Press Releases

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’.

Shipping Companies Encouraged to Use New Transitional Measures for Ship Recycling

Shipping Companies Encouraged to Use New Transitional Measures for Ship Recycling

18 January, 2016

Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations.

Global Shipping Industry Welcomes ‘Paris Agreement’

Global Shipping Industry Welcomes ‘Paris Agreement’

14 December, 2015

The global shipping industry, represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference, greatly welcomes the ‘Paris Agreement’, adopted unanimously on 12 December by 195 nations.

Global Shipping Industry Will Support Further CO2 Reduction Measures at IMO, Regardless of Final Outcome of Paris Conference

Global Shipping Industry Will Support Further CO2 Reduction Measures at IMO, Regardless of Final Outcome of Paris Conference

10 December, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which has represented global ship operators throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, has commented on the latest draft UNFCCC text which - although still not finalised - currently contains no explicit reference to international shipping (or aviation).

Shipping Industry Supports Global Climate Change Deal and is Committed to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Led by IMO

Shipping Industry Supports Global Climate Change Deal and is Committed to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Led by IMO

01 December, 2015

The global shipping industry, represented at the United Nations Conference in Paris by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), fully supports a global deal on climate change.

Entry Into Force of IMO Ballast Convention will not Resolve the Extreme Difficulties in the U.S. Says ICS

Entry Into Force of IMO Ballast Convention will not Resolve the Extreme Difficulties in the U.S. Says ICS

25 November, 2015

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to IMO’s verification of the GT data relating to Indonesia’s registered fleet).

Shipping’s CO2 Reduction Goals Exceed Government Commitments in Advance of UN Climate Conference

Shipping’s CO2 Reduction Goals Exceed Government Commitments in Advance of UN Climate Conference

24 November, 2015

The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a Synthesis Report analysing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions in advance of next week’s Climate Change Conference in Paris.

2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

27 October, 2015

The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 16 and 17 October 2015. The meeting was attended by 100 high level representatives of the industry, including chairmen and executives of the Round Table Associations (BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO) and OCIMF, IACS with its Class Society Members and CESS with the Shipbuilder Associations.

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