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Port State control Australia—2019 report
Australia has one of the world’s largest mixed market economies and the largest continental landmass surrounded by water. Australia’s national livelihood depends on ensuring maritime trade to and from the country remains safe, efficient and compliant with all relevant international conventions. Australia relies on sea transport for the majority of its imports and exports by weight.
In 2017 Australian sea freight comprised of 1450.1 million tonnes of exports and 99.3 million tonnes of imports with a five year growth trend of 8.6%. Port State control (PSC) is an essential element in ensuring the safe operation of ships and protection of the marine environment.
This report summarises the PSC activities of AMSA, detailing the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2019 calendar year.