Policy Tools

Brochure for UN Ocean Conference on Sustainable Development Goals

ICS has produced a brochure for the high-level UN Ocean Conference highlighting the industry’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 14 which concerns the protection of the Ocean. The brochure also highlights a commitment made to the UN Conference regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions from international shipping. The ICS commitment to the UN Ocean Conference can be seen here: https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=15734

ICS Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2016/17

The ICS Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table brings together data available in the public domain regarding the performance of flag states in terms of, inter alia, Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

ICS/ITF Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment & Bullying

All seafarers have the right to work without suffering harassment and bullying. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have together produced this guidance for shipping companies, seafarers and seafarers’ organisations and other parties on what they can do to eliminate harassment and bullying.

IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation - IMO World Maritime Day 2014

This brochure sets out ICS support for the IMO’s selected theme for World Maritime Day 2014 - "IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation". Produced to coincide with the event, the brochure outlines the role that ICS plays in the effective implementation of IMO regulations. This includes the ICS’s contribution to the development of IMO instruments, the ICS/CMI ratification campaign, ICS liaison with Port State Control MoUs and the ICS Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table.

ICS Position Paper on Arctic Shipping

As reported changes to the world’s climate appear to be increasing the accessibility of the Arctic to international shipping, this ICS position paper is intended to establish some key principles with respect to the governance of maritime activity in the Arctic and the regulation of ships navigating Arctic waters.

Shipping, World Trade and the Reduction of CO2 Emissions

The international shipping industry is firmly committed to playing its part in reducing emissions of CO2 and other Green House Gases. This brochure, produced by ICS to coincide with the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP 20), explains the issues involved and the progress being made by the industry and its global regulator - the IMO - to reduce ships’ CO2 emissions.

Sustainable Development: IMO World Maritime Day 2013

Produced to coincide with IMO World Maritime Day, this brochure sets out how shipping contributes to the United Nations sustainable development agenda and argues that the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic – should be given equal priority. ICS suggests that all future environmental regulation adopted by IMO should meet existing IMO criteria for demonstrating ‘compelling need’ and be subject to a full and proper cost benefit analysis and impact assessment, including the availability of any required new technology.

Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification

For many years ICS and ISF have been conducting a global campaign to stress the vital necessity for governments to ratify and implement maritime Conventions adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other United Nations bodies that impact on shipping. The Comité Maritime International (CMI) has now joined forces with ICS and ISF to assist those countries where there has been limited ratification of the major Conventions.

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