International Shipping Federation (ISF)

Fédération internationale des armateurs

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History

20 Oct 1909, London (UK), as a body representing the interests of international shipowner employers. Constitution modified 1919, when restructured as a world-wide organization concerned with all matters relating to the employment and safety of merchant seamen. Constitution most recently modified in 2001. Registered in accordance with UK law. Ceased to exist, when merged with International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), 2011, as which it now operates.

Aims

Act as a clearing-house for members on developments related to maritime employment; propose and coordinate the international shipowner position on these developments; provide an opportunity to shipowners of different countries to exchange information and views on all social and personnel matters affecting the shipping industry; serve as a medium of preparation and coordination for shipowners' corporate policies at international conferences involving shipping personnel matters; keep members advised of relevant international developments, both generally and in specialized maritime international bodies; liaise with other non-governmental organizations (employer and union) in pursuance of policies; represent members' interests with governments, unions and concerned international bodies.

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Activities

Promotes exchange of views and policies on the following: pay and conditions of officers and ratings at national level; relations with unions; development of manning organization on board; role of management in ship operations; safe working practices; maritime training. Organizes conferences and training. Working with IMO on revision of International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). Developed ISF Marlins Test of Spoken English (TOSE) to provide a standardized interview framework for assessing seafarers' speaking and listening skills in English.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros A); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Special Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 34 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Shipping
    • Maritime

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

C2457

Last News Received

20. Jun 2016
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