Welcome to the new era in European ship supply!

It is a distinct privilege to welcome you to the webpage of OCEAN.

W. Sump - OCEAN Chair Here you will find all the relevant information about our organization, our industry, and the European policy environment in which our industry operates. I am especially proud of the regular news Articles written by our membership, covering a wide range of exciting topics. They keep you informed about our vibrant industry, what we do and who we are. What's even better, as our webpage is mobile-enabled, you can read about OCEAN anywhere, anytime.

Happy Surfing!

W. Sump


OCEAN requests EU to keep our ships stocked
 Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the EU’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the European Ship Suppliers Organization

20.01.2020 | Dirk Cupido, Vice-Chair
OCEAN is honoured to be named a valued Supporting Organisation
An important part of OCEAN’s role in representing your interests as members, is working with the various regulatory bodies in Brussels so we are delighted to have been named as a valued Supporting Organisation for the forthcoming European Shipping Week 2020 (ESW2020) that will be held in Brussels in the week of Feb 17 to 21. OCEAN Vice-President D. Cupido reflects on this extraordinary event. 

They sit down for a tell all interview on a broad range of ship supply matters
In 2019, the leadership team of OCEAN was renewed. First, S. Moloney took over as Administrative Secretary General working from the UK. Next, K. Maier became new Secretary General for the Brussels office. In November, the new Chair W. Sump and Vice-Chair D. Cupido were elected. Time to sit down with all four and have a chat.

02.11.2019 | ISSA
The speech of the Secretary-General of the IMO will be a true highlight
S. Al Malik, ISSA President reflects on why attending ISSA64 Convention and Trade Exhibition next month is crucial for European Ship Suppliers.

29.10.2019 | Mr Suokari
Mr Suokari, OCEAN Board member from Finland, reports from NEVA 2019 Exhibition and Trade Fair
The Finnish Ship Suppliers Association visited St. Petersburg in September. The primary purpose of the trip was to visit the NEVA 2019 Exhibition and Trade Fair, which ws celebrating 31 Years Development of the Russian Commercial Maritime Industries from 21 - 24 September 2021.

12.10.2019 | F. A. Pinto
A look back to 2019 and a look forward to 2020
F.A. Pinto took over the chairmanship of the OCEAN’s Working Group on Customs and Taxation in 2019. He reflects on why the work of this specialized group is more important today than ever before.  


German W Sump elected new OCEAN Chair, and Dutch D. Cupido elected new Vice-Chair
 The OCEAN Board, at its meeting in Brussels on 11 October 2019, elected W. Sump, Vice-Chair of the German Verband Deutscher Schiffsausrüster e.V. of the as new Chair of OCEAN. 

20.05.2019 | OCEAN Chair
OCEAN chairman encourages EU ship suppliers to VOTE in the European elections
 The Chairman of OCEAN has a clear message to all EU shipsuppliers: VOTE in the European Elections!

05.04.2019 | Elaborate Communications Ltd
Issue 80
 The Ship Supplier is published regularly by ISSA, with valuable information for ship suppliers, ship owners, ship managers and all those involved in supplying ships

20.03.2019 | Representative of ANPAN to OCEAN
The role of the National Association of Italian ship chandlers and maritime catering companies in Europe.
 (Associazione Nazionale Provveditori Appaltatori Navali), the National Association of Italian ship chandlers and maritime catering companies, was established in 1971 thanks to the vision of the pioneers of the modern ship supply business in Italy.

05.02.2019 | S. Moloney, Secretary of ISSA
Shipping is entering an interesting phase with smart technology and the drive for greater efficiencies influencing how shipowners and managers react to market conditions. While ship recycling levels work to tackle the tonnage supply/demand imbalance, shipowners are still under pressure to drive costs down and maximise every opportunity to make profit.