The World Wide Ship Agency Association (WWSA) was set up in 2007 as a co-operative of professionals who wanted to present solutions to the globalization of shipping services. They are a forum of highly reputable shipping agents who through exchange of information and mutual support, strive to anticipate the ship owner’s requirements and deliver an efficient and competitive service. The members are all independent companies, in some cases managed by their owners. Membership is very selective and they take care through annual screenings every company has to undergo, that members are and remain not only financially healthy, but also that they naturally respect business ethics and that they are adequately insured for professional liabilities.
Although international by nature, WWSA is in fact a conglomeration of local expertise because each associate brings a wealth of local experience to the association. This expertise is manifested in all shipping sectors, including conventional and project cargoes; containerization; tankers, cruise liners, RoRo and offshore sectors. This, in return, gives to the client of WWSA linearity and total coverage which a single shipping agent on his own is not able to deliver.
Nowadays WWSA is represented by its members in over 40 different countries. For further information with regard to their association and the countries they cover please visit their website www.wwsa.info.