About Us

About Us

Promoting Maritime Employer Interests

The Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF) was formed on 26 August 1955. It is registered as a Trade Union under the Singapore Trade Unions Act. The primary objective of the Federation is to promote and protect the general interests of its members who are maritime employers. The SMEF’s important role is to establish good industrial relations between the maritime employers and the seafarers whom they employ on board their ships. The SMEF is a non-profit making organization, funded by annual subscriptions from its members.

Membership is open to all ship-management and crew-management companies.

Our Statement of Purpose

SMEF provides a unified and influential forum for supporting and promoting the interests of the ship management industry.

Our Statement of Direction

We aspire to be a more effective and respected maritime employers’ federation in Singapore with over 40 company members by 2013.

Our Main Strategies