Focal Maritime

WWSA General Assembly


On 13th May 2013, two representatives from Focal Maritime Services Ltd attended the WWSA (World Wide Shipping Agents Association) General Assembly which takes place every year in Antwerp.


WWSA is a union between privately held shipping companies that offer a synchronized network of highly professional shipping agents. It strives to be a world class, global shipping information exchange, representing the common interests of member ship-owners and agencies. The association was established in September 2007. Several ship agents took the initiative to create WWSA, a registered Antwerp based non-profit association, being a co-operative of professionals, offering an alternative to similar associations in the maritime sector. Through the mutual co-operation of its registered members, WWSA is able to create an exclusive, readily accessible and updated global data bank. Connected members can then exchange information about the ports they cover, general information about changing rules and regulations related to shipping, as well as changing legislation in the countries that they operate in.


To date, WWSA is a group composed of 39 countries and still growing, giving the shipping industry and new edge in a competitive market.


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