Founded in 1975 it is clearly a professional, non profit-making, organisation which has as targets:
-The coordination of certain actions in order to protect its members' benefits.
-The promotion and improvement of the right functioning of the Hellenic Shipbrokers' profession.
-The coordination and development of Shipping subjects in combination with the Ministry of Merchant Marine, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, the Union of Greek Shipowners, the Greek Agents Associations etc.

Our Association established in Piraeus 1975 and counts approximately 350 members.
The main activities of our members are Chartering and Sale and Purchase.

The Hellenic Shipbrokers' Association (H.S.A),has always been interested in the
continuous education of its members. Although the educational level of the last
decades is already very high.
Particularly the education of the Great Majority members of the recent years are
at least of Shipping University or very often Master's level .

The Association, thanks to the support of its members, is very active in offering
the opportunity for additional and update knowledge in depth (Gnosis) to the
younger Shipbrokers and in general to the Piraeus Shipping Community.

We have two targets on educational matters.
The first is the continuous education of all our members and in this respect we
organize lectures or short seminars on interesting shipping matters and quite
frequently invite distinguished speakers from all over the world to update our
knowledge. These lectures are not only attended by the Broker-members but also
by the whole Piraeus Shipping Community, namely Ship-owners, Shipping
lawyers,Charterers,Shipping Bankers, Shipping University Professors etc.
keeping also our members on an up-dated position.

Our second target on education is the new generation.
During the past 5 years, HSA has been organizing Seminars, on practical subjects
addressed to young members, non members, as well as to shipping students, with
great success and attendance.
These seminars are lectured by experienced Shipbrokers, giving the means to the
participants to combine their theoretical knowledge with the practice. The
seminars are governed by the wise saying "the highest, the most sacred form of
theory is practice itself' (N.Kazantzakis).

In fact we strongly believe that 'AN EDUCATED COMPETITOR IS A FAIR COMPETITOR'.

As a result of the above we are proud to state that Greece is the country which
is today "exporting" efficient Shipbrokers all over the world.
It is also the result of all above that we organized very successfully the "1st
GLOBAL SHIPBROKERS FORUM" during "Piraeus 2001".

We are also in position now to declare that last year’s announcement is now a reality.
That is the new certificate called "Shipbroking Gnosis Certificate" (S.G.C.).
The Association will award this Certificate after Examinations in English
and practical training.
The Education committee already started lectures and seminars which will assist the
candidates to receive the necessary practical knowledge.
Speakers in these seminars are highly experienced Shipbrokers , members of our Association.
This certificate is specialized in "Dry Cargo Chartering", "Tankers Chartering" and
"Ships Sale and Purchase".

Due to the needs of the Hellenic Maritime Society, we just established an advisory body
consisting of internationally known and accepted shipbrokers, members of our association
only, named “SHIPPING AGREEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE“ which will be consulting the State as
well as individuals on practical issues related to Charter Parties, M.O.A.’s etc.