The Swiss Shipowners Association has been created in 1942, following the Swiss government
decision to have an independent Swiss flag fleet able to guarantee supply of the country during the war.
The fleet controlled from Switzerland is among the 15 largest merchant fleets, ranking n°5 in Europe,
and n°11 in the world. Swiss based companies operate presently over 900 vessels.
Participation in international organisations
Swiss Shipowners Association is a permanent member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and seats in the board. The Association is also member of BIMCO and STSA.