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Port State control report 2018
Australia has one of the world’s largest mixed market economies and the largest continental land mass surrounded by water. Australia’s national livelihood depends on ensuring that maritime trade to and from the country remains safe, efficient and compliant with all relevant international conventions. Australia relies on sea transport for 99 per cent of its exports, equating to around 10 per cent of the world’s sea trade. Port State control (PSC) is an essential element in ensuring that maritime safety is maintained.
This report summarises the PSC activities of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), detailing the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2018 calendar year.