About us



Multiport is the largest network of independent ship agents in the world with 10% of the worldwide agency business by port call. Founded in 1978, today Multiport covers 1500 ports worldwide with representation in 108 countries.


The International Bunker Industry Association Ltd (IBIA) was conceived in October 1992 by eight members of the industry. Since then it has expanded steadily with a world wide membership comprising Ship Owners, Charterers, Bunker Suppliers, Traders, Brokers, Barging Companies, Storage Companies, Surveyors, Port Authorities, Credit reporting companies, Lawyers, P and I Clubs, Equipment Manufacturers, Shipping Journalists and Marine consultants.


The International Air Transport Association - was founded in Havana, Cuba, in April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services - for the benefit of the world's consumers. The international scheduled air transport industry is now more than 100 times larger than it was in 1945. Few industries can match the dynamism of that growth, which would have been much less spectacular without the standards, practices and procedures developed within IATA.

At its founding, IATA had 57 Members from 31 nations, mostly in Europe and North America. Today it has over 270 Members from more than 140 nations in every part of the globe.

The modern IATA is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association founded in the Hague in 1919 - the year of the world's first international scheduled services.


An Ocean of Expertise.

From 16 to 18 February 1905, 112 distinguished gentlemen assembled in Copenhagen and formed what is today the world’s largest and most diverse private shipping organisation. BIMCO has come a long way since then and the organisation’s agenda today differs greatly from that of the past. However, its objective of uniting shipping interests and pursuing the issues affecting its members remain as clear now as they were at the start.

Throughout it all, BIMCO has consistently managed to be both flexible and supportive of its members’ interests, capable of proactive action and responding quickly to new priorities in a fast-changing maritime environment in an often uncertain world.

Today, BIMCO’s membership spans 123 countries and includes more than 2,550 companies. Owner members alone control 65% of the world merchant fleet, while 1,500 brokers and agents and 100 club and associate members complete BIMCO’s international coverage. It is on behalf of these members that BIMCO carries out its tasks - ranging from involvement in international debates on issues affecting the industry to providing assistance in recovering unpaid balances.