20th Member Association Accredited to FONASBA Quality Standard

FONASBA’s Executive Committee this week approved the Quality Standard criteria proposed by its Moroccan member APRAM and so the association becomes the 20th to achieve the Standard. This is a significant milestone in adoption of the programme and one which was warmly welcomed by the entire membership. To mark this 20th accreditation, the attached press release (here) has today been issued by the Federation.

Recognised by BIMCO, Intercargo and INTERTANKO, the Standard is now accredited toFONASBA’s member associations in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain and the USA. Nearly 300 companies in those associations have now been approved under the programme The FONASBA Quality Standard has been awarded to independent agents operating in only one or two ports as well as those with country-wide networks.

FONASBA’s remaining member associations are being encouraged to adopt the Standard in order to allow ship owners and operators to utilise Quality Standard approved agents in as many ports as possible.