Press Releases

Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of Seafarers and Crew Claims

Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of Seafarers and Crew Claims

11 April, 2014

Governments, maritime employer representatives and their union counterparts met this week at the ILO in Geneva for the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee.

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention Problems Still Need to be Resolved by IMO

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention Problems Still Need to be Resolved by IMO

08 April, 2014

The global shipping industry has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems associated with the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

Concerns with IMO Ballast Water Convention Can Be Addressed by IMO MEPC Resolution, Suggests ICS

Concerns with IMO Ballast Water Convention Can Be Addressed by IMO MEPC Resolution, Suggests ICS

27 March, 2014

ICS has suggested a number of steps by which IMO Member States might address implementation problems associated with the Ballast Water Management Convention

IMO Should Focus on Developing Global CO2 Reporting System Before Looking at Ship Indexing

IMO Should Focus on Developing Global CO2 Reporting System Before Looking at Ship Indexing

21 March, 2014

IMO MEPC will seek to progress a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from ships. This is supported by ICS which has made a detailed submission on the issue.

Agreement Reached to Increase ILO Minimum Wage for the Able Seafarer

Agreement Reached to Increase ILO Minimum Wage for the Able Seafarer

28 February, 2014

Maritime employer representatives, coordinated by the ISF, meet with ITF counterparts to review the ILO recommended minimum wage for Able Seafarers.

ICS Chairman Praises IMO Efficiency at World Ocean Summit

ICS Chairman Praises IMO Efficiency at World Ocean Summit

27 February, 2014

ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, addressed delegates at the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist magazine in San Francisco yesterday (25 February).

“Maritime Maisie” Brings Sharp Focus to Shipowners’, Salvors’ and Insurers' Campaign to Urge Governments to Adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines

“Maritime Maisie” Brings Sharp Focus to Shipowners’, Salvors’ and Insurers' Campaign to Urge Governments to Adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines

13 February, 2014

Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels.

ICS Board Prepares for Important IMO Meeting

ICS Board Prepares for Important IMO Meeting

11 February, 2014

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, recently met in London.

ICS Identifies Lessons from Somali Piracy

ICS Identifies Lessons from Somali Piracy

13 January, 2014

ICS has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013.

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table, Taking Account of ILO MLC Ratification

ICS Publishes Latest Flag State Performance Table, Taking Account of ILO MLC Ratification

07 January, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’.

ICS Calls for Understanding from Port State Control on Seafarer Security Training Certification

ICS Calls for Understanding from Port State Control on Seafarer Security Training Certification

18 December, 2013

ICS has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January under STCW 2010.

New ICS Initiative to Maintain IMO Primacy on Shipping and CO2 Issues

New ICS Initiative to Maintain IMO Primacy on Shipping and CO2 Issues

02 December, 2013

ICS has made an important written submission to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) suggesting a possible way forward with respect to complex discussions about additional global regulations to further reduce CO2 emissions from merchant ships.

Tripartite Meeting Support IMO's Three Pillars of Sustainability

Tripartite Meeting Support IMO's Three Pillars of Sustainability

19 November, 2013

The Annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Tokyo on 17 and 18 October 2013.

Reducing CO2 is Economic 'No Brainer' for Shipowners, ICS Tells UN Climate Change Conference

Reducing CO2 is Economic 'No Brainer' for Shipowners, ICS Tells UN Climate Change Conference

18 November, 2013

At the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP 19), ICS advised a United Nations event that reducing CO2 emissions is an economic ‘no brainer’ for the global shipping industry.

NYK Presents ICS with Scale Model in Honour of Chairmanship

NYK Presents ICS with Scale Model in Honour of Chairmanship

15 November, 2013

ICS was last night honoured to be presented with a model of the award-winning NYK car carrier ‘Auriga Leader’ to mark the Chairmanship of Mr Masamichi Morooka.

Maritime Industry Responds to Typhoon in the Philippines

Maritime Industry Responds to Typhoon in the Philippines

12 November, 2013

JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF MARITIME WELFARE ORGANISATIONS

Shipowner groups, unions, and welfare organisations are pulling together in response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

ICS Questions France about CO2 Reporting Requirements for Ships

ICS Questions France about CO2 Reporting Requirements for Ships

04 November, 2013

ICS has written to the French Government to raise concerns about a new requirement for foreign shipowners to provide information to their French customers about CO2 emissions, using a detailed methodology that has not been discussed internationally.

Foreign Shipowners Encourage China to Resolve VAT Problems

Foreign Shipowners Encourage China to Resolve VAT Problems

31 October, 2013

The Chairman of ICS, Mr Masamichi Morooka, has written to the Chinese Minister of Finance, encouraging the Chinese Government to continue its efforts to resolve the problems created by the application of Value Added Tax (VAT) to the transport and logistics services provided by ‘Wholly Foreign Owned Shipping Companies’.

Are You Ready for the ILO MLC? ICS Launches New Web-Based Resource

Are You Ready for the ILO MLC? ICS Launches New Web-Based Resource

29 October, 2013

In Manila today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is launching a new web-based resource to help shipping companies to implement the ILO Maritime Labour Convention.

ICS Launches New Website

ICS Launches New Website

22 October, 2013

The principal international trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched a new website www.ics-shipping.org

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