Switzerland is a leading maritime nation

Join the Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

5th & 6th October 2020

Supported by the Swiss Shipowners Association


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.


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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.


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.


© 2020 Swiss Shipowners Association created by Laura Leyss

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

Tél : +41 58 715 3773