The SSM United aims to contribute and to influence the developing of science and knowledge in maritime affairs.

For that purpose we proudly list books published in our own edition:

1. Mladen, Mateljan. “THE SEA – AS IT WAS YESTERDAY”, Split, 2011, ISBN 978-953-96917-6-7, Split Ship Management Ltd.

2. Mladen, Mateljan. “CATCH THE WAVE”, Split, 2009,  ISBN 978-953-96917-5-0, Split Ship Management Ltd.

3. Mladen, Mateljan – Slobodan, Paparella. “A SHIP IN THE PALM OF THE HAND”, Split, 2004, ISBN 953-96917-2-9, Split Ship Management Ltd.

4. Velimir, Ozretić. “MARINE AUXILIARY MACHINE AND DEVICES” (Third updated and expanded edition),Split, 1996, ISBN 953-96917-0-2, Split Ship Management Ltd. 

5. Velimir, Ozretić. “MARINE AUXILIARY MACHINE AND DEVICES” (Fourth improved and extended edition),Split, 2004, ISBN 953-96917-1-0, Split Ship Management Ltd. 

6. Ratko, Božić. “SHIP MANAGEMENT SERVICES”, SPLIT, 2013, ISBN 978-953-96917-7-4, Split Ship Management Ltd.




The Baltic and and International Maritime Council was founded in February 1905, from 112 gentlemen who gathered in Copenhagen to discuss freight rates. Today BIMCO is proud count nearly 100 owners, 1600 brokers and 100 clubs and associates. BIMCO goals are:
– Improving vessels safety
– Fighting maritime crimes, such as security issues, piracy, armed attack, stowaways, drug smuggling etc.
– Improving maritime regulations and regulations.
– Sharing of technical information.


ISMA – International Ship Managers’ Association was created in the spring of 1991. Split Ship Management is one of the founding member of this association. Today, ISMA represents ship managers from 10 countries controling a fleet of over 10,000 ships. ISMA’s major goals are:
– To establish universal quality standards for ship management and operation
– To clearly identify ship management as a recognised sector of the shipping industry
– To act as spokesman for the ship management industry, so that its voice is heard on important issues facing shipping.
– To share professional experience and circulate information of common interest to members.


International Ship Supply Association
Association that gathers many ship suppliers and gives them necessary information and help in their work and promotion. It’s main goals are:
– Promotion and distribution of catalogues to members
– Improvement of shipping industry and supply
– Support to members all over the world


Croatian managers’ and enterpreneurs’ association was founded in 1990. And today is proud to count 1400 managers. CROMA main goals are:- Transfer the manager know-how into Croatian economy
– Actively participate in developing economy system
– Improving management like a profession.
– Creative management to reconstruct the economy.


Croatian Employers’ Association
This associations is formd in order to promote and protect the interests of its members. All of it’s members have participated in developing the fundamental legal act – Working manual. It’s main goals are:
– State
– Unions
– Collective contracts
– Public opinions and debates.


Croatian Ship Managers Association
was established in February 2002 with founding members that are 17 ship managers that provide crew or/and technical management. It’s main goals are:
– Protect and develop work and social rights of Croatian seamen and employees in maritime industry
– Organising the relationship towards Croatian government, local authorities and unions
– Offer of expert advice to seamen
– Offer of proper education to seamen.

American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia
AMCHAM members come from many parts of the business community. AMCHAM has identified various issues that need to be adressed in order to promote a market-oriented economy in Croatia. The main topics of their business are:
– Political-legislative
– Trade liberalization and taxes
– Banking and finance
– Small and medium sized enterprise development


The idea behind InterManager – with SSM Group at its foundation in 1991 – was to improve standards in ship management and achieve a safer, more environmentally conscious, more reliable, and more controllable ship management industry. This continues to be the aim of the Association.

The InterManager Code of Ship Management Standards, the foundation stone of the Association, reflected the highest standards of ship management practice. It was drafted by practical ship managers, and based on the experience gained through their involvement in day to day ship management. 

As an association, InterManager represents the views of its members in international organisations such as IMO and European Union and groups such as BIMCO. InterManager members have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their own fields and it is important that this pool of expertise is tapped.

InterManager acts as a forum for the exchange of information among members, and promotes both the Association and its members on the basis of their pursuit of quality not only within the shipping industry, but also with insurers, port and flag states and the press.

InterManager Mission

  • Establish and maintain the InterManager Best Practice Guidelines as the leading tool for ship managers.
  • Encourage the highest standards in ship and crew management through innovation, creativity, and the sharing of knowledge amongst its members.
  • Provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest to the ship and crew management industries.
  • Promote the interests of ship and crew management industries in general


The purpose of Accreditation is to formally recognise travel agents that are authorised to sell and issue international airline tickets. 

