Press Releases

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.

ICS Launches Annual Review 2015

ICS Launches Annual Review 2015

02 June, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting and to coincide with this week’s meeting of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee.

ICS Welcomes Progress on Maritime Environment Issues at MEPC

ICS Welcomes Progress on Maritime Environment Issues at MEPC

18 May, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues.

The Standard Club And ICS Launch New Hazard Awareness Competition For Seafarers

The Standard Club And ICS Launch New Hazard Awareness Competition For Seafarers

13 May, 2015

In an initiative to raise awareness of potential hazards at sea, The Standard Club and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to launch a ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition open to any seafarer worldwide.

Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma on Ballast Water Management

Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma on Ballast Water Management

01 May, 2015

The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations is deeply concerned if the international convention to regulate ships’ ballast water comes into force in the near future without a realistic implementation schedule that recognises the timetable for US type-approved Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) to be available in sufficient quantities.

Shipping Industry Disappointed But Not Surprised by Today's EP Vote on Regional CO2 Measures

Shipping Industry Disappointed But Not Surprised by Today's EP Vote on Regional CO2 Measures

28 April, 2015

Following today’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of individual ship emissions of CO2, the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO and Intercargo have issued a joint statement.

EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit 'Appears to Fall Short',  Says Merchant Shipping Industry

EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit 'Appears to Fall Short', Says Merchant Shipping Industry

24 April, 2015

ICS and ECSA support commitments of EU Member States to increase FRONTEX resources but remain skeptical regarding the effectiveness of their decision.

Shipping Industry Calls on EU Leaders to be Decisive and Immediately Increase Mediterranean Search and Rescue Resources

Shipping Industry Calls on EU Leaders to be Decisive and Immediately Increase Mediterranean Search and Rescue Resources

22 April, 2015

In advance of the emergency EU Council Summit tomorrow (Thursday 23 April) to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the European and global shipping industries insist that the urgent priority is for EU Member States to immediately launch a proper EU Search and Rescue operation with sufficient resources to prevent the further loss of thousands more lives.

Mediterranean Crisis – Shipping Industry Comments on EU 10 Point Plan

Mediterranean Crisis – Shipping Industry Comments on EU 10 Point Plan

21 April, 2015

Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states.

ICS Chairman Warns of Chaos Caused by Regional Shipping Regulation

ICS Chairman Warns of Chaos Caused by Regional Shipping Regulation

20 April, 2015

Addressing members of the Singapore Shipping Association today (Monday 20 April) the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka, warned about the dangers of regional maritime regulation being adopted by governments at variance to the global maritime Conventions adopted by IMO.

Thousands of Lives Will Be Lost in the Mediterranean Unless EU Governments Take Urgent Action, Say Shipowner Groups and Seafarer Unions

Thousands of Lives Will Be Lost in the Mediterranean Unless EU Governments Take Urgent Action, Say Shipowner Groups and Seafarer Unions

08 April, 2015

European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immediate collective action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.

ICS Highlights Ocean Governance Issues at Important United Nations Meeting

ICS Highlights Ocean Governance Issues at Important United Nations Meeting

07 April, 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) represented global shipowners at an important United Nations meeting, having been invited to speak as a panellist as part of the UN Inter Consultative Process on the Law of Sea.

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015: Preliminary Results of New Seafarer Survey Shows Majority are Content with Life at Sea

BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015: Preliminary Results of New Seafarer Survey Shows Majority are Content with Life at Sea

06 April, 2015

A new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 is directly engaging seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea and outlook for the industry’s manpower in the years ahead. Preliminary results of the new survey indicate that the majority of respondents are content with life at sea.

Shipping Industry Confident about Environmental Performance, ICS tells Arctic Summit

Shipping Industry Confident about Environmental Performance, ICS tells Arctic Summit

12 March, 2015

At a high-level Arctic Summit, organised by The Economist magazine in Oslo on 12 March, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the global trade association for merchant ship operators – highlighted important issues associated with the growth of Arctic shipping and expressed confidence in the industry’s environmental performance.

Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU Governments Must Act Before Thousands More Lives Lost, Shipowners to Tell UN Summit

Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU Governments Must Act Before Thousands More Lives Lost, Shipowners to Tell UN Summit

03 March, 2015

The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea is spiralling out of control. EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees seek to escape to Europe in boats that are unfit for purpose and which are largely operated by people smugglers.

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