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Organization:IMA accreditated by the International Accreditation Service (IAS)

IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations. IAS is a subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC), a leader in building safety, and professional association that develops the International Codes.

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Organization:IMA accreditated by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is the voice of the European shipping industry. Founded in 1965 as “Comité des Associations d’Armateurs des Communautés Européennes (CAACE)”, ECSA promotes the interests of 20 member associations of the EU, the UK and Norway. ECSA strives for a regulatory environment that fosters the international competitiveness of European shipping. ECSA has a Board of Directors, four specialised committees, a number of working groups and task forces, targeting specific issues, and a permanent secretariat based in Brussels.


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Organization:NAMS Global

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities. NAMSGlobal’s membership is international and its Certified Marine Surveyor members carry the NAMS-CMS designation after their names. From pleasure boats & yachts to commercial ships, NAMSGlobal marine surveyor members survey new and used vessels to determine their condition and value. NAMSGlobal surveyor members also survey cargo, machinery, docks, wharfs, marinas, and handling equipment related to the marine industry.


Organization:IMA accreditated by the Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA)

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association was founded in 1909. Almost all shipowners operating vessels under the Belgian flag are RBSA members. Our mission is: to defend the common interests of all shipowners under the Belgian flag, and to represent them in dealing with the authorities and the social partners.

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BIMCO which was founded under the title of “The Baltic and White Sea Conference” in Copenhagen in 1905 was the first organisation to see the benefit in joining forces with other countries to secure better deals and standard agreements in shipping. As the organisation grew and became more international it was renamed -The Baltic and International Maritime Council –and at present day – simply BIMCO. BIMCO is now the world’s largest international shipping association, with more than 2,200 members globally. They provide a wide range of services to their global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO is also recognised worldwide for the clarity, consistency and certainty of its standard maritime contracts. Our aim is to produce flexible commercial agreements that are fair to both parties. BIMCO work with industry experts to produce modern contracts tailored to specific trades and activities.


The International Maritime Academy is worldwide organisation that offers an extensive range of maritime training courses with a combination of flexibility, support, and expertise in the maritime industry.

The IMA eLearning institute recognises that a strictly structured, tightly framed environment like that of a traditional university or classroom setting is not the most suitable for the fast-paced, dynamic and progressive life and busy schedules of maritime industry workers.

Unlike a normal classroom, eLearning offers a flexible and informal educational environment tailor-made for professional development. The IMA eLearning Institute offers well-developed courses, from beginner to advanced to niche, for the Marine and Shiping professionals.

In the past few years, The International Maritime Academy has successfully offered the most dynamic and ingenious training courses for thousands of international participants, thanks to our education team that gathered experts in their field who managed to provide assistance; responding to the aspirations of our professional trainees; helping them to improve themselves.

Improve yourself today and watch the results. Invest in your own human capital, that of your own, and of your team. Invest in your own future, and help improve those around you.