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Profile of registrant

World Shipping Council

Identification number in the register: 32416571968-71
Registration date: 07/07/09 17:36:17

The information on this organisation was last modified on 10/06/14 13:40:01
The date of the last annual update was 10/06/14 13:40:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: World Shipping Council
Acronym: WSC
Legal status: Non-profit corporation, organized under the laws of Washington, D.C.
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Chris Koch
Position: President and CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Lars Kjaer
Position: Vice President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1156 15th Street Suite 300
Washington D.C. 20005
Telephone number: (+1) 2025891230
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: World Shipping Council
Avenue des Gaulois 34
1040 Brussels

Tel. (+32)27342267

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The World Shipping Council comprises 29 members representing approximately 90 percent of the global liner vessel capacity and transporting approximately 130 million TEU annually. Its goal is to provide a coordinated voice for the liner shipping industry in its work with policymakers and other industry groups with an interest in international transportation.
Through its permanent office in Brussels established in 2007, the World Shipping Council partners with the relevant institutions in the European Union. Its objective is to improve understanding of the liner shipping industry among EU decision makers in order to ensure the efficiency of EU decisions impacting the liner shipping industry. Much of the permanent office's activity is devoted to the development of new EU customs regulations that enhance cargo security without impeding the flow of legitimate cargo.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The permanent office's activity has been devoted primarily to the development of the new EU cargo security regulations. It is also the contact point for EU competition law relating to the liner shipping industry. In addition, it is involved in various transportation and environmental issues at the European level.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Customs
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 08/2012 - 07/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: