The association incorporates companies operating as ship brokers or agents or arranging contracts in the shipping business. It covers the areas Lübeck and Travemünde, Neustadt/Holstein, Heiligenhafen and Puttgarden.
It protects and furthers the common economic interests of its members, and represents them in dealings with public offices and authorities.
The Association is not permittted to conduct its own line of business, monitor the businesses of its members or be politically active.
The Association was founded 20 June 1918 and is registered at Lübeck county court under the number 1109 and is based in Lübeck.
The Association is a member of the Zentralverband Deutscher Schiffsmakler e.V. (ZVDS), Hamburg.