Press Releases

 ICS Calls for Harmonised Port State Control with Respect to Sulphur Emission Control Areas

ICS Calls for Harmonised Port State Control with Respect to Sulphur Emission Control Areas

21 July, 2014

ICS is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs), established in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI.

Shipping Industry Submits Comments to Australian Anti-Trust Review

Shipping Industry Submits Comments to Australian Anti-Trust Review

14 July, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted by the Australian Government.

Shipping Industry Proposes Solutions to Ballast Convention Implementation Problems

Shipping Industry Proposes Solutions to Ballast Convention Implementation Problems

07 July, 2014

ICS – in co-operation with a wide coalition of international shipping organisations – has submitted an important paper to the IMO that proposes a means of overcoming the serious implementation problems associated with the Ballast Water Management Convention.

ICS Produces Guidelines on Plans for Recovery of Persons from the Water

ICS Produces Guidelines on Plans for Recovery of Persons from the Water

30 June, 2014

Guidelines to help shipowners comply with a new IMO regulation requiring ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water, have been launched today by ICS.

ICS Welcomes Release of 'Global Spirit' in Antwerp

ICS Welcomes Release of 'Global Spirit' in Antwerp

27 June, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has welcomed the release of the car carrier ‘Global Spirit’ following its detention in the port of Antwerp, for three weeks, by the Belgian environmental authorities.

Shipping Industry Welcomes Bold Ideas on Future Ocean Governance from Global Ocean Commission

Shipping Industry Welcomes Bold Ideas on Future Ocean Governance from Global Ocean Commission

25 June, 2014

Proposals to protect the world’s oceans have been welcomed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal trade association for merchant shipowners.

ICS Explains Shipping Industry Commitment to Reduce CO2 Emissions, at ‘Tyndall Centre’ Event in Liverpool

ICS Explains Shipping Industry Commitment to Reduce CO2 Emissions, at ‘Tyndall Centre’ Event in Liverpool

18 June, 2014

At a major conference in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of ICS, explainied the shipping industry’s commitment to reducing its CO2 emissions.

ICS Meets in Cyprus

ICS Meets in Cyprus

16 June, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal global trade association for shipowners representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in Limassol, Cyprus last week for its Annual General Meeting (AGM).

ICS Publishes Annual Review

ICS Publishes Annual Review

09 June, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting.

Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of Seafarers and Crew Claims

Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of Seafarers and Crew Claims

11 April, 2014

Governments, maritime employer representatives and their union counterparts met this week at the ILO in Geneva for the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee.

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention Problems Still Need to be Resolved by IMO

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention Problems Still Need to be Resolved by IMO

08 April, 2014

The global shipping industry has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems associated with the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

Concerns with IMO Ballast Water Convention Can Be Addressed by IMO MEPC Resolution, Suggests ICS

Concerns with IMO Ballast Water Convention Can Be Addressed by IMO MEPC Resolution, Suggests ICS

27 March, 2014

ICS has suggested a number of steps by which IMO Member States might address implementation problems associated with the Ballast Water Management Convention

IMO Should Focus on Developing Global CO2 Reporting System Before Looking at Ship Indexing

IMO Should Focus on Developing Global CO2 Reporting System Before Looking at Ship Indexing

21 March, 2014

IMO MEPC will seek to progress a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from ships. This is supported by ICS which has made a detailed submission on the issue.

Agreement Reached to Increase ILO Minimum Wage for the Able Seafarer

Agreement Reached to Increase ILO Minimum Wage for the Able Seafarer

28 February, 2014

Maritime employer representatives, coordinated by the ISF, meet with ITF counterparts to review the ILO recommended minimum wage for Able Seafarers.

ICS Chairman Praises IMO Efficiency at World Ocean Summit

ICS Chairman Praises IMO Efficiency at World Ocean Summit

27 February, 2014

ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, addressed delegates at the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist magazine in San Francisco yesterday (25 February).

“Maritime Maisie” Brings Sharp Focus to Shipowners’, Salvors’ and Insurers' Campaign to Urge Governments to Adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines

“Maritime Maisie” Brings Sharp Focus to Shipowners’, Salvors’ and Insurers' Campaign to Urge Governments to Adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines

13 February, 2014

Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels.

ICS Board Prepares for Important IMO Meeting

ICS Board Prepares for Important IMO Meeting

11 February, 2014

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, recently met in London.

ICS Identifies Lessons from Somali Piracy

ICS Identifies Lessons from Somali Piracy

13 January, 2014

ICS has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013.

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table, Taking Account of ILO MLC Ratification

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table, Taking Account of ILO MLC Ratification

07 January, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’.

ICS Calls for Understanding from Port State Control on Seafarer Security Training Certification

ICS Calls for Understanding from Port State Control on Seafarer Security Training Certification

18 December, 2013

ICS has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January under STCW 2010.

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