Our Partners

Seatrade Maritime Awards International is delighted to be supported by a dynamic range of innovative and supportive companies .

Co-organised by Shanghai International Port Group

Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd (SIPG) is the first listed port joint-stock enterprise in China. 

Taking Shanghai Port as its home port, and port management and operation as its core busines; SIPG has a complete port business system with direct container liner shipping routes reaching well over 300 ports around the world.  SIPG witnessed container throughput of 43.3 million TEUs in 2019, ranking first in the world's container ports for ten consecutive years. SIPG is committed to the construction of Shanghai international shipping center and the high-quality development of maritime transport power, whilst striving to build a world-class port. 

According to the development direction of "smart port, green port, technological port and efficient port", SIPG continuously promotes the three major strategies of "Yangtze River, Northeast Asia and internationalization.” While continuing to excel, enhance and expand its core business, SIPG is actively and steadily diversifying its business and building up sustainable development capabilities to achieve its vision of "becoming an outstanding global port operator and port logistics service provider".

Supported by Baltic Exchange

The Baltic Exchange represents a global community of shipping interests. These include shipowners, charterers and shipbrokers who are collectively responsible for handling a large proportion of the world’s dry cargo and tanker fixtures, freight derivative trades as well as the sale and purchase of merchant vessels.

The Baltic Exchange is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) pursuant to the EU Benchmark Regulation. It is the trusted provider of data for the settlement of physical and derivative freight contracts, underpinning risk management tools for the shipping and transportation markets.

Founded in 1744, the Baltic Exchange is headquartered in London with regional offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Athens, Stamford and Houston.

In 2016 the Baltic Exchange was acquired by Singapore Exchange ("SGX").

Baltic Exchange services:

  • Daily benchmarks for dry, wet, container and gas freight markets
  • OPEX, S&P, ship recycling & forward assessments
  • Escrow and dispute resolution support
  • Executive training via the Baltic Academy
  • Networking for shipping professionals

Supported by BIMCO

BIMCO is the world's largest international shipping association, with around 1,900 members in more than 120 countries, representing 59% of the world’s tonnage. Our membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.

BIMCO delivers practical tools, advice and guidance to its members to support their shipping business.

On behalf of the industry, BIMCO pursues a level playing field in shipping and aim to increase efficiency through standardized contracts and clauses and technical standardisation.

BIMCO is a not-for-profit organisation.

Supported by China Ports and Harbours Association

China Ports and Harbours Association (CPHA), approved by the Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, is the only one national society of China’s ports. Composing of enterprises and institutes from ports as well as the port-related sectors voluntarily, the CPHA is a legal and non-profit-making social society, trans-regionally and trans-sectors. The scope of activity includes industry management, information exchange, business training, and international cooperation, consulting services, exhibitions and related business. The CPHA is operationally administrated by the Ministry of Transportation of the People’s Republic of China.

CPHA  was founded in July 1981 in Shanghai with 39 years’ big influence on China's port industry. Being the national ports association, the CPHA owns now some 750 members among coastal areas, the Yangtze River, the Pearl River, the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal and Heilongjiang Waterway Area in mainland of China. 

The CPHA joined in the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) on June 9, 1992 and acts as an associate member contact China’s ports and world’s ports with exchanging information. Approved by the Ministry of Transportation in June 2016, the CPHA is the Secretarial of China Malaysia Port Alliance (CMPA) mainly responsible for working contacts between the Secretariats of the two sides, and information exchange, meeting arrangements, business travel and training program between CMP’s member ports. 


Supported by China Shipowners’ Association

China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) is a voluntary trade organization composed of owners, operators and managers of merchant ships engaged in waterway transportation and relevant shipping related entities, which is registered in the People’s Republic of China.

Since its establishment in April 1993, CSA has been playing its role in various aspects such as:

◆ serve its members directly, reflect their opinions, safeguard their legitimate interests and rights.

◆ play the role of self-discipline of the industry, assist government agencies to regulate and maintain the market order of fair competition.

◆ pay due attention to the hot, difficult and focal issues, carry out investigations, raise suggestions and recommendations to the government in the policy making for the development of shipping industry.

◆ actively take part in activities of international exchange and cooperation, and articulate the voice of Chinese shipowners to the international shipping circle.

The CSA so far has 215 members. Its administrative body is the Secretariat, 11 professional committees and 2 branches that have been affiliated in the Association.

Supported by InterManager

InterManager is the international trade association for the ship management industry.

Our members are in-house or third party ship managers, crew managers or related organisations and related maritime businesses and organisations.

Collectively InterManager members are involved in the management of more than 5,000 ships and responsible for in excess of 250,000 seafarers.

InterManager is the only organisation dedicated to representing the ship management industry. It is an internationally-recognised and well-respected organisation, which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry.

Under its President, Bjørn Jebsen, InterManager’s key goals on behalf of its members include:

  • driving efficiency on board and ashore
  • overcoming administrative burdens
  • emphasising education and training

Supported by International Cargo Handling Coordination Association

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), founded in 1952, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, security, sustainability, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes and through all phases of national and international supply chains.

ICHCA International’s privileged non-government organisation (NGO) status enables it to represent its members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies. Its Expert Panel provides technical advice and publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues.

ICHCA International operates through a series of autonomous national and regional chapters – including ICHCA Australia, ICHCA Japan and ICHCA Canarias/Africa (CARC) – plus Correspondence and Working Groups to provide a focal point for informing, educating, networking, shaping and sharing industry views to improve knowledge and best practice across the global cargo chain.