inspiration_idea200The information contained in this section is not yet complete – restricted to links to organizations with whom IAPH shares common interest in a range of issues being addressed on a global scale, such as the United Nations specialized agencies, regional, national and international port-related associations, and has also enjoyed a close working relationship.


For visitors who are probably interested in sites offering a database on relevant aspects of global maritime trade and freight transportation, such links are provided under the section “Other Useful Site”.


If there are any other useful sites that should be included in this page or if you have any suggestions, please e-mail us at.

Sites within the United Nations (UN) system

IMOInternational Maritime Organization, a UN specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships
WMUWorld Maritime University established under the auspices of the IMO
ECOSOCThe UN Economic and Social Council
UNCTADThe UN Conference on Trade and Development
UNDPThe UN Development Programme
UNEPThe UN Environment Programme
ESCAPEconomic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
CSDThe UN Commission on Sustainable Development
Law of the SeaThe UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
ILOThe International Labor Organization
ECLACThe UN Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean
ITUInternational Telecommunication Union

Intergovernmental Organizations

APECAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ASEANAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations
IHOInternational Hydrographic Organization
EUEuropean Union
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
WCOWorld Customs Organization
WTOThe World Trade Organization
The World Bank

Industry Links

AAPAThe American Association of Port Authorities
AAPMAThe Association of Australian Ports & Marine Authorities
BIMCORepresenting international shipping since 1905
Coastal Guide European initiative of EUCC International Secretariat, providing a new information service for professionals in coastal conservation, management, planning and research
ESPOEuropean Seaports Organization
EUCCEuropean Union for Coastal Conservation which is the largest coastal network in Europe
FIATAThe International Federation of Freight Forwarders Asssocaiotns
HELCOMHelsinki Commission
AIVPInternational Association of Cities and Ports
IADCInternational Association of Dredging Companies
ICCInternational Chamber of Commerce
ICSInternational Chamber of Shipping
IALAInternational Association of Lighthouse Authorities
ICHCAICHCA International Ltd.
IFSMAInternational Federation of Shipmasters' Associations
INTERTANKOInternational Association of Independent Tanker Owners
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISUInternational Salvage Union
Marisecmaritime web site launched by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF)
PIANCWorld Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
Paris MOUMemorandum of Understanding on Port State Control covering European coastal states and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe
PMAESAPort Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa
PMAWCAPort Management Association of Western and Central Africa
Tokyo MOUMemorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region
WEDAWestern Dredging Association
WTCAWorld Trade Center Association
SIGTTOSociety of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators
World Portsa database of 2863 port guides in 132 countries Seaports Association

Other Useful Sites

World Port DevelopmentInternational Journal for Port Management
The Journal of CommerceDelivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence Since 1827. Request your FREE subscriptions at
Shipping Guides - Port InformationShipping Guides are the port information specialists and provide information for the shipping industry.
findaport.comNew online port information service
FreightworldInfo and links on all modes of transportation
inforMAREdaily on-line newspaper devoted to transport, including information and database on shipping, cruise, aviation and trucking
SeaCompanionWorld Marine Index on the Internet, providing information on marine organisations and companies and their products and services
Marina Management Services (MMS)includes information on managing all aspects of the marina and boatyard business and links to related sites
The Seatrade Organizationinformation on maritime publications, conferences, exhibitions, training and other special projects
US Coast GuardOfficial web site of the United States Coast Guard
Singapore Shipping Associationan Association representing the interests of shipowners, ship managers, ship operators, and ship agents in Singapore
International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)based in Colorado, USA
Drewry Shipping Consultantsa new website maintained by Drewry Shipping Consultants, containing information on its publications, data & consultancy services.
Glasgow College of Nautical Studiesa new website by an academic institution "Glasgow College of Nautical Studies"
Lloyd's Register
ITFInternational Transport Workers' Federation
ISLInstitute of Shipping Economics and Logistics based in Hamburg, Germany portal site by International Transport Journal, Basel, Switzerland"Containerisation International" goes on-line Pacific Maritime Institute based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia is a fully subsidiary of PSA Corp formed in May 2000, with a focus on IT and internet solutions. Terminal Operations Conferecne & Exhibition Site (Informa Group plc) largest Brazilian Internet content website about logistics in Brazil Conferences Greening Home Page
http://www.ship-technology.coma website for the cruise and ship industry, including the latest industry news, projects, products, services, events, etc.
http://www.worldcargonews.comWorldCargo News - the world's leading journal for the international cargo handling and transportation industry goes online!"The Minnesota Transportation Alliance is a public/private non-profit organization that works to promote a safe, effective and multi-modal transportation system for the state of Minnesota.""International Security Industry Organization (ISIO)", an international security information provider
http://www.worldsecurity-index.coma portal offering a database of security/emergency manufactures and suppliers
Ports of ScotlandAnnual directory of over 80 Scottish ports
Port Technology International (PTI)Published 4 times a year PTI is the leading technical preview and review of advanced technologies for Ports, Harbours and Terminals world-wide
American Journal of Transportation (AJOT)North America's weekly transportation and logistics newspaper's portal site
The Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education Inc.World's largest selection of 100% guaranteed petroleum industry short courses and seminars are offered.
DredgingToday.comThe industry's ground-breaking news provider
LogisticsDegree.netFor those wishing to study logistics and work in a related career
American Shipper Magazine
Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) Erasmus University Rotterdam
http://www.IHSMaritime360.coma leading global market intelligence company offering the latest Maritime Industry news, research and analysis
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