About The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association

The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association is a non-profit organisation representing Norwegian shipbroking companies. Our aim is to promote the interests of Norwegian shipbrokers. Our members are engaged in all aspects of shipbroking, port- and liner agency. The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association is member of FONASBA and BIMCO. The Association was founded in 1919.

The Board of Directors can be found here.


Our members are primarily engaged in all aspects of ship broking, port- and liner agency. In order to find business partners among our members, please click on here. There you will be able to find potential business partners by searching our membership database. The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association has a Code of Conduct for our members, and we strongly recommend that clients use our members as business partners in Norway.


The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association has developed a Memorandum of Agreement for sale & purchase of ships, code-named Saleform. This is one of the most used documents for sale & purchase of ships today.


The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association is the Distant Learning Centre for the TutorShip program in Norway, a program that is internationally considered to be one of the best shipping education programs available.

FONASBA Quality Standard

FONASBA has developed a quality standard program for shipbrokers and agents to help identify companies that are well-founded and have a demonstrable and tangible commitment to quality. Companies that are granted the Standard shall be entitled to demonstrate the award by using the FONASBA Quality Standard logo on their stationery and to describe themselves as a FONASBA Quality Approved company. FONASBA will produce annually a list of those companies that have been awarded the Standard and this list shall be circulated to the FONASBA member associations and to such other external organisations as the FONASBA Executive Committee shall from time to time determine appropriate. Companies awarded the FONASBA Quality Standard shall be subject to at least a biennial audit by their own national association or, in the case of an Associate, Club or Candidate member, by the FONASBA Secretariat.

Code of Conduct

FONASBA has as one of its primary objectives, the promotion among its members of a fair and equitable practice of the professions of ship broker and agent. FONASBA is urging all national associations to achieve and maintain the highest professional standards, encourages any association wishing to do so to avail itself of the possibility of seeking official approval of its government. FONASBA has for that purpose laid down the following Code of Conduct that The Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association has adopted.

FONASBA’s Anti-Trust/Competition Law Compliance Statement

All agenda and minutes of meetings shall confirm that the meetings have been conducted in accordance with FONASBA’s Anti-trust/Competition Law Guidelines;

Neither FONASBA nor its members shall engage in any discussions on or agree upon:

Standard Clause:

This meeting was undertaken in compliance with FONASBA’s Anti-Trust and Competition Policy and at no time were any discussions undertaken in relation to: fixing of terms, prices or rates, matters relating to particular customers or suppliers, boycotting or black listing particular customers or suppliers, dividing markets or customers or otherwise seeking to distort competition.

Anti-Trust/Competition Law Compliance Statement

It is a clearly stated policy of FONASBA that it, and its member associations, are committed to promoting and maintaining fair and equitable practices in the global ship broking and ship agency sectors, and to adhering to all applicable laws which regulate FONASBA, and its members’, activities in these markets. These laws include, but are not limited to, the anti-trust and or competition laws of the United States, the European Union and other nations as a means of preserving and promoting competition and of protecting the public from monopolistic and other restrictive trade practices. In view of the foregoing, therefore, all of FONASBA’s activities will be conducted in compliance with its Anti-trust/Competition Law Guidelines.

These statements apply to FONASBA as an organisation, and also to its member associations during such times as they are engaged in the activities of FONASBA. They shall not, however, be construed as applying to, binding or in any way relating to the actions, communications and other activities undertaken by FONASBA member associations out with the aforesaid FONASBA activities and FONASBA cannot be held liable for any actions so taken by its members. It shall be the responsibility of individual member associations to put in place their own anti-trust/competition compliance regimes and to ensure compliance therewith.

Anti-Trust/Competition Law Guidelines

Within the context stated above, FONASBA, its membership and staff are committed to free competition and as a consequencewill comply with all the aforesaid anti-trust/competition laws as they apply to all the activities the Federation, its membership and staff shall from time to time undertake.

Accordingly, all FONASBA meetings, including the Annual General Meeting, Council and Executive Committee meetings, as well as those of subsidiary committees, the ECASBA Advisory Panel, working groups, regional range committees and other bodies established by FONASBA shall be conducted in accordance with these guidelines.

All publications produced by FONASBA shall conform to these guidelines

All advice/information given to members by FONASBAstaff shall be in conformity with these guidelines.

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