China Shipowners’ Association (abbreviated as 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 are registered in the People’s Republic of China. It is registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and has obtained legal corporate body status in accordance with The Regulations on the Registration and Management of Social rganizations promulgated by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. It has so far 215 members operating a merchant fleet of over 70 million deadweight metric tons (DWT), which accounts for about 85% of the country’s total carrying capacity. Its administrative body is the Secretariat,11 professional committees and 2 branches have been affiliated.in the Association The Association was awarded through public appraisal as a National Model Social Organization with Excellent Performance in December 2004, and granted with AAA evaluation grade in the year of 2009 by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.
Zhang Shouguo, Executive Vice-President of China Shipowners’ Association, said:
“China Shipowners’ Association’s participation in the ICS will provide Chinese shipowners with a stepping stone, who can contribute to globalization by constructing a safe supply chain and making the Chinese shipping industry heard. Chinese shipowners will grow together with other international maritime companies. CSA also hopes to make use of the ICS information platform to provide more assistance to the Chinese shipping industry, and also the necessary support for the transition to low-carbon green shipping.
“The cooperation between the China Shipowners’ Association and the ICS will have an important impact on both parties. It is believed that the participation of the China Shipowners’ Association will enrich the ICS platform. We look forward to achieving win-win cooperation and mutual development in the future!”