Press Releases

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.

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.

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