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
28Sep
[Webinar] Pandemic Disruptions to International Trade and Shipping: What are Your Rights and Liabilities
9Sep
Opening Remarks
by Mr. Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law 
9Sep
[Webinar] Hybrid Dispute Resolution Mechanisms as the Wave of the Future: Perspectives from Singapore as a Maritime Hub
8Sep
New admissions to the SCMA Panel of Arbitrators
SCMA is pleased to announce 15 new admissions to the SCMA Panel of Arbitrators
2Sep
Announcement
Launch of the Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Program (MAAP) by the SCMA
31Aug
SCMA Arb-Med-Arb Protocol
Flyer on SCMA Arb-Med-Arb Protocol
1Jul
Recent Developments in Maritime Law & Arbitration – Views from England & Singapore
17Jun
SCMA-ICS SG Legal & Commercial Perspectives
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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