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Ship Recycling - Global Shipping Industry Slams Unworkable European Parliament Proposals that will Offend EU Trading Partners

Ship Recycling - Global Shipping Industry Slams Unworkable European Parliament Proposals that will Offend EU Trading Partners

15 April, 2013

The world’s national shipowners’ associations in nearly 50 countries - represented by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) – have united to condemn proposed amendments...

Maritime Lawyers Join Forces with Shipowners to Promote Ratification of International Maritime Conventions

Maritime Lawyers Join Forces with Shipowners to Promote Ratification of International Maritime Conventions

05 April, 2013

The Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers – has joined forces with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) – which represent the operators of over 80% of the world merchant fleet – to promote those key international maritime Conventions which they believe are vital for governments to ratify and implement as soon as possible.

ICS Chairman Calls for Economic Sustainability

ICS Chairman Calls for Economic Sustainability

19 March, 2013

Stringent measures to reduce shipping’s impact on the environment need to also be economically sustainable, warns the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

ICS to Publish eBooks

ICS to Publish eBooks

25 February, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced that it will be making its publications on best practices for shipping companies available as eBooks.

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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