World Shipping Council
Non-profit corporation, organized under the laws of Washington, D.C.
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15th Street, 1156
Washington D.C. 20005
Avenue des Gaulois 34
Mr Chris Koch
President and CEO
Mr Lars Kjaer
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.
- Implemetation of the Union Customs Code
- Implementation of the EU Reporting Formalities directive 2010/65/EC
- Revision of Regulation 515/97/EC
- 2015 Review of the EU Maritime Strategy.
- Establishment of an EU Maritime Space without barriers
- Blue Belt project / reduction of administrative burdens for maritime carriers.
Supporting Organisation of the European Shipping Week (2-6 March 2015:
WSC Brochure 'Liner Shipping' an introduction and key facts:
WSC Positions and Statements concerning UCC Implementation and Directive 2010/65/EC can be found at:
E032593 - Expert Group on Maritime Administrative Simplification and Electronic Information Services
E03110 - Customs Business Group
E02134 - Trade Contact Group
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.
In the last two years the WSC has responded to two EC public consultations:
1. Public Consultation on the European Union e-Freight Initiative
26.10.2012 to 31.01.13
2. Draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 906/2009 on Liner Shipping Consortia as regards its period of application
27.02.2014 to 31.03.2014
100%: 1 50%: 1
|No accredited persons|
08/2013 - 07/2014
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
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: