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Pankaj Khanna: Staying nimble amid growth and change

Since acquiring former tanker pool specialist Heidmar from TMS Group in November 2020, CEO Pankaj Khanna has grown the company’s commercial management business from six to nearly 60 vessels. He talks to ICS about what it takes to succeed and grow in an evolving shipping market.

23 January 2023 Article

Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative gains further momentum at key Ministerial energy meeting hosted by IRENA

• The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) welcomes the Clean Energy Marine Hubs (CEM Hubs) initiative from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Association of Ports & Harbors (IAPH) and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). • IRENA hosts Ministerial Roundtable with governments and the maritime industry at the 13th Assembly to discuss renewable-based fuels for the maritime sector. • CEO’s and industry call on ministers to prioritise cross-sectoral collaboration to meet decarbonisation goals, scale and timelines.

16 January 2023 Press Release

New advisory committee launched to address major maritime issues impacting Filipino seafarers

• Shipping industry leaders form part of newly created advisory board, the ‘International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs’ (IACGMA). • Creation of advisory board initially recommended by His Excellency Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr during a meeting with shipping industry leaders on 13 December 2022 in Brussels. • The IACGMA will contribute to the global competitiveness of Filipino seafarers and prepare them for a maritime just transition.

16 January 2023 Press Release

Inspection challenges at Black Sea Grain Corridor

The Black Sea Grain Initiative (‘the Initiative’) was recently extended by 120 days to 18 March 2023 under the original conditions, after all parties reached agreement.

14 December 2022 Article