FONASBA is the only organisation representing the global ship agency and ship broking professions and became an Associate Member of IPCSA. It has members over 60 countries, including all major maritime and trading nations. Its remit is to ‘promote and protect the professions of ship agency and ship broking worldwide’, a task which it undertakes through dialogue with its member associations and its consultative status with IMO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and the World Customs Organization, as well as through close and regular dialogue with the European Commission and other regional bodies. FONASBA also enjoys reciprocal memberships with the Baltic Exchange, BIMCO, INTERTANKO, indemnity insurer ITIC, the Shipbrokers’ Register and now IPCSA.
Jonathan Williams, General Manager