Various responsibilities are involved. Primarily, Accredited agents are accepting payments from customers on behalf of the airlines whose tickets are issued. It is essential that customers and airlines can rely on those agents for tickets to be issued according to the required standards, and for payments to reach the airlines in a timely manner. 
The Accreditation process has a set of criteria that need to be achieved. They are global in nature, but may be adapted to meet local requirements.


CD – Code diplomatique

Founded in Washington D.C. during the late post-war era, the Corps Diplomatique Intelligence Service received its distinguished mission when Europe’s economy still fought to resuscitate from war depression. Its purpose was, and still is, to promulgate international cooperation through diplomacy, civility and peaceful negotiation. More specifically, to serve the international diplomatic and consular community in their undertakings, be it in important state affairs or in routine missions of courtesy and representation. The Corps Diplomatique does this by furnishing reliable information. Their intelligence service treats all areas and all subjects and its findings are to a great extent available to the public. Since 1962 the Service edits the Code Diplomatique & Consulaire, a source of indispensable intelligence for the world’s accredited corps, for whom each edition provides the essential everyday information. Today the Service has become an highly efficient organization, since 1990 established in and managed from the Republic of Ireland whilst, since the mid eighties, coordinated centrally from Switzerland. With the years the field of action has become ever more encompassing: 
The Service d’Information Code Diplomatique & Consulaire (SICDC) administers three auxiliary commercial services, promoted by the Code : 
– recommendation of commercial enterprises adapted to serve the decision-makers acting on the international scene; 
– recommendation of law firms having a national or an international practice; 
– assistance to the sector of business and trade, by offering an international business opportunity exchange.




SSM United is trying to operate a business in a manner that meets or exceeds the ethical, commercial and public expectations that society has of business. Our concept is to contribute voluntarily to a better society and a cleaner environment. 

The SSM Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.  

This is the list of some associations who thanked us for helping them:


Adriatic swim marathon, Split

Association „Višnjica“, Ploče

Association of Marine engineers, Split

Association of Sea Captains, Split

Association for children with hardest physical disabilities and children with special needs „Angels“

Association of Homeland War Invalids, Split Branch

Association of Nobles of Potkalnik

Association Torcida Brda, Split

Association Torcida, Ploče

Baseball-softball club „Nada SSM“

Center for Underwater Systems and Technology 

Croatian baseball society

Croatian catholic society „MI“

Croatian civil society of Montenegro, Kotor

Croatian National Theatre Split – 50.th „Split summer festival“

Croatian navy

Culural –artistic association „Aspalathos“

Embassy of the United States of America

Football asociation of Split and Dalmatia County 

Foundation for the restoration of the sacred complex of st. Eustahije – Dobrota – Kotor – Boka Kotorska, Crna Gora

IFAC Conference on control aplications in marine systems

Karate club Split

Kickboxing club „Mornar“

Kindergardens „Cvit Mediterana“ , Split

RH, Ministry of Culture and Education, Department of Education, Split Registry

RH, Municipality of Pakoštane

Sailing club „Zenta“

Youth sports games

and many, many more….




SSM United

Rounded in the ship’s steering wheel with the croatian interlace – „pleter“  traditional ornament found on the croatian historical monuments, gave to the logo the strong symbolism of the national identity and maritime affairs devotion. Through the croatian national history sea was allways the source of prosperity, reputation and The SSM logohas a strong symbolism for the Croatian seafareres worldwide known as a reputable maritime force. For that reason, and respecting the services that company is providing in the center of the SSM logo is one of the traditional Croatian ships with the symbolic national flag colours (red, white and blue)  representing the sea. The countours of the St. Domnio Cathedral, both the civil and religious heritage from 7th century and the main patron saint of the City of Split (are the symbol of hope in the peacefull and safe sea.

SSM Company flags

On the yelow backgound the SSM flag has the placed SSM logo. For years and also today, yellow colour is still used to symbolise the meaning of welcoming home the loved ones, our seafarers. Under the logo it is written the name of the company in the Liddian CSV Letters Font, with the headquarter place : Split – Croatia.

SSM Maritime flag consists 6 coloured square fields, three in a red colour and three in a white. It is a symbol of the Croatian checkerboard coat of arms from the national flag.  It was traditionally conjectured that the colours originally represented two ancient Croat states, Red Croatia and White Croatia. Red and White Croatia are Croatian states from early middle age, approximately in today’s Dalmatia (Red) and central Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (White).