|Foreign steamship operators of which their ships making port calls in Japan,
regardless of local subsidiaries, branches or representatives, or if they are liner or tramp
operators, can join the organization. Members are free to withdraw their membership
at any time.As of Apr, 2014, there are 27 member companies at JFSA.
Membership is classified into the following: Regular members those who have the right to vote
in the general assembly and the right to be elected into the Executive Committee
and Associated members those who have no right to vote for a maximum of 12 months
while their promotion into being regular members is being studied.
The affiliated members are groups, corporations or individuals,
other than foreign operators or general representatives,
who agree to the main purport of this organization and who have obtained the approval
of the Executive Committee to join the JFSA.
The activities of JFSA are executed with the help of the funds generated from the annual
membership fees of its members.