The Bahamas Shipowners Association

The Bahamas Shipowners Association welcomes all to this website and trust you will find it informative and of assistance.

The Bahamas Shipowners Association was inaugurated in London on 11 July 1997 by the then Bahamas Minister of Transport, James F Knowles.

The Association's members have common interests and a common purpose and, having joined, most choose to remain members of this influential and effective body. They pool knowledge and experience, and collectively provide a clear voice in BMA thinking.

The Association's elected Board of Directors is made up of owners from various nations and shipping sectors - ferry and shortsea vessels, cruise ships, reefers, high quality tankers and operators of dry bulk carriers. No group goes unheard or unrepresented. The Board holds regular meetings to review proposals that affect the shipping industry. And delegations from the Association hold their own discussions with the US Coast Guard and the European Commission.

The Association's constitution sets out its objectives and provisions.




An Annual General Meeting of the Association is held in different major port cities worldwide.


For further information please contact the Secretariat on +44 20 7562 1315 if calling outside the UK or 020 7562 1315 in the UK. Facsimile: 020 7614 0665. Email:

Executive Board of Officers

John Adams
Managing Director
Teekay Shipping Glasgow

Deputy Chairman
Chris Oliver
Vice President
Fleet Performance

Anders Brodje

Leon Dorsett

Miss Kendanique Ferguson

Registered Address:
Bahamas Shipowners Association, Manx Corporate Centre, West Bay Street, P.O.Box N-4679, Nassau, Bahamas