Crowley Maritime

    Crescent Towing

    CSX Lines

    Express Marine Inc.

    Farrell Lines

    Fednav Ltd.

    Gulf Coast Transit Company

    Hvide Marine Inc.

    Interlake Steamship


    International Carriers (USA) Inc.

    Kirby Marine Transportation Co.

    Liberty Maritime Co.

    Lykes Lines Limited, LLC

    Maersk Sealand

    Maritrans Inc.

    Matson Navigation

    Midland Enterprises

    Moran Towing Corporation

    Mormac Marine Group

    Northland Services Inc.

    Ogelby Norton

    Seabulk International

    Sealift Inc.

    Stellar Freight Ltd.

    The Great Lakes Group

    Tidewater Inc.

    Totem Ocean Trailer Express

    Trailer Bridge Inc.

    Tyco Submarine Systems Co.

    Waterman Steamship

    Fairplay World Shipping Directory
    The World Shipping Directory maintains a searchable database of ship owners, managers and agents worldwide. See also the Shipping Directories listed below.

    Shipowners' Associations

    Australian National Shipping Federation/Shipowners' Association

    British Chamber of Shipping

    Canadian Shipowners' Association

    Chamber of Shipping of America

    The Cyprus Shipping Association

    Cyprus Shipping Council

    Comité Central des Armateurs de France

    Danish Shipowners' Association

    Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

    Hong Kong Shipowners Association

    Japanese Shipowners' Association

    Norwegian Shipowners' Association

    Sveriges Redareförening

    Thai Shipowners' Association

    Turkish Chamber of Shipping

    Verband Deutscher Reeder
    Shipping Associations & Organizations

    American Maritime Officers

    American Petroleum Institute

    American Waterways Operators

    American Shipbuilding Association

    American Society of Naval Engineers

    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    Association of Certified Marine Surveyors

    Association of International Shipping Agents

    Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (US)

    Australian Marine Pilots Association

    Baltic Exchange

    Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)

    Boat Owners Association of the United States

    C-Port (National Association for the Marine Assistance Industry)

    Connecticut Maritime Association

    Council of American Master Mariners

    Cruise Lines International Organization

    European Group of Institutes of Navigation

    European Maritime Pilots' Association

    Federation of International Trade Associations (US)

    Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents

    Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association


    Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Orgainzation

    The Hydrographic Society

    International Association of Dredging Companies

    International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO)

    International Association of Maritime Economists

    Intermodal Association of North America

    International Association of Ports and Harbors

    International Association of International Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO)

    International Association of  Maritime Electronics Companies

    International Association for Safety and Survival Training

    International Bunker Industry Association Ltd.

    International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce

    International Cable Protection Committee

    International Cargo Handling Co-Ordination Association

    International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
    -International Maritime Bureau (IMB)

    International Chamber of Shipping

    International Commission on Shipping

    International Committe on Seafarers' Welfare

    International Council of Cruise Lines

    International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations

    International Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations

    International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations

    International Marine Transit Association

    International Maritime Pilots' Association

    International Maritime Radio Association 

    International Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT)

    International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund

    International Oil Spill Resource and Information Center

    International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots

    International Salvage Union

    International Sailing Federation

    International Ship Suppliers Association

    International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation

    International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

    International Transport Workers Federation

    Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers

    Institute of International Container Lessors

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Insititute of Navigation

    Lake Carriers' Association

    Marine Accident Investigators International Forum

    Marine Machinery Association

    The Marine Society (UK)

    Maritime Association of the Port of NY and NJ

    Maritime Cabotage Task Force

    Maritime London

    Maritime Security Council

    Mission to Seafarers

    Multiport Ship Agencies Network

    National Association of Marine Surveyors

    National Cargo Bureau

    National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America

    National Industrial Transportation League

    National Unaffiliated Shippers Association

    National Waterways Conference

    North American Shippers Association

    Oil Companies International Marine Forum

    Panama Canal

    Pacific Maritime Association

    Passenger Vessel Association

    Propeller Club of the United States

    Sailors' Union of the Pacific

    Seafarers International Union (SIU) of North America

    Seafarers International Research Centre

    Seamans' Church Institute of New York and New Jersey

    Shipbuilders Council of America

    Ship Operations Cooperative Program

    Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators

    The Nautical Institute

    Transportation Intermediaries Association

    Transportation Institute

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada

    Trinity House

    Turkish Maritime Pilots' Association

    UK Chamber of Shipping

    UK Offshore Operators Association

    United States Council for International Business

    United States Naval Institute

    United States Power Squadrons

    United States Sailing Association

    World Organization of Dredging Associations

    Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)

    World Shipping Council
    Classification Societies

    American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

    Bureau Veritas
    -Veristar Info

    China Classification Society

    ClassNK (Japan)

    Cyprus Bureau of  Shipping

    Det Norske Veritas

    Germanischer Lloyd

    Hellenic Register of Shipping

    Korean Register of Shipping

    Lloyd's Register of Ships

    Polish Register of Shipping

    Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

    Turk Loydu

    International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
    The site provides a list of ships withdrawn from class in the member societies and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code White List of certified ships.

    Ship Registries

    Australian Register of Ships

    Bahamas Maritime Authority

    Barbados Ships' Registry

    Bolivian International Ships' Registry

    Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping

    Flags of Convenience S.A. (various countries)

    Hong Kong Shipping Register

    International Management Services Ltd. (Cayman Islands)

    International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize

    International Registries, Inc. (Marshall Islands)

    Isle of Man Shipping

    Jamaica Ship Register

    Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry

    Norwegian International Ship Register

    Panama Ship Register

    Vanuatu Maritime Services
    Shipping Directories
    Devoted to container shipping with links to shipping lines, terminals, ports, equipment suppliers, etc. 

