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The Swiss Shipowners Association has been created in 1942, following the Swiss government decision to have an independent Swiss flag fleet able to guarantee the supply of the country during the war.

Since its set up, the Swiss Shipowners Association always built constructive relationships with Federal Department of Navigation and Federal Council, efficiently influencing Swiss Maritime policy.

Since 2019, the Swiss Shipowners Association opened its membership to all Ship owners / operators based in Switzerland flying any internationally accepted  flag.

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