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
11Jan
SCMA Perspectives Series: Tonnage Limit
1Dec
SCMA Perspectives Series: Cross-Border Insolvency and Maritime Law
15Nov
SCMA Networking Reception 2022
Held on 15 Nov 2022 at Maxwell Chambers, Rooms 301 & 302
14Nov
SCMA Perspectives Series: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration
27Sep
SIBCON 2022
SIBCON is the world’s largest and most influential marine fuel event. Taking place at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore on 4 - 7 Oct 2022.
31Aug
Mediation of Shipping and International Trade Disputes
Webinar on 31 August 2022, 10am - 11.30am. Part of Singapore Convention Week 2022.
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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