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The main goal of the association is to provide ongoing assistance in the fields of sea and river transport, merchant shipping


"Association Purpose"

Representation and protection of the rights and interests of members of the Association in public authorities


"Association Purpose"

Information and legal support for the activities of members of the Association


"Association Purpose"

Support to members of the Association in the fields of sea and river transport, merchant shipping, shipping (including fish / fish preservation, stevedoring), navigation and hydrographic support for navigation, while ensuring the safety of navigation on approaches to seaports



Definition of a development strategy in the fields of sea and river transport, merchant shipping, shipping.


"Association Purpose"

Development and implementation, together with state authorities, of the Concept and Program in the fields of sea and river transport, merchant shipping, shipping


"Association Purpose"

Work with domestic and international organizations and experts on shipping issues


"Association Purpose"

IMA (International Maritime Association)

IMA Guide


  • Agafonikov Ihor Valeriviech

    President of Interational Maritime Association
  • Association activity

    The main goal of the association is to constantly support activities and help members of the International Maritime Association (IMA) in the fields of maritime and river transport, merchant shipping, shipping (including fish / fish protection, port industries), navigation and hydrographic support for navigation, while ensuring the safety of navigation on approaches to seaports, in the areas of environmental protection during the implementation of economic activity and control in sea and river ports, in ship agency services, in the fields of x using ships for the transportation of goods, passengers, baggage and mail, fishing and other marine industries, exploration and mining, towing, icebreaking and rescue operations, cable laying, as well as for other economic, scientific and cultural purposes, forwarding in other related areas.

News of the International Maritime Association (IMA) and partners

  •  Working meeting with veterans of the Black Sea Shipping Company 08.11.2019 Working meeting with veterans of the Black Sea Shipping Company

    On November 8, a meeting was held at the office of the International Maritime Association with veterans of the Black Sea Shipping Company, the Association of Employers of Ukraine, the International Maritime Association, as well as representatives of the International Health Association. As a result of the consultations, the main tasks of the technical council were formulated and issues of interaction between physicians and sea-going ships were agreed.

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  •  The action to return our sailors from Mauritania 03.11.2019 The action to return our sailors from Mauritania

    We receive many appeals from the wives and relatives of the sailors. You can see some on our website

    We consider each letter and make every effort to make the matter as public as possible and bring to the notice of all interested parties. If we do not act in concert or slow down, there will be no results! We urge everyone to participate in our projects in helping sailors. We are preparing the next press conference at which new messages will be highlighted and details about our negotiations with influential representatives of Africa will be reported.

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  •  Large-scale investment forum Invest in Ukraine 29.10.2019 Large-scale investment forum Invest in Ukraine

    Today, October 29, a large-scale investment forum Invest in Ukraine is held in Mariupol with the participation of President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and Prime Minister Alexei Goncharuk. The guests of the large-scale discussion platform are more than 400 representatives of the Ukrainian government and business to discuss the prospects for the development of the region and improve the investment climate of the country.

    Our representative Borschenko Yu.N. actively represented the interests of two associations. He managed to convey our appeals to President Zelensky V.A. and Foreign Minister Vadim Priestayko, who immediately instructed us to join our situation to expedite the return of sailors from Mauritania.

    There is a real hope for the speedy return of our sea workers home.

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  •  Press conference on the Odessa political platform 28.10.2019 Press conference on the Odessa political platform

    On October 28, 2019, a political platform was held with the participation of the International Maritime Association, the Association of Employers of the South of Ukraine and partners. In the course of communication, the directions of the Black Sea fishing port were determined in matters of increasing the potential of Ukraine in the international arena.

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  •  Air on Channel 7 of IMA President Ihor Agafonikov 25.10.2019 Air on Channel 7 of IMA President Ihor Agafonikov

    Today, October 25, Igor Valerievich Agafonikov, President of the International Maritime Association, was on the air of the Live Studio of Channel 7 During the discussion and broadcast, topical issues and problems of the maritime industry in Ukraine were raised.

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