Industry Organisations & Bodies
A number of different organisations are involved in Shipping Industry activities and with whom we have close working relationships.
Department for Transport (DfT)
Government department responsible for shipping policy and marine accident investigations.
Honourable Company of Master Mariners
City of London Livery Company with membership open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
International membership body and learned society for marine professionals, with over 15,000 members worldwide.
Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST)
A registered charity that owns and operates the only two tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals.
Marine Society and Sea Cadets
Maritime charity offering young people and professional seafarers educational and developmental opportunities.
Maritime Skills Alliance
Sector body for maritime skills development covering the marine leisure, ports, sea fishing and shipping industries.
Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
An executive agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), with responsibility for seafarer standards and statutory qualifications.
Brings together the shipping, ports and maritime business services sectors in the UK to speak with a single voice on key strategic and practical issues of joint interest.
International representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships, providing services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of its members.
Trade union representing Merchant Navy masters, officers and cadets plus other marine industry professionals. Information on Slater Fund – funding for rating to officer training.
RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers)
Trade union for transport workers in the UK and Republic of Ireland, representing seafaring rating grades.
The Tall Ships Youth Trust
Is a registered charity that is dedicated to the personal development of young people aged 12 – 25 through the crewing of ocean going sail training vessels.
UK Chamber of Shipping
Trade association for British shipowners and ship managers, promoting the interests of member companies nationally and internationally.