About Us


CROATIAN SHIPOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION MARE NOSTRUM was founded on 5 February 1991 on the initiative of 14 shipping companies under the name Mare Nostrum – Croatian maritime shipping company with limited liability.  It acted as a company until 2000 when it was transformed into an association.

Presently Mare Nostrum assembles eleven members – the leading Croatian shipping companies who manage 127 vessels with a total of  1.485.884 GT and 2.366.864 DWT.

Croatian Register of Shipping is an associate member of Mare Nostrum.

Shipping is one of the most important maritime economy sectors, therefore the Association acts as a natural forum for “Blue Cluster” members, a central point for discussion and reflection on all relevant issues regarding the development of the shipping and related industries.

Shipping one of the most important sectors of the maritime economy, so the natural association gathering forum for "Blue Cluster", a central point for reflection and discussion on all relevant issues of development of the shipping industry and related industries.

The purpose of the Association is to create favourable business conditions and to promote the interests of the Croatian shipping companies before proper national authorities, in cooperation with similar associations, before the authorities of the European Union.  

The aim of the Association is to create favourable business conditions and promote the interests of Croatian shipping company before the competent national authorities, in cooperation with similar associations, before the bodies of the European Union.

The Association participates in the drafting of the national maritime affairs legislation and implementation of the international standards in particular with regards to the International Maritime Organization- IMO and to International Labour Organization -ILO.

As the shipowners’ association, Mare Nostrum is a responsible social partner in negotiations with the trade unions and relevant government bodies.

Mare Nostrum is a member of ECSA. (The European Community Shipowners' Associations)

Within the tab ''Statistics'', you can find latest fleet structure of CSA Mare Nostrum members.

News and events

Merry Christmas and Happy 2021!


Investigating the carbon intensity of ferries

Ferry emissions are over-proportional with respect to the number of these ships. Half of the European ferry emissions stem from the Mediterranean, this largely reflecting a greater number of ships operating in this sea. Which factors affects ferry carbon intensity and energy efficiency? New insights and perspective from a study realized by the CMCC Foundation in the framework of GUTTA project activities.


Ammonia as a fuel for shipping: challenges and opportunities

On December 16, 2020, the director of CSA Mare nostrum, Sandro Vidas, participated in the webinar Ammonia as a shipping fuel: challenges and opportunities.


Green Shipping Expert Group

EU funded STEERER project kick starts the work of the newly formed Green Shipping Expert Group with first workshop

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