Since 1998 the fleet has increased from 7.8 to 16.5 million gt., Thanks to the International Register.


Promote the development of the Italian merchant navy while respecting the environment.


Italian armaments promote the qualification of seafarers for safe, efficient and environmentally friendly maritime transport.

Young Shipowners Group


They contribute to the constant adaptationof CONFITARMA
to the new demands of the shipbuilding industry.





Assembly 27 October 2023


CONFITARMA – Italian Shipowners’Association

CONFITARMA, the Italian Confederation of Shipowners, was founded in 1901 and is the main association representing the interests of the Italian shipping industry.

Groups together Italian shipping companies and ship-owning groups operating in all sectors of freight and passenger transport, cruises and in auxiliary traffic services.

Promotes the development of the Italian merchant navy, within the framework of a policy that enhances maritime transport.

Protects Italian shipowning companies in relations with institutions and administrations, as well as with economic, political, social and trade union organisations at national, EU and international level.

Stipulates trade union and economic agreements, as well as collective labour contracts.

Assists members on regulatory, economic, fiscal and social matters, particularly in the areas of development, the environment and energy, infrastructure and logistics, tourism, business culture, the labour market and training.

Affiliated to Confindustria; Confitarma is directly represented on the National Council for Economics and Employment (CNEL), is one of the founders and major financial backers of the Federation of the Sea (Italian Maritime System Federation), which represents the Italian maritime cluster, and of the Italian Institute of Navigation (IIN).

Internationally, Confitarma is a member of:

  • ECSA – European Community Shipowners’ Associations;
  • ICS/ISF – International Chamber of Shipping/International Shipping Federation;
  • BIMCO – Baltic and International Maritime Council;
  • INTERTANKO – International Association of Independent Tanker Owners;
  • INTERCARGO – International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners;
  • IMEC – International Maritime Employers’ Committee Ltd,

and collaborates with: IMO – International Maritime Organization and ILO – International Labour Organization



P.zza S.S. Apostoli, 66, 00187 Roma

Head Offices

P.zza S.S. Apostoli, 66, 00187 Roma
Phone (+39) 06 67.48.11