History

The Ukrainian Shipbroker’s Club was created in April 2011. The main aim was to unite the specialists and professionals of the sea and river shipping business, logistics professionals and chartering brokers in a close community.

In early 2016 the Ukrainian Shipbroker’s Club became the full-scale and sole representative of FONASBA (The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents) in Ukraine being in close contact with the following international shipping organizations: Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO). They assist in drafting the standard documents, guidelines and contracts. The most widespread ones are the General Agency Agreement and the Standard Liner Agency Agreement. Federation has a consulting status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Customs Organization (WCO). FONASBA cooperates with the European Commission by one of its regular committees – the European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA).

ECASBA provides vessel calls at the European ports, controls rendering port services, shore navigation, navigation safety and compliance with EDI policy, as well as customs and administrative procedures. ECASBA is a member of the EC trade contact group upon the issues of customs procedures and of the digital transport and logistics forum.

In December 2016 the Maritime Business Club and the Ukrainian Shipbroker’s Club became full-scale members of the Public Council at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine which provides an opportunity to raise, discuss and settle key issues for members of our Organizations.

So our Club is the sole active and full-scale representative of the Ukrainian shipbrokers and agents both at national and international levels, having united the most successful, trained and qualified representatives of this business sector.


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