Australian Maritime Safety Authority


Natship is Australia’s annual national shipping industry conference convened by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. This conference focuses on Australia’s shipping industry and provides the opportunity for discussion surrounding its effective management and ongoing sustainability.

Australia is an island nation with responsibility for some sixteen million square kilometres of ocean and a coastline of over 60 thousand kilometres.

Shipping carries ninety-nine per cent of Australia's trade by volume and Australia's shipping task makes up ten per cent of the entire world's seaborne trade: the fourth largest global task. Today, ships move nearly a billion tonnes of iron ore, coal, wheat and other goods in and out of our ports each year - that equates to approximately $200 billion worth of cargo being moved annually around our ports and 14,000 people employed at sea or onshore.

Please see the Natship 12 website for more information.

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