Maritime Partners

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) has strategic links with a number of maritime organisations and charities. 

Maritime UK brings together the shipping, ports and maritime business services sectors in the UK to speak with a single voice on key strategic and practical issues of joint interest.
The Maritime Foundation promotes Britain’s interests across the entire maritime sector. Its purpose is to inform and raise public and parliamentary awareness of the importance of Britain’s maritime industries, commerce and defence through education, training and research, as well as through the Foundation’s annual Maritime Media Awards.
The Challenger Society for Marine Science is the UK learned society for the interdisciplinary subject of marine science. It advances the study of marine science through research and education, and encourages two way collaboration between the research base and industry.
Mercy Ships is an international charity that provides free medical and humanitarian services to the people of Africa using its hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.
Founded in 1856, and funded entirely by voluntary donations, today’s Mission to Seafarers offers emergency assistance and support, and a friendly welcome to crews visiting some 250 ports around the world.
Seafarers UK is the new name for King George’s Fund for Sailors, which has been helping seafarers since 1917. It is an umbrella organisation that awards grants to other maritime charities.
Formed in 1387 as a Trade Guild to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London, the Shipwrights have a long standing commitment to support education and charity in the maritime sector, with initiatives such as the Queen’s Silver Medal Award and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme.
Sailors’ Society is an international charity working in ports across the world. Our chaplains help seafarers and their families with welfare and practical support. We visit ships in ports and talk with seafarers away from home for up to a year at a time; we help them get in touch with much missed loved ones and access medical treatment; we liaise with frightened families when seafarers are kidnapped by terrorists or imprisoned and we build homes and schools and provide grants to bring hope and security to seafaring communities.
Mersey Maritime is the sector representative body for the Maritime Sector and related industries on Merseyside
A major provider of education and training
International membership body and learned society for marine professionals
The British Ports Association represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies.
Trade association representing most of the larger commercial ports in the UK
International representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships with a range of activities and publishing as well as being an NGO with consultative status at the IMO
Professional society, providing an internationally recognised  professional qualification and supporting its members in their professional development