    ExportZone U.S.A.
    ExportZone U.S.A. is an information center dedicated to the development of U.S.A. exports. The site guides exporters to information available on the internet. It has a wide ranging directory of internet sites relating to international trade. 

    Fairplay's World Shipping Directory
    The Directory provides access to the largest database of marine company information available on the Internet. The site is updated daily and contains the details of over 60,000 marine based companies. The Fairplay online site also offers what is touted as the largest database of shipping web sites on the internet.
    A directory of freight forwarding services.

    An extensive directory of shipping companies (forwarders, carriers, ports, truckers, etc.).

    Global Information Network
    A search engine and directory for sites related to global business, including transportation and trade.

    Infomarine On-line
    A directory of shipping service companies worldwide.

    Journal of Commerce - Transportation Telephone Tickler
    The online version of this well-known source of contact information for shipping related companies.
    A directory of marine related web sites primarily concerning boating, diving, fishing, gear, sailing, weather and related areas.

    A guide and database for marine technology and products.

    Maritime Global Net
    The Maritime Global Net is a host site for maritime and maritime-related web sites. It provides listings for over 5000 maritime-related companies and organizations.

    A resource for worldwide maritime security information. The site provides up-to-date information on maritime piracy, sea robbery, ship and yacht theft, maritime terrorism and more.

    NSnet began as a basic Internet service provider (ISP) for US shipbuilders, and in late 1993 went on to establish one of the first sites available on the Web. NSnet has evolved into a provider of information for the entire marine community.

    A directory of shipping information from around the globe, which includes a database of shipping and marine-related organizations.

    A service of the United States Department of Commerce that delivers economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government.
    This is a comprehensive site that provides in-depth content on tanker movements, owners, operators, vessels, ports and terminals. See also the companion site

    World Salvage Directory
    A directory of salvage companies worldwide maintained by the International Salvage Union.

    World Shipping Directory
    The World Shipping Directory contains thousands of marine service providers, collected and indexed by region, port and country.

    eCommerce Sites
    An "electronic platform" for international electronic commerce: international trade without paper documents.

    Cargo Connect
    CargoConnect allows forwarders and shippers to check the status of consignments through a public web page or by e-mail.

    Cargo Log
    CargoLog offers a way to submit a rate inquiry to a select group of freight forwarders in one step. The site maintains an extensive database of transportation and logistics companies (carriers, NVOCCs, terminal operators, agents and brokers, customs brokers, etc.).

    Provides an electronic facility for the presentation, purchase, and management of industrial transportation services.
    A provider of internet-based cargo management applications for international freight, targeting forwarders, customs brokers and other trade and transportation intermediaries.

    Import Export Bulletin Board
    Provides an internet-based communications system enabling buyers and sellers to conduct negotiations for products and services. A fee is charged for the service.

    International Seafarers Exchange
    An online service that matches merchant mariners with shipping and cruise companies. is a London-based site that aims to be the leading global marketplace for buying, selling and managing bulk ocean transportation. It will provide comprehensive information, the trading platform and the tools to streamline chartering. is Hong Kong's first shipping portal providing an e-business platform that offers a range of port-related services to the local shipping community including shipping lines, feeders, barge operators, hauliers, freight forwarders, shippers, consignees and government agencies. 

    Provides commercial intelligence reports for the marine and energy markets. is an independent site for the purchase and sale of marine products and services initially launching with marine fuels.

    Provides vessel information to over 120 insurance companies, syndicates, brokers, and legal representatives.  A fee-based service providing information on ship movements, Lloyd's Confidential Shipping Index, newbuildings and ports.

    An impressive site with web-enabled applications that allow ship managers and vendors to buy and sell products and services for the management and supply of ships throughout the world. is a internet shipping portal that provides applications and news and views on the dry bulk, tanker and gas shipping markets.


    Albany, New York

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Bellingham, Washington

    Beaumont, Texas

    Brownsville, Texas

    Coos Bay, Oregon

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    Detroit, Michigan

    Duluth, Minnesota

    Everett, Washington

    Galveston, Texas

    Georgia Ports Authority

    Grays Harbor, Washington

    Houston, Texas

    Indiana Port Commission

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Kalama, Washington

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    Long Beach, California

    Longview, Washington

    Los Angeles, California

    Massachusetts Port Authority

    Miami, Florida

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    North Carolina State Port Authority

    Oakland, California

    Olympia, Washington

    Pascagoula, Mississippi

    Palm Beach, Florida

    Port Arthur, Texas

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Port Everglades, Florida

    Portland, Oregon

    Port of Philadelphia and Camden

    Port Canaveral, Florida

    Port of South Louisiana

    Redwood City, California

    Sacramento, California

    San Diego, California

    San Francisco, California

    Seattle, Washington

    South Carolina State Ports Authority (Charleston)

    Stockton, California

    Tacoma, Washington

    Tampa, Florida

    Toledo. Ohio

    Virgin Islands Port Authority

    Virginia Port Authority

    Wilmington, Delaware

    American Association of Port Authorities
    The Association's annual publication is the Seaports of the Americas guide. The AAPA Port and Industry Services Directory provides links to port related web sites.

    International Association of Ports and Harbors
    The Association's site provides links to world ports.

    Port Focus
    A directory of ports, harbors and marinas worldwide.

    POISE (Port Operations Information for Safety & Efficiency) contains port-related links to websites created by government agencies, port authorities, marine exchanges, etc. throughout the United States.

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