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ACOMM - Association des Capitaines et Officiers de la Marine Marchande
Thought and action for the defence and promotion of merchant navy officers (from student to master) and promotion of the merchant navy. .
An association paving the way for a “Cluster Marétique”, an interest group focused on bringing together digital technology and marine-related activities. @Marrer is a forum for exploring digital solutions for professional stakeholders in the maritime and inland waterway sectors, and organises the SEAGITAL conferences devoted to these solutions.
Association amicale des administrateurs des affaires maritimes AAAAM
The Association of Administrators of Maritime Affairs brings together officers belonging to this profession regardless of their position (active, retired or on secondment). Beyond the mutual exchange of information among its 200 members, the association helps to spread the influence of the French maritime administrations. It also works to ensure that theyare appropriate to the needs of all aspects of the maritime environment. To that end the association publishes (once or twice a year) “RIGEL”, a magazine devoted to legal, administrative and economic developments in the French maritime world. .
Association des anciens élèves de l’École Navale (AEN)
The Association of Naval Academy Graduates helps former Naval Academy graduates in need of assistance, helps retiring offiἀcers ἀnding jobs and maintains friendly links between its 4,000 members.
It aims at promoting the reputation of the Academy and making people more familiar with the Navy and the maritime interests of our country. The association has a website, a quaterly magazine “La Baille”; a yearbook; a yearly prize “The Eric Tabarly Prize”; a prestigious party in the Navy Museum in Paris (“Soirée Bleu Marine”).
Association des Anciens Élèves de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime
Prospect and action plan to preserve a high level of maritime education, always a tune of market reality and associated required competencies.
Cercle de la Mer
The Cercle de la mer was founded in Paris in 1971 with the object of developing interest in maritime matters and related activities. Located on a barge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, between the Iena and Bir Hakeim bridges, the Cercle is an exceptional site.
CCI du Havre
The Chamber of Commerce of Le Havre is a public institution that currently represents around 7,000 industrial, commercial and tertiary service companies situated in a region with 29 municipalities. It is a real driving force for local economic development, and is the hub of a dynamic network acting for the creation and development of companies.
CCI Marseille Provence
Because of its location, the CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) of Marseille Provence is central to the development of the regional and national maritime economy. It assists the 60,000 businesses in its region with formal procedures, it designs and supplies practical tools for them, and helps them to capture international markets and acquire new technology.
Today it intends to become a definitive source of economic reference, capable of mobilising on immediate projects while helping economic stakeholders take advantage of medium and long-term opportunities and cope with future threats.
The Belem Foundation was created in 1980 to preserve T/S Belem, the last 19th century square rigged merchant tall-ship in Europe, as part of France’s National Heritage. As a sail training ship,Belem welcomed 1,133 trainees in 2010, hosted 38 corporate events and organized 36 days of publics visits in 16 differents ports. Belem took part in numerous nautical events and gatherings (Nantes, Rouen, Bordeaux, Lorient, Bayonne, La Rochelle…) in France, but also outside her home country (Dublin, Cowes, Ostende), welcoming over 50,000 visitors on board..
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association is an international network for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. WISTA counts 1,430 members in 30 national WISTA Associations worldwide, thus including WISTA France set up in 2004 under Articles of associations ruled by the law of 1901.
The purposes of the network is to offer to its members renewed professional opportunities, develop their knowledge within the maritime world, promote and support women in maritime professional carees. WISTA France focuses on facilitating contacts between Women with management responsibilities in all sea-related-businesses.
The French Institute of the Sea (IFM) is a non-proἀt making association whose aim is to increase awareness among the French people of the fundamental role of the sea in all fiἀelds and to promote French maritime activities by all available means..
The French Institute of the Sea achieves its goals by lobbying, disseminating information, research, and through activities and actions directed at decision makers and the public in general.
To inform the general public or its more aware readers of the latest sea related news, the maritime sector can count on major newspaper groups such as Infomer (www.infomer.fr) (Ouest-France, Le marin, Cultures Marines, Produits de la Mer…) and equally on smaller, original and highly motivated organisations such as Mer et Marine (www.meretmarine.com) (daily news and features on all of the French maritime players). The IFM also publishes “La Revue Maritime”, established in 1861, the oldest publication in France to do with the sea.
Established in 1906 by H.S.H. Prince Albert I of Monaco, a pioneer of modern oceanography, the Foundation has been working for more than a century to develop and promote knowledge about the oceans. The Foundation comprises two institutions: the “Institut océanographique” in Paris and the “Musée océanographique” in the Principality of Monaco.
Le musée national de la Marine
Marine is the oldest French institution to record this important subject. Temporary exhibitions and interactive programmes enable more than 400,000 visitors every year to discover the historical, economic and sociological effects of maritime adventures from the distant past to the present day.
Together with the French Maritime Cluster, the museum produces the interactive programme “The maritime world today”.
Much more than a mere aquarium, Nausicaa, the French National Sea Experience Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, is a unique place where visitors can discover the marine environment.
At once entertaining, educational and scientiἀc, the Centre derives its originality from its main focus on the relationship between Man and the Sea. 35,000 animals, giant aquariums, 5,000 m² of exhibitions, the very latest technologies and the magic of a breath-taking setting: there’s everything you need to fire your imagination. From April 2011, there’s a new “Island Stories” exhibition with some very special animals and a spectacular layout. This temporary exhibition will be presented for two years.
