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World Shipping Council

Identification number in the register: 32416571968-71
Registration date: 07/07/2009 17:36:17

The information on this entity was last modified on: 11/03/2015 17:23:34
The date of the last annual update was: 11/03/2015 17:23:34
Next update due latest on: 11/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

World Shipping Council


Non-profit corporation, organized under the laws of Washington, D.C.

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

15th Street, 1156
Suite 300
Washington D.C. 20005

(+1) 2025891230

Avenue des Gaulois 34
Brussels B1040

(+32) 27342267

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Chris Koch

President and CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Lars Kjaer

Vice President

    Goals / remit

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.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

- 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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1   50%: 1  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Competition
  • Customs
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

08/2013  -  07/2014

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    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: