The Association was formed in 1955. ISSA is the international association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers throughout the world.
We have 40 national associations of ship suppliers as full ISSA members and associate members in 51 other countries where no national association exists.
ISSA members have to undergo a rigorous vetting procedure before gaining admittance. Our members and the goods and services they offer can be found in every major port in the world.
Ship supply is recognised as very much a “relationship” business. To ensure fair trading and best practice ISSA has developed a set of Conditions, which form the basis of any supply contract. To strengthen the relationship between ship supplier and buyer still further, ISSA drew up a Code of Ethics, which Members abide by to ensure the highest standards are applied in day-to-day operations.