Network via ASBA sponsored social events.

Our Association is unlike most others serving the Maritime Industry. We are uniquely focused and our  Company Membership is restricted to business establishments that are actively and regularly engaged in business as ship brokers or agents operating in the United States or Canada for at least one year.  For companies whose business regularly interfaces with our membership, the Association also extends Affiliate Membership.


Ship Broker – A company who arranges for or negotiates the employment of vessels under bareboat, voyage, or time chartered contracts or who arrange for the buying and selling of ships for unaffiliated principals/companies.
Shipbrokerage in the USA – March 2016

Ship Agents – A person or company who has contact with a shipowning company to perform all acts in connection with a specific transaction. Liner, port, and tramp agents are eligible for membership in ASBA.  ASBA Agent Members must submit all requirements of the ASBA Guidelines for Certification. (See “Becoming An Agent Member” Section)


Affiliate Membersof the Association enjoy all of the same benefits as Company Members with the exception of voting privileges and holding office.


All members enjoy both tangible & intangible benefits
Network via ASBA Sponsored Social Events
Enjoy discounted rates for all ASBA Events, Education and Seminars
For full details – visit Benefits of Membership page
Join our Community of Members

2010 ASBA Dinner Cruise


Dues are paid on the basis of a two-tier membership. Companies with three or more brokers/agents or Affiliate members pay a $800.00 annual dues. Companies with one or two brokers/agents pay a $450.00 annual dues. Dues will be invoiced once the application is approved by the membership and your election to membership is confirmed.


Visit “Becoming a Company, Affiliate or Agent Member” tab found on tool bar on the left of screen.  Print the appropriate membership application and sponsor form.  Check our member roster to identify two Company Members as sponsors.  Forward your completed application and sponsor form to ASBA and your two member sponsors for consideration at our next Board of Directors meeting.

Contact Us with any questions concerning eligibility for membership.

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