Vision, Mission and Mandate

Vision Statement

Africa’s Centre of Excellence for Shipping and Maritime Matters.

Mission Statement

To Promote and Advocate for Efficient and Competitive Shipping and Maritime Services in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.


To facilitate international trade in shipping by:

  • Promoting the development of maritime, inland water ways and other inter modal transport systems and practices; public and private sector investments; Efficient Logistics and competitive shipping services.
  • Undertaking industry research, and strengthening and promoting the establishment of Shippers Councils through capacity building.
  • Advocating for maritime safety, security, and environmental protection
  • Advocating for policy harmonization and implementation of International and regional maritime agreements and conventions by members