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ICS Annual Conference sets the Shipping Agenda

ICS Annual Conference sets the Shipping Agenda

25 July, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will focus clearly on its core agenda this year, with experts from key areas of industry across the board speaking at its 2017 International Shipping Conference, to be held at the British Library on Wednesday 7 September.

Shipowners Reject Proposals for Ships to Pay for EU Ship Recycling Licences

Shipowners Reject Proposals for Ships to Pay for EU Ship Recycling Licences

08 July, 2016

Proposals to compel ships, regardless of flag, to pay for European Union ship recycling licences when calling at EU ports, will undermine efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to improve working and environmental conditions in developing nations, where most ship recycling yards are located.

Day of the seafarer: ICS Highlights Role of Merchant Seafarers in Migrant Rescues

Day of the seafarer: ICS Highlights Role of Merchant Seafarers in Migrant Rescues

27 June, 2016

Manila June 25, 2016: Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) took the opportunity today to highlight the courage that is currently being displayed by seafarers, of all nationalities, with respect to the rescue at sea crisis taking place in Europe and in the Mediterranean.

EU must align Shipping CO2 Rules with International Community, says ICS

EU must align Shipping CO2 Rules with International Community, says ICS

06 June, 2016

The member national shipowners' associations of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have agreed to commence a co-ordinated campaign aimed at European Union (EU) institutions, including Member States, Parliament and the European Commission.

ICS Elects Esben Poulsson as new Chairman

ICS Elects Esben Poulsson as new Chairman

02 June, 2016

Meeting in Tokyo today (2 June), the Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) elected a new Chairman, Mr Esben Poulsson (Singapore).

ICS Publishes Annual Review

ICS Publishes Annual Review

23 May, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its 2016 Annual Review of maritime policy developments, in advance of the ICS Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tokyo from 1-3 June. This will be the final ICS AGM under the chairmanship of Masamichi Morooka (Japan), who will be stepping down after four years in office.

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report Predicts Potential Shortage of Almost 150,000 Officers by 2025

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report Predicts Potential Shortage of Almost 150,000 Officers by 2025

17 May, 2016

Launched yesterday evening at the International Maritime Organization, the latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report forecasts a serious future shortage in the supply of seafarers.

ICS Pushing for Balanced Update of York Antwerp Rules

ICS Pushing for Balanced Update of York Antwerp Rules

04 May, 2016

At the Comité Maritime International (CMI) Conference, in New York this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will be pressing to ensure that the proposed revision of the York Antwerp Rules of General Average delivers a clear improvement on the present system and does not touch on fundamental principles.

ICS Strongly Criticises ‘Prestige’ Judgement by Spanish Supreme Court

ICS Strongly Criticises ‘Prestige’ Judgement by Spanish Supreme Court

29 April, 2016

At a meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF) this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has strongly criticised the judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in the ‘Prestige’ Case.

ICS Welcomes Progress on CO2 Reduction by Ships at IMO

ICS Welcomes Progress on CO2 Reduction by Ships at IMO

22 April, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed progress made by the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) this week (18-22 April) towards the adoption of a global CO2 data collection system.

ICS Representing Shipowner Interests at Critical IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) Meeting

ICS Representing Shipowner Interests at Critical IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) Meeting

14 April, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a number of submissions to a critical meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) which begins in London next week (18-22 April).

ILO Minimum Wage for Seafarers to Stay at $614

ILO Minimum Wage for Seafarers to Stay at $614

11 April, 2016

The recommended International Labour Organization (ILO) Minimum Wage for Able Seafarers will remain at its current level of US$ 614 basic pay per month until at least 2018.

ICS Representing Shipowners at Important UN Meeting on Future of Oceans Governance

ICS Representing Shipowners at Important UN Meeting on Future of Oceans Governance

29 March, 2016

At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the interests of shipowners at the opening session of a UN Preparatory Committee starting work on a new legal instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Global Transport Leaders sign Historic Declaration at Buckingham Palace in fight to shut down Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Routes

Global Transport Leaders sign Historic Declaration at Buckingham Palace in fight to shut down Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Routes

15 March, 2016

The signing of a new declaration at Buckingham Palace committing the leaders of the global transportation industry to major steps to fight criminal wildlife trafficking has been hailed by The Duke of Cambridge as 'a game changer in the race against extinction.'

ICS Launches New Bridge Procedures Guide

ICS Launches New Bridge Procedures Guide

01 March, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, widely acknowledged as the principal shipping industry guidance on best practice for safe navigation, which is used by seafarers and training institutes worldwide.

ICS Welcomes Progress on ILO Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

ICS Welcomes Progress on ILO Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

18 February, 2016

ICS co-ordinated employers’ representatives at an ILO Committee on the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185), held in Geneva from 10 to 12 February 2016.

ICS Co-ordinates Maritime Employers at Important ILO Meeting

ICS Co-ordinates Maritime Employers at Important ILO Meeting

11 February, 2016

ICS co-ordinated employers’ representatives at the second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) for the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, held in Geneva from 8 to 10 February 2016.

New Edition of ICS Flag State Performance Table Shows Impressive Performance for All Major Flag Registers

New Edition of ICS Flag State Performance Table Shows Impressive Performance for All Major Flag Registers

09 February, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping has published its Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table for 2015/2016.

STCW 2010 – Employers Need to Be Ready, says ICS

STCW 2010 – Employers Need to Be Ready, says ICS

01 February, 2016

With less than a year to go before the end of this major transition, ICS and its member national associations are urging shipping companies to check that those maritime administrations responsible for issuing their seafarers’ STCW certification are fully prepared.

Shipowners and Seafarers' Unions Team Up to Launch New Guidance on the Elimination of Harassment and Bullying

Shipowners and Seafarers' Unions Team Up to Launch New Guidance on the Elimination of Harassment and Bullying

25 January, 2016

Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’.

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