Participation in nonprofit organizations
The North-Western Shipping Company, being one of the leaders in the industry and a participant in the most important projects of shipping industry, is a member of various nonprofit associations and unions. These include:
The Russian Chamber of Shipping (Union), established more than 5 years ago, incorporates Russian shipping companies, classification societies, design bureaus, scientific and design organizations, as well as educational institutions in the industry. The Association seeks to independently develop business rules and standards and relations with customers, as well as mechanisms for extrajudicial settlement of disputes between members of the Association and consumers of their services. The Association interacts with the State Duma and Council of the Federation at the Federal Assembly, federal and regional government executive bodies. Agreements have been signed for cooperation with the RF Ministry of Transport and Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport. A procedure has been determined for interaction with the Federal Transport Supervision Service.
Marine Council at the Saint Petersburg Governor’s Office was established in 2000 and united shipping and agency companies, educational institutions, design bureaus, shipyards, and registers for development of agreed decisions to improve professional activities of Council members, and form a favorable image of the maritime capital.
More than 25 years the North-Western Shipping Company is the member of the largest international shipping association BIMCO.
BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,300 members in around 130 countries. We provide a wide range of services to our global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
BIMCO’s core objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of our members by developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice and education.
BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and we are a strong advocate for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.
BIMCO actively promotes the application of globally agreed regulatory instruments – we are accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities.