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Shipping and New Technologies

While the basic principles of navigation have not changed for hundreds of years, despite use of new tools such as satellite navigation, shipping is constantly evolving.

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On the brink of a revolution

With the decarbonisation of shipping now the main driver of change, the shipping industry is facing a 4th Propulsion Revolution.

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The R&D Fund

To achieve the development of viable zero-carbon emission ships, ICS and its industry partners are proposing the establishment of a groundbreaking $5 billion Research & Development (R&D) fund.

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ILO MLC Frequently Asked Questions

The ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) entered into force in August 2013. This page contains information to help shipowners and operators ensure compliance

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Environmental Initiatives

Shipping is the least environmentally damaging form of commercial transport and, compared with land based industry, is a comparatively minor contributor to pollution from human activities.

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