An Arbitration Platform
for the Maritime Ecosystem

The SCMA provides a framework for maritime arbitration
specifically tailored to the needs of the maritime community.
Since our inception in 2009, our users hail from all sectors
of the maritime community. All sectors of the maritime
community are treated equally as all sectors are users of SCMA.



NEWS AND EVENTS
27Jan
Webinar: SCMA Rules 4th Edition
Webinar on 27 January 2022
15Dec
Announcement
New Admissions to Panel of Arbitrators
1Dec
Launch of SCMA Rules 4th Edition
SCMA is pleased to announce the launch of the 4th edition of SCMA Arbitration Rules which will apply to all arbitrations commencing on and after 1 January 2022.   
25Nov
Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Maritime Sector
Webinar on 25 November 2021
22Oct
SCMA 2021 Maritime Enforcement Series
9Sep
Opening Remarks
by Mr. Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law 
21Oct
Announcement
Appointment of Administrator
28Sep
[Webinar] Pandemic Disruptions to International Trade and Shipping: What are Your Rights and Liabilities
WHY SCMA
COST
EFFECTIVENESS
No filing, administration, or management fees. Parties are
free to negotiate and agree an arbitrator’s fee.
DISTINGUISHED
PANEL OF
MARITIME EXPERTISE
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FLEXIBILITY
Our model means that disputants are given all the tools they need to self-administer their arbitration with the option of services provided by SCMA’s dedicated Secretariat. 
ROBUST, SPECIALIZED 
RULES
Responsive to the needs of its users. Specialized procedures for bunker claims, collisions, and other smaller disputes. Arb-med-arb protocol available.
EASE OF USE
SCMA and Singapore are the default choices for dispute resolution under the Singapore Ship Sale Form and in the Singapore Standard Code of Practice for Bunkering. Also listed as one of the default choices for arbitration in BIMCO’s Law and Arbitration Clause 2020 and the NYPE Time Charter 2015. Parties are free to choose any governing law.
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