The Norwegian Shipowners´Association - Brazil, “Associação Brasileira dos Armadores Noruegueses”, ABRAN, is a Brazilian non profit civil association created in 2013, by Norwegian shipping companies and the Norwegian Shipowners Association, NSA, to foment the coordination of Norwegian shipowners in Brazil and to foster a sustainable and profitable business environment within the country.

ABRAN was born to be a meeting place to Norwegian shipping companies in Brazil, dedicated to promote actions to increase the competitiveness, support the training of a specialized work force to the maritime sector in Brazil, propose and promote initiatives that are compatible to the interests of ABRAN’s members. Hence, ABRAN will support participating members’ interests in defined areas and also assist in coordinating common issues in support of and collaboration with local organizations.

Our Mission:

ABRAN’s mission statement is: To represent NSA, coordinate and defend interests of its members in Brazil

Our vision:

to be recognized in the next 10 years as trustful and reliable organization representing NSA, coordinating and defending interests of its members with integrity and responsibility, fostering a sustainable and profitable Brazilian business environment

Our core values:

Integrity, responsibility, safety, competence and leadership.

Our policies:

Integrity. ABRAN’s actions shall always be honest, fair, respecting and complying with all sets of laws, rules and norms.

Reliability. ABRAN shall be identified, by its members and the industry, as an important and reliable association with coherent and trustful positions.

Responsibility. ABRAN shall support initiatives towards developing competence of workforce, increase safety, and enhance and foster environmental consciousness.

Sustainability. ABRAN shall support initiatives towards sustainable developing the shipping industry.

Vibrant. ABRAN shall be a vibrant organization which promotes the shipping industry to the stakeholders and young generation, encouraging initiatives in schools and universities.


The objectives of ABRAN are:

(i) To represent the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, towards institutions, associations, companies, other private, public entities, symposia, seminars and national forums;

(ii) To coordinate and defend the interests of its members before institutions, associations, companies and other private and public entities;

(iii) Promote and promote initiatives to promote and disseminate good practices adopted by members, especially related to: innovation, new technologies, safety, standardization of procedures, cost reduction, operating techniques and training of labor;

(iv) To promote actions of approximation between Brazil and Norway in the field of the maritime and offshore industry, aiming at the search of synergies and the sustainable development of the sector;

(v) Promote and support initiatives aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the maritime and offshore industry, enhancing the clarity, predictability and transparency of the Brazilian legal and regulatory framework;

(vi) Support for training and training of skilled labor for employment in the maritime sector in Brazil; and

(vii) Promotion and defense of initiatives that are aligned with the interests of ABRAN members.