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International Chamber of Shipping and Suez Canal Authority commit to continue open communication

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Suez Canal Authority (SCA) extend landmark agreement. The extension to the agreement, initially signed in May 2022 ahead of the COP27 meeting and intended to be a year-long commitment, signifies an ongoing commitment to open communication between the ICS and the SCA. The extension of the agreement represents formalisation of dialogue.

1 March 2023 Press Release

ICS publishes updated STCW Guide for the modern working environment

In recent years, shipping has rapidly developed and evolved to meet new realities, from working with low flash point fuels for net zero requirements to operating in polar regions, prompting changes to regulations in the IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). STCW was designed to regulate the training and certification of seafarers and forms the basis for standards of crew competence that are enforced worldwide. A related challenge now faces shipping companies regarding crewing their ships with appropriately trained personnel.

23 February 2023 Press Release

Joint open letter on seafarers still trapped in Ukraine

In just a few days, on 24 February 2023, will mark one year since the onset of the war in Ukraine. The International Chamber of Shipping, in collaboration with over 30 other organisations and companies, have written a joint open letter urgently calling on the UN Secretary General - His Excellency António Guterres – to prioritise the immediate release of the 331 seafarers and 62 ships that remain trapped in Ukrainian ports. Read the joint industry open letter here.

20 February 2023 Statement

The International Chamber of Shipping reaffirms commitment to 2050 net zero

The Board of the International Chamber of Shipping has submitted a revised proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that reaffirms the industry’s commitment to meet 2050 net zero carbon goals and sets out the full details of how this can be achieved via a ‘Fund and Reward’ system.

15 February 2023 Press Release

Carbon mechanism could knock 12% off EU industrial imports

A new measure to stop emissions being shifted to countries outside the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will have a significant impact on trade flows in several key industrial sectors, a European Commission assessment has revealed.

7 February 2023 News

Flip the script: dancing with data

Data is playing an increasing role in efforts to streamline maritime operations, lower the use of fossil fuels and harness the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI).

7 February 2023 Article

Coal trade reshuffled amid energy crisis

Global coal trade patterns have confounded analysts in the past two years and are set to continue their turbulent evolution in 2023, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

6 February 2023 News

Maritime Anti-Piracy Bill passed by Indian Parliament

India’s recent passing of the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill (2019) in December 2022 reassures shipowners and operators that countering maritime piracy in the region continues to be a high priority.

2 February 2023 News