Background & Role
Malaysia Shipowners' Association (MASA) was established in 1976 with the main objective of protecting and promoting the interest of Malaysian shipowners. As the only national industry organization representing shipowners in the country, the Malaysia Shipowners' Association (MASA) has a central role to play in the development of the shipping industry in the country. MASA has taken this role seriously and often played key roles in highlighting issues aimed at enhancing and strengthening the development of national shipping industry.
MASA: National Role
MASA maintains and enjoys close rapport and links with the relevant government agencies, including the Marine Department and Maritime Division in the Ministry of Transport.
- Member of the Domestic Shipping Licensing Board (DSLB)
- Represented in a number of port consultative committees - Johor Port, Klang Port Authority, Kuching Port Authority and Sg Udang Port.
- Member of the Cluster Group for Marine Transport under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
- Member of Malaysian Logistics Council.
- Member of Federal Light Dues Board.
MASA: Regional Role
- MASA is a founding member of the Association of the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners' Association (FASA) and plays an active part in regional activities and projects.
- MASA is also an active member of the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA)
Vision & Mission
To be the leading organisation for promoting the viable and effective growth of the Malaysian shipping industry, supporting the national aspiration to be a major maritime nation.
- To protect and promote the interests of members
- To assist in the development of the Malaysian maritime industry
- To collaborate in efforts towards the continuous improvement of maritime standards for mutual benefit