MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a global business engaged in the shipping and logistics sector. Present in 155 countries, MSC facilitates international trade between the world’s major economies, and among emerging markets across all continents.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1978, MSC is a privately-owned organisation driven by the Aponte family. A world leader in container shipping, MSC has evolved from a one vessel operation into a globally-respected business with a fleet of 520 vessels and more than 70,000 staff.

MSC delivers goods and services to local communities, customers and international business partners. With access to an integrated global network of road, rail and sea transport resources, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge.

Through a network of 493 offices, MSC ensures that shippers can talk directly to our representatives, as well as using a variety of e-business solutions for digitalized cargo bookings. Responding to the needs of our customers, MSC is a major driving force behind the evolution of smart containers in our industry, helping to set the standards for digital shipping.

MSC calls at 500 ports on 200 trade routes, carrying some 21 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually, via a modern fleet, equipped with the latest green technologies.

www.msc.com

SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS marine services help your business comply with shipping regulations. Operating in most major ports around the world, we offer a comprehensive range of sample collection services, laboratory analysis and consultancy services to the maritime sector. Our solutions are effective, cost-efficient, and will help protect all stakeholders and the environment.

www.sgs.ch

CGN

A historical figure of Lake Geneva since its founding in 1873, CGN (Compagnie générale de navigation sur le lac Léman) is, with its 19 boats, the largest navigation company in French-speaking Switzerland and the second largest in Switzerland. As regards mobility, it is a key player in the Lake Geneva region, notably due to its many transport links with neighbouring France.

www.cgn.ch

LLOYD’S REGISTER

LR started out in 1760 as the first marine classification society, and has now become one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures worldwide. In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion – we know that our clients need more than technology to succeed. They need an experienced hand. A partner to listen, cut through the noise and focus on what really matters to them and their customers. Our engineers and technical experts are dedicated to assurance. That means a commitment to embracing new technology and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance. So we consider our customer’s needs with diligence and empathy, then use our expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.

After all, there are some things technology can’t replace.

www.lr.org

ADERCO

Aderco Sustainable Solutions established nearly 40 years ago, develops, manufactures and distributes fuel treatment products. Aderco’s products are 100% vegetal-organic, ashless and metal-free. The headquarters is located in Geneva and subsidiaries located in Singapore, London and Brussels with a strategic presence worldwide, Aderco provides rapid response logistics, technical sales and services to ensure outstanding global services to keep your vessels running.

Aderco’s environmentally friendly fuel treatment is for use in any kind of residual, hybrid or distillate fuels (including BIOFUELS, VLSFO & ULSMGO) and is designed to solve fuel-related problems before, during and after combustion. Aderco is the latest generation of fuel treatments, delivering optimum results in terms of efficiency, economy, as well as protecting the environment.

www.aderco.com/

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SYROCO

Syroco is a scientific and technical laboratory that generates innovation through pioneering achievements. By setting goals beyond the limits imposed by current technologies, Syroco designs innovative solutions that can be applied in the industrial field, especially in maritime transportation. With efficient leverage to transfer the results of its research into the economic sphere, Syroco is helping players meet the economic and environmental challenges they face, while generating sustainable operating opportunities and a positive impact on the environment.

www.syro.co

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SWISS SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION

The Swiss Shipowners Association has been created in 1942 and represents the national maritime sector, its members operating more than 90% of the Swiss fleet. This last counts more than 900 ships and ranks n°5 in Europe and n°11 in the world. Being the privileged discussion partner of Swiss authorities, especially Swiss Maritime Navigation Office, Swiss Shipowners Association is member of BIMCO and ICS – International Chamber of Shipping.

www.shipowners.ch

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AFBE (French Association for Electric Boat)

The French Association for Electric Boat was created in 1994 in Bordeaux by partners from different professional backgrounds: academics, researchers, engineers and industrials, anxious to develop the image and the electric boat market in France and abroad.
It groups today 50 partners from France and Europe: Boats builders, solutions providers, institutions, users and passionate individuals. 

 AFBE objectives are to promote the design, construction and use of electrical boat, encourage operators and communities to equip sites and waterways in power stations, promote respect for nature, environment, air and water, establish relationships with counterpart foreign associations, and promote exchanges within the organizations.

www.bateau-electrique.com

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INTERNATIONAL WINDSHIP ASSOCIATION

The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.

www.wind-ship.org

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PROPELLER CLUB

Established in 1983, the Propeller Club of the Port of Geneva has some 160 members, men and women, who benefit from the informal gatherings of the Club to forge new contacts and make new relationships with others involved in the world of the international carriage of goods.

www.propellerclub-gva.ch

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STSA (Swiss Trading & Shipping Association)

The Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA) is a non-profit, non-political Swiss association representing companies active in commodity trading and shipping activities, trade finance and related services. Since its creation in 2014 it acts as the umbrella organisation for the sector in Switzerland, bringing together the 3 regional associations, 190 members and institutions, and over 100 professionals participating in STSA Committees and expert Working Groups.

www.stsa.swiss/