The Association was established officially in 1984 by a team of independent, highly qualiﬁed and experienced Greek consultants of naval architect and marine engineering disciplines.
In 1991 the association became a member of the Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS), in which the corresponding association of a European country is presiding on an bi-annual basis.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of know how and ideas amongst its members
- To contribute on the development of technology in the Greek ocean transportation industry,
- To provide expert representation of the Greek shipping community in its relationships with shipyards, insurers, financial institutions, classification societies, national and international authorities, maritime courts and arbitrations
- To promote its activities within the European Community.
The Association is also aiming to let the wider international shipping community know of the availability of its members to provide services worldwide.