We are the united voice of international liner shipping.

What we believe in.




We find new solutions and opportunities based on knowledge and experience.




We are committed to building trust through transparency and honesty.




We seek connections, start conversations and build relationships for global impact.

Our team.

We are an experienced and dedicated team, with deep background in container and roro shipping. World Shipping Council is growing, and we currently have offices in Washington, Brussels, London and Singapore.


Our board.

Our work is coordinated through subject-matter Councils and working groups made up of member representatives, with strategic direction set by the Board. All member companies may appoint a representative on CEO level to the WSC Board.

Meet our members

A.P. Møller-Maersk (including Maersk Line, Hamburg Sud, Safmarine, SeaLand) - China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd.(COSCO) including OOCL - CMA CGM Group (including ANL, APL, Containerships ) - Crowley - Evergreen Marine Corporation - Hapag-Lloyd AG - HMM Co., Ltd. - Independent Container Line (ICL) - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) - Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd. (KMTC) - Matson, Inc. - Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) - NYK Line (NYK) - Ocean Network Express (ONE) - Pacific International Lines (PIL) - X-Press Feeders - Wan Hai Lines Ltd. - Wallenius Wilhelmsen - Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation - Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. - Swire Shipping


Our identity.

Our visual identity centres on a simple, clean, and bold wordmark built on the dualistic approach of looking at the globe and the ocean as one. We start with the round shape of the globe and put the Ocean at the centre in the form of an abstract wave. The round shape can also be seen as a porthole, highlighting the seafarer perspective and our focus on safety and security.