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International Chamber of Shipping’s comment following the conclusion of the IMO ISWG-GHG 14

"We are disappointed by the lack of progress on setting new levels of ambition for GHG reductions to provide shipping with a clear net zero target for 2050. But we remain optimistic that a deal can still be stuck at the crucial MEPC meeting in July. More positively, governments are increasingly understanding the value of the ICS Fund and Reward proposal to accelerate the production and uptake of low and zero-carbon fuels."

24 March 2023 Statement

Disaster management for shipping and ports

Resilience is a core requirement of the supply chain, making unpredictable, large-scale natural disasters, such as the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in February, particularly problematic.

9 March 2023 Article

John Michael Radziwill: Powered by thought

John Michael Radziwill, CEO of shipowner and manager CTM talks about the power of collective knowledge and maps a pathway to greener operations for shipping.

7 March 2023 News Item

ICS statement on the High Seas Treaty

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes the historic breakthrough in finalising the text the landmark High Seas Treaty agreement achieved at the United Nations (UN) this weekend. Nearly 200 nation States took part in the discussions and while there is still some work to do before the text is officially adopted, the agreement on substance marks the culmination of nearly two decades of work.

7 March 2023 Statement

The International Chamber of Shipping continues to grow with Luxembourg and Brazil joining the global shipowners’ association

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, strengthens national association membership with two new members. The ICS Board has approved FEDIL Shipping, Luxembourg and the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners to join as Affiliate Member National Associations. Following the China Shipowner’s Association joining ICS earlier this year, ICS membership now comprises national shipowners’ associations from 41 countries and territories.

3 March 2023 Press Release