Press Releases

ISF Calls on Governments to Facilitate Shore Leave by Proposing New Pragmatic Approach to Visa Requirements

ISF Calls on Governments to Facilitate Shore Leave by Proposing New Pragmatic Approach to Visa Requirements

18 February, 2013

The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, is calling on port states to facilitate the right of seafarers to shore leave, in line with governments’ international treaty obligations, by proposing a new pragmatic approach to visa requirements.

ICS Board Meets in London

ICS Board Meets in London

05 February, 2013

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet - met in London today (5 February).

ICS Protests at Suez Canal Toll Increases

ICS Protests at Suez Canal Toll Increases

04 February, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has voiced serious concerns about toll increases just announced by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), to be implemented on 1 May 2013.

ISF Launches New On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets

ISF Launches New On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets

29 January, 2013

The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated its widely-used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets to meet the latest requirements governing seafarers’ training emanating from the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.

IMO and Shipping Industry Bodies Urge Continued Application of Anti-Piracy Measures

IMO and Shipping Industry Bodies Urge Continued Application of Anti-Piracy Measures

17 January, 2013

The International Maritime Organization, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO), the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), and the International Shipping Federation (ISF), welcome the...

ICS Updates Flag State Performance Table

ICS Updates Flag State Performance Table

14 January, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’ which can be downloaded from the homepage of the ICS website.

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