The Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS) has joined the ranks of Shipping Australia. 

AIMS, founded in 1986, is the peak industry body for surveyors in our region and it is the largest marine surveyor association in the Southern Hemisphere. 

AIMS members are qualified and experienced in their profession and membership of the AIMS means being committed to, and demonstrating, the core values of talent, integrity and excellence in all that they do as surveyors. 

The AIMS now represents more than 80% of the commercial marine surveyors in Australia and has members in all States and Territories and in most of Australia ports. It also has members in New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific, as well as in other parts of the world.  

AIMS CEO Susan Hull said AIMS fully embraces opportunities for working together to improve shipping standards is  

“We are excited to be a part of the SAL team and to work with them to provide additional benefits and services to members and the shipping industry,” she said. 

We hope to contribute positively across the many areas of common interest and particularly in the cargo sector. The team at SAL, with their shipping expertise, combined with the specialised skills of the marine survey sector bodes well for the industry at large and we welcome this alliance and look forward to a future of mutual co-operation”. 

Shipping Australia CEO Melwyn Noronha said every new member adds to the strength of Shipping Australia. 

“The AIMS and its members bring additional skills, expert insight and marine surveying experience to Shipping Australia, which will be of benefit to all of our members,” he said. 

“And, given the commonality of our interests in resolving the seafarer crisis, promoting safety and the protection of the marine environment, it is a natural fit. We look forward to engaging with the AIMS in a mutually beneficial relationship.” 

The Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS) was established in 1986. Its core objectives are: 

  • To research, improve and promote the specialised discipline of marine surveying through the delivery of processes and resources to support those involved in the industry; 
  • To work with government at all levels to ensure that the interests and livelihoods of those persons working within the Marine Survey industry are protected; 
  • To provide consumers with sufficient information and ensure that the marine survey industry itself is represented in regard to the public decision-making process; 
  • To provide educational resources for all people engaged in or wanting to join the profession and to improve and enhance the future of the industry.