Charterers and agents:
Among French charterers, the Total (www.total.com - see below), dominates the international market and is ranked 5th among international oil companies by volume. Other companies operate successfully in the freight transport market with, notably, among cement carriers, a major player Ciments Calcia (www.ciments-calcia.fr), and for drybulk the Louis Dreyfus Group.
L’AMCF (Agents Maritimes et Consignataires de France) L’AMCF (Agents Maritimes and Consignataires de France) (Shipping Agents and Freight Forwarders of France) is the outcome of a merger between FACAM and SNAM. The FACAM is a federation of port associations, shipping agents and freight forwarders. SNAM is a syndicate representing shipping agents.
L’Association des utilisateurs de transport de fret (AUTF) Freight Transport Users Association represents the French shipper and numbers among its members, and actively furthers the interests of, several companies of the sector.
Being the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated oil and gas company in the world, Total plays a predominant role in both the French and the International Maritime Industry.
Total is primarily involved in the seaborne transportation of hydrocarbons:
• more than 3,000 voyages carried out annually by the Group’s chartered fleet.
• approximately 120 million tons of hydrocarbons shipped annually.
• a fleet of around 60 vessels under time-charter.
• more than 100 vessels at sea at any given time.
Of the majors, Total is the 4th gas producer worldwide and the 2nd largest player in LNG. The Group employs a Ḁeet of Gas Carrier under time-charter or through its participation in a large number of LNG projects.
Cabinet Gabonais d’expertise maritime : Safety certification of vessels flying the Gabonese Ḁag, legal and technical evaluations.
Collège Européen des Experts Maritimes et Fluviaux
The college, established in 1969, has a membership composed of technicians from all disciplines in the vast maritime and fluvial sectors, who dedicate themselves to upholding the values of independence, competence, and objectivity.
The college is a multidisciplinary professional association. From shipbuilding to infrastructures, taking in the environment, safety and navigation, stowage and cargo surveying, sub-sea works, transport and handling, corrosion and boating: the members of the college, individually or in active cooperation with appropriately qualified members, provide services of expertise, surveying, monitoring, technical analysis or assistance to their public or private clients in the same spirit as when mandated by the Ministry of Justice in a legal context.
The title of expert then assumes its true value in terms of efficiency, objectivity and independence, in keeping with the personal commitment made by each member on joining the CEEMF.
S2F Navispec : Maritime expertise: condition surveys, project & ship management, training, NDT analysis.
Founded in 1975 and with more than 70 active surveyors, its members are professionals whose qualifications, technical skill and marine experience allow them to practise in the surveying fields of commercial shipping, ship building and repair, fishing, yachts and pleasure craft, inland water craft, underwater operations, etc.
Computing and electronic services:
Ariane Marine is a division of Ariane Systems, the world’s leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998, Ariane now has over 1,500 kiosks installed at hotel properties in 15 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilise Ariane’s electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in process.
These include Pullman, Golden Tulip, Holiday Inn, Radisson, Campanile, Ibis, Travelodge and Novotel among others. With the recent formation of Ariane Marine, Ariane is now bringing their proven expertise to the global cruise and ferry market. Based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional ofἀces in the U.K., Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America.
• Our consultants & partners operate with a full range of services for an easy deployment “ready to use” providing with a high return on investment.
• Released in 2011, Artway Process Manager 7© (APM7©) provides with a new user interface, a unique document management, a customizable SQL reporting, an automatic ship-shore synchronization and a new SAAS option (Software As A Service) with Shipbox servers, reducing deployment & operating resources.Our solutions benefit of return of experience with thousand users worldwide. APM7© is also operated in other industry sectors: manufacturing, services…
AXSMarine is one of the leading global providers of online software solutions and databases to the international shipping industry. Since its creation in 2000, AXSMarine’s solutions have been adopted by more than 800 companies worldwide.
Its products deliver noticeable efficiencies to many commercial vessel and cargo chartering processes in Dry, Tanker and Containers. They provide a suite of modules which allow shipping executives to fully analyse their commercial and operational activities.
Because they are Internet-based, services are available from any computer, anywhere; there is almost nothing to download or install. AXSMarine online tools are secure, fast and easy to use. AXSMarine is the ἀrst and only company in the market providing a software system coupled with an in-house database, which makes its product unique and very complete.
MATRA Electronique operates as an equipment manufacturer capable of designing, manufacturing, integrating and performing final acceptance tests on equipment all to customers’ technical speciἀcations.
Its expertise lies in its core business: embedded electronics for defence systems. At present, its customers also belong to other business ἀelds such as commercial and military aeronautics, medical devices and oil and gas research and drilling, which all have in common stringent requirements and very long life cycles.
The leading supplier and developer of a large range of products and IT solutions for the marine industry, Transas Marine International supplies navigation systems, training simulators as well as coastal surveillance systems and crisis management systems to the marine industry worldwide.
Transas Mediterranean SAS, subsidiary based in Sophia Antipolis, is in charge of the group’s businesses in the Mediterranean area, as well as of those in southern Europe and Africa since July 1st 2008.
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