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ICS & OCIMF Launch New Emergency Guide for Masters

New practical guide “Peril at Sea and Salvage” supports seafarers and shore-based personnel in their initial response, implementing the emergency response plan, towage and salvage.

21 October 2020 Press Release

International Chamber of Shipping releases 2020 Annual Review

Review covers the impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis plus a broad cross-section of such as efforts to decarbonise shipping and the USD 5 billion industry fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.

1 October 2020 Press Release

International Chamber of Shipping updates health guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) to reflect latest knowledge

A great deal has changed since March, when the International Chamber of Shipping first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Whilst deaths, and indeed infection rates on ships stand at almost nothing in comparison, seafarers face the same risks as the general population and it is important to recognise that following health guidelines is essential to maintain this situation.

30 September 2020 Press Release

Esben Poulsson reappointed as ICS Chairman for a new term

During its Virtual Annual General Meeting on 15 September, the board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reappointed Esben Poulsson, the current Chairman of ICS for a further two-year term.

22 September 2020 Press Release

ICS, UNHCR and IOM call on States to end humanitarian crisis onboard ship in the Mediterranean

ICS, the International Chamber of Shipping, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling for the immediate disembarkation of 27 rescued people trapped onboard a cargo ship. The distraught group, including one child and a pregnant woman, have now been onboard the Maersk Etienne for more than one month.

7 September 2020 Press Release

BIMCO and ICS Prepare for New Seafarer Report

With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report), the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments seeking the market intelligence they need to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

17 August 2020 Press Release