Founded in 1978, to restore trust and confidence in the ship agency profession, Multiport is the world's largest independent ship agency network with 10% of the worldwide agency business by port call.
Ten independent agents from Australia, Jordan, Lebanon, UK, France, Greece, Singapore, Egypt, Germany and Holland were the founder members to be joined within six months by South Africa, Turkey, Mauritius, Argentina, Belgium, Malta, Denmark, Spain, New Zealand and Canada.
In 1993 Multiport's secretariat gained ISO 9001 certification.
Multiport's secretariat relocated to London in 1995 but the Association remains registered in Rotterdam.
By 1998, Multiport has had over 100 members covering 1800 ports. Multiport's network was handling some 60,000 vessels annually carrying more than 300 million tonnes of freight (including 3 million teu) around the world and representing over 3,000 principals.