The Bristol Maritime Trade Association (BMTA), formerly the Bristol Steamship Owner’s Association (BSSOA) which was founded on the 6th Nov 1907.
The objectives of the Association as laid down by the founders were...
"...to defend the interests of shipping, to take cognizance of all bills brought into parliament affecting British maritime commerce, and if considered necessary, to communicate through the appropriate channels with government thereon; to use all means in it’s power for the removal of evils and redress grievances, local or otherwise; and to obtain such alterations in existing laws and practices as may be considered necessary for the benefit of shipping."
The BMTA exists today to act as an interest group representing those who earn their living from the maritime sector within the ports of Bristol. We welcome membership enquiries from any persons who feel that they can both benefit from and contribute to the activities of the association.