Press Releases

Extension of Eunavfor Mandate is Necessary and Welcome to Counter Continuing Piracy Threat

Extension of Eunavfor Mandate is Necessary and Welcome to Counter Continuing Piracy Threat

05 December, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, following a decision by the EU Council, which will continue to see military forces deployed for counter piracy operations in the Western Indian Ocean until December 2018.

‘Spot The Hazard’ Safety Posters Issued Throughout the Industry in Drive to Promote Hazard Awareness

‘Spot The Hazard’ Safety Posters Issued Throughout the Industry in Drive to Promote Hazard Awareness

21 November, 2016

As part of a major initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have issued free safety posters to shipping companies worldwide. The release of the posters marks the final stage of a campaign by the two organisations to promote hazard awareness with a ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition for seafarers.

Use Training to Direct the Future of Shipping says ICS Chairman

Use Training to Direct the Future of Shipping says ICS Chairman

15 November, 2016

Manila 15 November 2016: Training acts not only as a career enhancer, but also plays an essential role in the modernisation of the shipping industry as a whole, said Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) today, as he delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Crew Connect Global Conference in Manila.

ICS Tells UN Climate Conference that IMO Needs to Agree Ambitious CO2 Commitments for Shipping by 2018

ICS Tells UN Climate Conference that IMO Needs to Agree Ambitious CO2 Commitments for Shipping by 2018

08 November, 2016

At the UNFCCC Climate Conference (COP 22), in Marrakesh, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map for shipping is a significant decision giving further impetus to the substantial CO2 reductions that are already being delivered by the global industry.

ICS Applauds IMO Road Map for CO2 Reduction by International Shipping

ICS Applauds IMO Road Map for CO2 Reduction by International Shipping

31 October, 2016

ICS has applauded the agreement, last Friday, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to develop a comprehensive Road Map for addressing CO2 emissions from international shipping – with initial CO2 reduction commitments to be agreed by IMO by 2018.

2016 Tripartite Meeting: Shipping Industry Meets in Tokyo to Discuss Mutual Challenges

2016 Tripartite Meeting: Shipping Industry Meets in Tokyo to Discuss Mutual Challenges

25 October, 2016

Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together in Tokyo last week for their annual ‘Tripartite Meeting’ on issues of common interest.

Shipping Industry United in Seeking Further Progress on CO2 at Critical IMO Meeting

Shipping Industry United in Seeking Further Progress on CO2 at Critical IMO Meeting

19 October, 2016

In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at IMO in London, the global shipping industry has called on IMO Member States to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding the need for further progress on addressing the sector’s CO2 emissions.

World's National Shipowner Associations Press Shipping’s Global Regulator to Set Timeline for Reducing Green House Gas Emissions

World's National Shipowner Associations Press Shipping’s Global Regulator to Set Timeline for Reducing Green House Gas Emissions

05 October, 2016

About 90% of global trade is moved by cargo ships which are collectively responsible for about 2.2% of the world's total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions (similar to that emitted by international aviation).

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey 2016 Now Underway

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey 2016 Now Underway

15 September, 2016

ICS has embarked upon its first comprehensive survey of pilotage, towing and mooring services provided in ports and terminals around the world, in recognition of the role of the pilot in mitigating the potential economic and environmental risk from today's large vessels.

Urgent Need for Governments to Act on Ballast Water Chaos

Urgent Need for Governments to Act on Ballast Water Chaos

08 September, 2016

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) notes Finland’s significant announcement that it has acceded to the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.

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.

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