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ICS Welcomes Release of ‘Global Spirit’ in Antwerp

Release of the car carrier ‘Global Spirit’, which was detained for three weeks by Belgian environmental authorities in the port of Antwerp, has been welcomed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners.

27 June 2014 Press Release

ICS Explains Shipping Industry Commitment to Reduce CO2 Emissions, at ‘Tyndall Centre’ Event in Liverpool

Call for Shipping Industry to Anticipate Climate Change Impacts At a major conference today (18 June) in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), gave the keynote speech explaining the shipping industry’s commitment to reducing its CO2 emissions.

18 June 2014 Press Release

ICS Meets in Cyprus

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal global trade association for shipowners representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in Limassol, Cyprus last week for its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting was hosted by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber in its 25th anniversary year, and commenced with a gala dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia.

16 June 2014 Press Release

ICS Publishes Annual Review

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting.

9 June 2014 Press Release

Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of Seafarers and Crew Claims

Governments, maritime employer representatives co-ordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and their counterparts from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) met this week at the International Labour Organization in Geneva for the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) established under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). During the meeting agreement was reached for amendments to the Convention to ensure the provision of financial security systems to assist seafarers in the event of their abandonment and for compensation for seafarers’ contractual claims for death and personal injury.

11 April 2014 Press Release

IMO Should Focus on Developing Global CO2 Reporting System Before Looking at Ship Indexing

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from ships. This is supported by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which has made a detailed submission on the issue to the MEPC meeting on behalf of its member national shipowners’ associations.

21 March 2014 Press Release