Since its establishment in 2008, the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster has strengthened its network through strategic alliances, including:
European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC)
Established in 2011, the ENMC is a “metacluster” of 18 national maritime clusters. Members of the ENMC regularly exchange best practices and discuss issues and opportunities related to Blue Growth. Two general meetings are held every year: the first one takes place in Brussels with the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs; the second one in a member country in turn.
Association Luxembourgeoise de Droit Maritime
Established in 2017 by a dozen Luxembourg-based Maritime lawyers with the support of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster, the ALDM seeks to actively participate in the discussions of the Comité Maritime International, to promote the Luxembourg maritime law expertise and encourage knowledge-sharing among professionals and students. More information.
Luxembourg Maritime Authority, CAM (Commissariat aux affaires maritimes)
The Luxembourg Maritime Administration is the focal point of all shipping matters in Luxembourg. Its statutory functions are outlined in the Maritime Act 1990. Together with the Ministry of Economy, the Maritime Authority (Commissariat aux Affaires Maritimes) acts as guarantor of high quality standards and ensure that only serious ship operators can fly the famous Red Lion. For this purpose, the Authority deploys a team of experts and maintains longstanding partnerships with first-rate classification societies operating worldwide.
Single Windows for Logistics
The Single Window for Logistics (SWL) programme is an initiative of the Luxembourg Government aiming at implementing a National Information and Transaction Platform for international trade facilitation. SWL and the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster work hand in hand to promote efficient procedures for the shipping sector.
Chambre de Commerce
The Luxembourg Maritime Cluster’s office is located at the third floor of the Chamber of Commerce. As a professional chamber and public institution encompassing all sectors of business other than agriculture and crafts (Chambre des Métiers), the Chamber of Commerce acts as the guardian of its member companies’ interests. Today, the Chamber of Commerce has some 90,000 affiliated members which account for 75% of total employment and 80% of GDP in Luxembourg.
ODYSSEA was founded in 2013 by Luxembourgish marine biologists with the aim of promoting marine biology in Luxembourg and beyond, giving everyone the opportunity to dive into the unique world of the oceans.
The association regularly organises field courses and internships allowing students to learn more about the marine environment and the work of marine biologists. The focus of each project is different and ranges from scuba-diving expeditions with sharks to whale and dolphin field courses. The ODYSSEA team is actively engaged in research and conservation projects across the globe. The Luxembourg Maritime Cluster supports ODYSSEA and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016.
Luxembourg Cluster for Logistics
The Luxembourg Maritime Cluster is one of the six founding members of the Luxembourg Cluster for Logistics. The Cluster for Logistics gathers together different players – companies, public research centres, institutions and government entities – with the objective of strengthening Luxembourg’s position as a major intercontinental logistics hub in Europe for high added value services in logistics.