• The International Chamber of Shipping signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Shipping Association for collaboration towards the UNFCCC Climate Conference COP28 and beyond.
• ICS will work with the national association of COP28’s host country for the benefit of the shipping sector overall.
• The UAE is one of the leader’s in the industry’s energy transition and was amongst the first governments to support the Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling for the immediate release of the 26 Heroic Idun seafarers that are currently being detained without justification in Nigeria.
• ICS Director of Employment Affairs, Natalie Shaw, receives MBE from Princess Royal during investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.
• MBE awarded ‘for services to seafarers during the Covid-19 pandemic’.
• Award is the culmination of nearly two decades of dedicated service within global shipping.
- New research from the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester highlights an urgent global need for investment in green fuels this decade to meet the Paris Climate goals.
- Report says shipping will be crucial in transporting green fuels, and shipments of ammonia and bioenergy could grow to the same levels as shipping of gas and coal today.
- 20 new large ammonia carriers must be built every year to meet potential demand, but investment in production and transport infrastructure is being held back by weak policy support with only 4% of current commitments actually being funded.
Shipping action plan launched at COP27 in response to new research cautioning ‘as many as 800,000 seafarers’ due for carbon upskilling by the mid-2030s.
• Ministers from Uruguay, Panama, and Norway sign up to Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative (CEM-Hubs) in Egypt.
• Countries join existing members Canada and UAE at event in Sharm El Sheikh, led by US State Department and the Prime Minister of Norway.
• Initiative is jointly-led by governments and a CEO-level taskforce from across the energy supply chain, in support of global decarbonisation
Ship technology suppliers are aiming to submit a proposal to IMO on improving data sharing to appease growing discontent among shipowner customers.
Following the Russian government’s announcement that it is suspending participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the International Chamber of Shipping, which represents 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, has issued a statement