Press Releases

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

17 July, 2018

ICS is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the global implementation of the 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap on 1 January 2020.

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero: ICS Publishes New Insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero: ICS Publishes New Insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

02 July, 2018

ICS has launched a new publication to endorse the recent adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its ambitious strategy for phasing-out CO2 emissions from the international shipping sector – a historic agreement which the global industry, as represented by ICS, fully supports.

Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

28 June, 2018

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched today, the new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org provides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources.

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

26 June, 2018

The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.

IMO Member States must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July

IMO Member States must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July

18 June, 2018

The shipping industry - as represented by its international trade associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC) - calls on the Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make progress on key challenges around the global sulphur cap to avoid compromising safety or unfairly penalising individual ships.

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

11 June, 2018

ICS is deeply concerned about the apparent new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs.

Meeting of Global Shipowners’ Associations reaffirms commitment to IMO Hong Kong Convention

Meeting of Global Shipowners’ Associations reaffirms commitment to IMO Hong Kong Convention

25 May, 2018

A group of leading international shipowners’ associations met in Hong Kong on 14th May to consider the next steps to take in bringing the IMO Hong Kong on ship recycling into force.

Carbon Targets for Shipping Can Only Be Met With ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels

Carbon Targets for Shipping Can Only Be Met With ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels

25 May, 2018

The ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion systems, says ICS.

'Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020' Warn World’s Shipowners

'Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020' Warn World’s Shipowners

21 May, 2018

ICS fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into effect globally overnight on 1 January 2020.

“Time is fast running out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is fast running out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

08 May, 2018

“Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, say Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

50 Percent CO2 cut by 2050 – Governments Must Acknowledge Enormity of What IMO has agreed

50 Percent CO2 cut by 2050 – Governments Must Acknowledge Enormity of What IMO has agreed

26 April, 2018

Speaking today (26 April) at Singapore Maritime Week, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, said the adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a comprehensive strategy to phase-out shipping’s greenhouse gases “should be more than sufficient to discourage those who mistakenly advocate regional measures which would greatly damage global trade and would not be effective in helping shipping to further reduce its total CO2 emissions.”

ICS Applauds 'Paris Agreement for Shipping'

ICS Applauds 'Paris Agreement for Shipping'

13 April, 2018

ICS has welcomed the high level strategy for the further reduction of shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adopted on 13 April by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having no IMO CO2 Strategy at All

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having no IMO CO2 Strategy at All

26 March, 2018

Ahead of critical meetings at IMO, which commence on 3 April, ICS says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping, that will match the expectations of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table (With New Criteria Included)

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table (With New Criteria Included)

15 March, 2018

ICS has published the latest version of its Flag State Performance Table, which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website.

 ICS Appoints Guy Platten as New Secretary General

ICS Appoints Guy Platten as New Secretary General

08 February, 2018

Following an extensive and rigorous selection procedure, the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General.

Yemen Conflict Forces New Security Recommendations

Yemen Conflict Forces New Security Recommendations

24 January, 2018

In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. Shipowners and operators should be aware of new threat patterns in the area.

Environmental Organizations and Shipping Industry Call For Carriage Ban on Non-compliant Fuel

Environmental Organizations and Shipping Industry Call For Carriage Ban on Non-compliant Fuel

22 January, 2018

Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.

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.

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