Maritime Links

Below are a number of websites that may support your training needs. They are categorised by:



Nautical Training Systems Inc

Marine Information Limited

Spectral Technologies Inc.


Acuerdo Latino Latin American Port State Control

Armada de Chile Chilean Maritime Administration

Australian Maritime Safety Authority – Australian Port State Control

Hong Kong Marine Department Information on port condition, the shipping register and news

Canadian Coast Guard

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Paris MOU Port State Control in Europe Information about ports of the world

STCW Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping information

Tokyo MOU Port State Control in Asia/Pacific region

US Coast Guard

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International Chamber of Shipping

International Shipping Federation

International Ship Manager's Association (InterManager)

Society of International Gas Carriers & Terminal Operators (SIGTTO)

De Vereniging Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Industrie (VNSI) The Netherlands' Shipbuilding Industry Association

Spark International Maritime Claims Consultants

Baltic Exchange


Canadian Shipowners' Association

Hong Kong Shipowners Association

Council of Europe

GlobalMET - Global Maritime & Education Training Association

Propeller Club - Port of Manila

The Society of Maritime Industries
The Society of Maritime Industries web portal provides information on marine equipment for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports, offshore oil and gas facilities and pollution prevention, control and clean-up. Also services such as port design, oil spill contractors, engineering and consulting.

European Union

European Commission

Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC)

Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission

The Nautical Institute

The Marine Society

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SIU US Seafarers' Union

The International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations (IFSMA)

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

National Trade Union Centre Singapore

Rengo - [JTUC] - Japan

Dansk Metal Danish Metalworkers Union including seafarers

Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail (CFDT) French national trade union federation including transport workers

Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund The Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB)

Norsk Sjømannsforbund Norwegian Seamens' Union/Cruise Info

Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) Spanish national trade union federation (including transport workers)

Facket för Service och Kommunikation (SEKO) Swedish transport & communications

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Mission to Seafarers International Christian organisation of seafarers' missions

International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (incorporating the International Sports Committee for Seafarers)

Seamen's Church Institute New York and New Jersey Centre for Seafarers' Rights

Sjömansservice Swedish Government Seafarers' Service

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International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

China: China Classification Societies (CCS)

France: Bureau Veritas

Germany: Germanischer Lloyd

Italy: Registro Italiano Navale

Japan: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)

Korea: Korean Register of Shipping

Norway: Det Norske Veritas

Poland: Polski Rejestr Statkóns

UK: Lloyd's Register of Shipping

USA: American Bureau of Shipping

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The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association

West of England P&I Club

UK P & I Club

The Standard Club

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Maritime Cabotage Task Force - Jones Act Maritime industry group fighting to retain US "Cabotage" -- the reservation of coastal and internal shipping to ships of the national flag (and crew).

InforMARE Transport News Lots of good transport news in Italian, Spanish, French, German and English. Free!

The Journal of Commerce US daily paper with good transport coverage.

The Financial Times UK daily financial business paper

Maritime Info at Nantes University (France)

InformISM Enhancing knowledge, understanding and debate about the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

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International Maritime Organization

International Labour Organization

The World Bank

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

United Nations

World Conservation Monitoring Center

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) 

World Maritime University

Institute of International Container Lessors

Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics 

International Salvage Union (ISU)

International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) 

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)

International Maritime Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) 

Oil Companies International Marine Forum 

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