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International Chamber of Shipping Challenges Proposed New Accounting Standards

International Chamber of Shipping Challenges Proposed New Accounting Standards

24 September, 2013

ICS has submitted detailed comments to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) on its controversial proposals to overhaul international accounting rules for leases, which could have an impact on contracts used in international shipping, including those governing operational arrangements.

International Chamber of Shipping Meets in London

International Chamber of Shipping Meets in London

17 September, 2013

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) representing national shipowners’ associations from the Americas, Asia and Europe met in London last week.

Port State Enforcement of ILO MLC - ICS Issues Free Advice to Shipowners

Port State Enforcement of ILO MLC - ICS Issues Free Advice to Shipowners

12 July, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations negotiated the text of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), has issued advice to shipowners.

ICS Meets in Oslo

ICS Meets in Oslo

10 June, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its Annual General Meeting in Oslo from 5-7 June at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA).

Implementing an Effective Safety Culture - ICS Launches Free Guidance to Shipowners

Implementing an Effective Safety Culture - ICS Launches Free Guidance to Shipowners

10 June, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published new guidance for shipowners on how shipping companies and crews can implement an effective ‘safety culture’.

ICS Meets with Ministers to Discuss Arctic Shipping

ICS Meets with Ministers to Discuss Arctic Shipping

06 June, 2013

At a Summit in Oslo on 5 June, Board Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) met with Ministers from major shipping nations and the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss Arctic Shipping.

Shipping Faces Half Trillion Dollar Environment Costs, ICS Chairman Tells Nor-Shipping

Shipping Faces Half Trillion Dollar Environment Costs, ICS Chairman Tells Nor-Shipping

04 June, 2013

Speaking to delegates at the opening of the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo today, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Masamichi Morooka, said that impending new legislation to protect the environment potentially presented an additional industry-wide cost of more than half a trillion US dollars between 2015 and 2025.

ICS Launches its Annual Review of Shipping Developments

ICS Launches its Annual Review of Shipping Developments

30 May, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments, in advance of its Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Oslo from 5-7 June.

ICS Presents Shipping's Economic Challenges to World's Transport Ministers

ICS Presents Shipping's Economic Challenges to World's Transport Ministers

24 May, 2013

At the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the annual gathering of the world's transport ministers from more than 50 countries (22-24 May), the views of the global shipping industry were represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners.

Shipowners and Unions Raise Concern at Casualty Reporting Failures

Shipowners and Unions Raise Concern at Casualty Reporting Failures

22 April, 2013

Shipowners and seafarers' unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions.

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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