Mission and vision


The RBSA proactively looks after the common interests of all shipowners and ships’ managers established in Belgium and involved in international maritime transport by sea. The association plays a dynamic role in promoting the sector as attractive employer and gives its members operational support and clarification concerning fiscal, social, environmental and maritime legislation. For this purpose, the RBSA collaborates closely with all relevant national and international parties.


As Belgium’s maritime knowledge centre, the RBSA is determined to play a pioneering role in the sustainable expansion and long-term growth of the sector of international maritime transport by sea. In its role of forward-looking opinion maker, the RBSA wants to serve as the ideal discussion partner for all parties concerned.