Press Releases

ICS Addresses OECD Shipbuilding Working Party

ICS Addresses OECD Shipbuilding Working Party

25 November, 2014

The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, was the message delivered to governments in Paris today by ICS.

2014 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

2014 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

19 November, 2014

The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Shanghai on 30 and 31 October 2014.

Rescue of Migrants at Sea is a Legal and Humanitarian Obligation, Says Shipowners' Global Trade Association

Rescue of Migrants at Sea is a Legal and Humanitarian Obligation, Says Shipowners' Global Trade Association

29 October, 2014

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says ICS.

ICS Letter to Financial Times

ICS Letter to Financial Times

24 October, 2014

Sir, I have just read your interesting Special Report on supply chains (The Connected Business, October 22). However, there seemed to be no mention of maritime transport, which moves about 90 per cent of global trade by volume.

ICS Welcomes Dramatic IMO Progress on Ballast Water Issues

ICS Welcomes Dramatic IMO Progress on Ballast Water Issues

20 October, 2014

Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) this week have made real progress towards agreeing solutions to major issues that have previously impeded ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, says ICS, the global trade association for ship operators.

ICS Concern about Serious Threat to Maritime Oil Pollution Compensation Regime

ICS Concern about Serious Threat to Maritime Oil Pollution Compensation Regime

13 October, 2014

The smooth running of the well-established global regime for compensation from oil pollution from ships may be under serious threat, due to a decision by governments to wind up the 1971 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF), says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners.

Final Shipping Industry Lobbying for Ballast Convention Solution before Next Week’s Crucial IMO Meeting

Final Shipping Industry Lobbying for Ballast Convention Solution before Next Week’s Crucial IMO Meeting

09 October, 2014

The global shipping industry is expected to have to invest around $US100 Billion in new ballast water treatment systems once the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force.

Shipping Industry Releases Updated Anti-Piracy Guidelines on Gulf of Guinea Region

Shipping Industry Releases Updated Anti-Piracy Guidelines on Gulf of Guinea Region

02 October, 2014

The Round Table of international shipping industry associations has released an updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection Against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region’.

Download the Guidelines at ics-shipping.org/docs/GOG-guidelines

ICS Marks IMO World Maritime Day

ICS Marks IMO World Maritime Day

25 September, 2014

To mark the occasion of IMO World Maritime Day on 25 September, and its theme this year of ‘IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation’, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced a special brochure, which is being circulated throughout the industry by its member national shipowners’ associations.

“Global Shipping’s Emissions 20% Lower”, ICS Explains to United Nations Climate Summit

“Global Shipping’s Emissions 20% Lower”, ICS Explains to United Nations Climate Summit

23 September, 2014

New York - The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global shipping industry’s trade association.

ICS Vice Chairman Repeats Call for Governments to See Sense on Ballast Convention

ICS Vice Chairman Repeats Call for Governments to See Sense on Ballast Convention

17 September, 2014

ICS today reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention before it is too late.

ICS Plea to IMO Member States on Implementation of New Environmental Rules

ICS Plea to IMO Member States on Implementation of New Environmental Rules

11 September, 2014

ICS has called on IMO Member States to give careful consideration to shipowners’ concerns about the implementation of an avalanche of new environmental regulations.

Global Shipping Bodies Issue Ebola Virus Advice

Global Shipping Bodies Issue Ebola Virus Advice

04 August, 2014

Three global shipping organisations today issued guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus.

 ICS Calls for Harmonised Port State Control with Respect to Sulphur Emission Control Areas

ICS Calls for Harmonised Port State Control with Respect to Sulphur Emission Control Areas

21 July, 2014

ICS is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs), established in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI.

Shipping Industry Submits Comments to Australian Anti-Trust Review

Shipping Industry Submits Comments to Australian Anti-Trust Review

14 July, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted by the Australian Government.

Shipping Industry Proposes Solutions to Ballast Convention Implementation Problems

Shipping Industry Proposes Solutions to Ballast Convention Implementation Problems

07 July, 2014

ICS – in co-operation with a wide coalition of international shipping organisations – has submitted an important paper to the IMO that proposes a means of overcoming the serious implementation problems associated with the Ballast Water Management Convention.

ICS Produces Guidelines on Plans for Recovery of Persons from the Water

ICS Produces Guidelines on Plans for Recovery of Persons from the Water

30 June, 2014

Guidelines to help shipowners comply with a new IMO regulation requiring ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water, have been launched today by ICS.

ICS Welcomes Release of 'Global Spirit' in Antwerp

ICS Welcomes Release of 'Global Spirit' in Antwerp

27 June, 2014

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has welcomed the release of the car carrier ‘Global Spirit’ following its detention in the port of Antwerp, for three weeks, by the Belgian environmental authorities.

Shipping Industry Welcomes Bold Ideas on Future Ocean Governance from Global Ocean Commission

Shipping Industry Welcomes Bold Ideas on Future Ocean Governance from Global Ocean Commission

25 June, 2014

Proposals to protect the world’s oceans have been welcomed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal trade association for merchant shipowners.

ICS Explains Shipping Industry Commitment to Reduce CO2 Emissions, at ‘Tyndall Centre’ Event in Liverpool

ICS Explains Shipping Industry Commitment to Reduce CO2 Emissions, at ‘Tyndall Centre’ Event in Liverpool

18 June, 2014

At a major conference in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of ICS, explainied the shipping industry’s commitment to reducing its CO2 emissions.

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