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The United Nations special agency responsible for the improvement of maritime safety and prevention of pollution from ships.

The IACS site has links to all members (ABS, LR etc) plus features including its White List of vessels compliant with the International Safety Management Code.

An independent commission set up to enquire into and report on means of combating sub-standard shipping.

Casualty statistics including bulk and combined carriers.

World steel production statistics regularly updated plus world steel industry news.

Information and statistics on the global steel industry from the information arm of the UK steel industry.

World Economic Outlook updated quarterly plus specific topics and country and regional studies.

The UNCTAD site with links to all UNCTAD units plus world trade and development bodies such as The World Bank and The World Trade Organisation.

One of the world’s largest shipbrokers with activities in many maritime sectors. Look for the weekly Dry Bulk Newsletter (shipping and freight rate trends, fleet statistics etc). Many other features including Annual Review of Shipping and Shipbuilding.

The unique, searchable database of safety related information on the world’s merchant fleet established under the auspices of the European Commission and the Paris MoU. Ship casualty and detention statistics may be accessed free of charge (for the present) although users are required to complete a registration form.

Canadian government organisation responsible for maritime safety. Note bulk carrier inspection programme.

UK agency for maritime policy, bulk carrier design and suitability issues as well as marine environment / cargo residues issues.

Includes Port State Control and detention statistics.

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. Includes detention statistics.