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The world is changing.

The old compass points, are no longer always true.

Whilst ICS continues its advocacy work on behalf of the shipping industry with its regulators, including IMO, new technology, meeting our responsibilities to mitigate climate change, and the need to ensure sustainability are driving a revolution in global maritime transport.

Join us and together we can shape the future of shipping.

ICS is the vision and the voice of shipping.

In a time of change, we provide adaptability, resilience, engagement
and strategic leadership.

Representing over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet.

And with equity, the environment and sustainability at the heart of our mission.

90% of global trade is moved by sea

11 billion tonnes of goods are shipped per year

$14 trillion of goods are moved annually by sea

60% of all trade and goods moved by ship go to
empowering and developing the global economy

Our global network of national associations and strategic partners gives ICS a powerful and cohesive voice when engaging with governments and inter-governmental organisations.

We advocate for the industry on all issues of maritime affairs, shipping policy and technical matters.

And we have a proven track record of developing policies in close consultation with members and in co-operation with our partners.

ICS members and partnerships are a vital part of our strength.