The association represents all companies controlling and operating vessels from Switzerland 

The association  has been founded in 1942 to safeguard, preserve and promote the interests of its members.


It participates within national and international non-governmental organizations

 

It supports the development of shipowning and ship management activities based or controlled from Switzerland


The Swiss Shipowners Association today represents a large majority of the vessels controlled from Switzerland

Swiss Shipowners Association
​Safeguard, preserve and  promote interests of Swiss based shipowners
 

Switzerland is a leading maritime nation

History

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.

 

Shipping in

Switzerland

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.

Projects

The Association released a white book on the Swiss maritime sector (May 2020). It states the most important measures to secure the Swiss maritime fleet in a competitive environment

that includes the implementation of a tonnage tax.

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.

SWISS SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION

© 2020 Swiss Shipowners Association created by Laura Leyss

Swiss Shipowners Association
Rue de Saint-Jean 98
1201 Geneva - Switzerland

Tél : +41 58 715 3773