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Caution around revised Chinese port crew change rules

Although the Chinese government has lifted restrictions on crew change, confusion about these changes abound - with some ports still enforcing the requirements imposed almost three years ago when the pandemic began.

2 February 2023 News

ICS publishes annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table

A 25% increase seen in International Labour Organization (ILO) reporting on seafarer wellbeing compared to last year. Reporting on ILO labour standards is vital to improve seafarer welfare. A record number of flag administrations achieve full qualification status under the US Qualship 21 programme.

30 January 2023 Press Release

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