Press Releases

ICS Chairman Commends China's Positive Engagement With IMO

ICS Chairman Commends China's Positive Engagement With IMO

05 December, 2017

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr Esben Poulsson, has praised the positive role played by the Chinese Government in supporting the global regulatory framework for merchant shipping provided by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping

30 November, 2017

Marine bunker suppliers should anticipate that there may no longer be significant demand for fossil fuels from shipping within as little as 25 years, if not sooner, and that the sector is now on an inevitable trajectory towards a future of zero CO2 emissions.

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum Agrees on Major Industry Goals

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum Agrees on Major Industry Goals

27 November, 2017

Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates.

Shipping Must Be Economically Sustainable If It Is To Deliver On Environmental Sustainability, ICS Tells OECD

Shipping Must Be Economically Sustainable If It Is To Deliver On Environmental Sustainability, ICS Tells OECD

20 November, 2017

Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding, at a workshop on 'green growth' in Paris today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too.

ICS & CMI Update Campaign on Maritime Treaty Ratification

ICS & CMI Update Campaign on Maritime Treaty Ratification

13 November, 2017

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – whose member national shipowner associations represent over 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers, have released an updated brochure to promote the importance of governments ratifying international maritime conventions, especially those adopted by the UN IMO.

ICS Encouraged by EU Faith in UN IMO to Further Reduce Shipping's Carbon Emissions

ICS Encouraged by EU Faith in UN IMO to Further Reduce Shipping's Carbon Emissions

13 November, 2017

Speaking from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, ICS Director of Policy, Simon Bennett, has commented on the provisional decision by the European Union not to include shipping within the full scope of the regional EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

UN Climate Conference – ICS has Vision for Zero Carbon Shipping Future

UN Climate Conference – ICS has Vision for Zero Carbon Shipping Future

06 November, 2017

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn this week.

Shipping Industry 'Broadly Satisfied' with IMO Progress on CO2 Strategy - but Much Work Still to be Done

Shipping Industry 'Broadly Satisfied' with IMO Progress on CO2 Strategy - but Much Work Still to be Done

27 October, 2017

ICS, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week's intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector.

ICS ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Canadian Legislation that Will Interfere with International Maritime Trade

ICS ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Canadian Legislation that Will Interfere with International Maritime Trade

18 October, 2017

The Canadian Parliament is giving consideration to legislation that would have the effect of establishing a moratorium on the shipment of crude oil in the waters of Northern British Columbia (Bill C-48: An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast).

ICS Chairman’s Message for IMO World Maritime Day: Shipping Industry Focused on Serious CO2 Emission Reduction

ICS Chairman’s Message for IMO World Maritime Day: Shipping Industry Focused on Serious CO2 Emission Reduction

26 September, 2017

“The world has great expectations for IMO delivering an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction strategy for the international shipping sector. We are confident that this initial IMO strategy, once adopted next year, will match the goals and philosophy of the Paris Agreement on climate change, while also fully recognising that the sustainable development of the world and its peoples is critically dependent on the continuing smooth flow of global trade, about 90 per cent of which is transported by sea.”

Shaping the Future of Shipping: ICS Launches New Brand

Shaping the Future of Shipping: ICS Launches New Brand

13 September, 2017

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has used London International Shipping Week to launch a new brand identity, to better serve its important role as the global trade association for shipowners, representing national shipowners’ associations from 37 countries and over 80% of the world merchant fleet.

ICS Chairman Calls on All Parties to Ensure Successful Implementation of Ballast Convention

ICS Chairman Calls on All Parties to Ensure Successful Implementation of Ballast Convention

06 September, 2017

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017.

ICS Publishes New Personal Training and Service Record Book for Seafarers

ICS Publishes New Personal Training and Service Record Book for Seafarers

07 August, 2017

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its widely used Personal Training and Service Record Book, to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain a comprehensive record of training and seagoing service.

What is Top of Your Agenda? ICS Addresses Key Issues at its International Shipping Conference 2017

What is Top of Your Agenda? ICS Addresses Key Issues at its International Shipping Conference 2017

20 July, 2017

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will address some of the biggest concerns in modern shipping at its annual conference this year, to be held during London International Shipping Week (LISW). Secretary-General to the IMO, Kitack Lim, and ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson, will be spearheading discussions, following what will have been be an eventful two months in the industry’s legislative calendar.

High Seas Governance Must Take Account of Existing IMO Framework

High Seas Governance Must Take Account of Existing IMO Framework

12 July, 2017

At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing shipowners at a UN Preparatory Committee which is developing a new legal instrument, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which will apply to ‘high seas’ areas beyond national jurisdiction.

ICS Pleased with IMO Progress on Environmental Issues

ICS Pleased with IMO Progress on Environmental Issues

12 July, 2017

Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations – says it is pleased with the progress made by IMO Member States on a number of critical environmental regulatory issues that will have a profound impact on the future structure of the global shipping industry.

Joint Industry Launches Latest Industry Guidelines on Cyber Security

Joint Industry Launches Latest Industry Guidelines on Cyber Security

06 July, 2017

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO and now includes new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as the original contributors CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.

Shipping Industry Unites to Propose Ambitious Co2 Reduction Objectives to Global Regulator

Shipping Industry Unites to Propose Ambitious Co2 Reduction Objectives to Global Regulator

22 June, 2017

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

IMO Needs to Finalise Ballast Water Implementation Dates

IMO Needs to Finalise Ballast Water Implementation Dates

19 June, 2017

The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems.

Shipowners Encourage EU-China Leadership in Shaping IMO CO2 Strategy

Shipowners Encourage EU-China Leadership in Shaping IMO CO2 Strategy

07 June, 2017

Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intention of the European Union and the People's Republic of China to intensify cooperation in achieving a global climate deal for shipping.

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