Press Releases

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.

Shipping Should Not Be Treated Like An OECD Economy Says International Chamber of Shipping

Shipping Should Not Be Treated Like An OECD Economy Says International Chamber of Shipping

13 October, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing ship operators worldwide, has commented on the suggestion of a carbon charge for shipping made by the International Transport Forum, a think-tank affiliated to the OECD.

Vigilance Still Crucial As Piracy High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean Reduced

Vigilance Still Crucial As Piracy High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean Reduced

08 October, 2015

Organisations representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced that the size of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean has been reduced and issued new advice to merchant ship operators

GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY IS DELIVERING REAL CO2 REDUCTIONS

GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY IS DELIVERING REAL CO2 REDUCTIONS

22 September, 2015

The global shipping industry, as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched some key messages to government negotiators, explaining the impressive progress the industry is making to reduce its carbon footprint.

Philippines Launches Special Edition of ICS Training Record Books

Philippines Launches Special Edition of ICS Training Record Books

01 September, 2015

In co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Filipino Shipowners Association (FSA) and the Maritime Industry Authority of the Philippines (MARINA) have launched a special new Philippines edition of the widely used ICS/ISF Training Record Books.

MPHRP & ISWAN Press Release

MPHRP & ISWAN Press Release

04 August, 2015

The boards of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) are pleased to announce the moving of the activities of the MPHRP into ISWAN.

Shipping Industry Updates Guidance on Large Scale Migrant Rescue as Mediterranean Crisis Continues

Shipping Industry Updates Guidance on Large Scale Migrant Rescue as Mediterranean Crisis Continues

16 July, 2015

The global shipping industry, represented by a wide cross section of international shipowners' associations and seafarers' unions, has collectively updated the industry's Guidelines on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea.

High-Profile Line Up in Place for ICS Conference in September

High-Profile Line Up in Place for ICS Conference in September

08 July, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced an exciting final programme for this year’s ICS International Shipping Conference which features high-profile speakers from across the global industry.

Global Shipping Industry Concerned By Protectionist U.S. Approach To Energy Exports

Global Shipping Industry Concerned By Protectionist U.S. Approach To Energy Exports

29 June, 2015

The United States Congress signalled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe.

ICS Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam

ICS Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam

15 June, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for merchant ship operators, held its Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam last week, at the kind invitation of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners.

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