• New report highlights that there is changing attitudes towards the fuels of the future from
industry leaders but reliance on fossil fuels remains high without global political and
• Newly published report from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – The ICS Maritime
Barometer Report 2022-2023 - shows that clear direction from governments is needed to
accelerate the green energy transition.
• Political instability, financial instability and cyber-attacks among top risks identified.
The Philippines and Indonesia, which are home to just under 21% of the world’s crew members, are taking action to support their seafarers in developing modern skill sets as shipping decarbonizes.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will publish advice on the climate obligations of states and the legal consequences for those failing to meet their responsibilities, following a request from the UN General Assembly.
To take advantage of the social and economic benefits of shipping’s green transition, African maritime leaders are being encouraged to implement infrastructure to train and upskill seafarers.
Seven of the world’s biggest economies have reaffirmed their commitment to more stringent emission targets for international shipping. The G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment on April 15-16 noted the group’s common aim of working towards an IMO greenhouse gas (GHG) target of net-zero emissions by 2050, with new intermediate targets in 2030 and 2040.
As recently as December 2022, the UAE was listed as the country with the highest incidence of abandonment in the world - ICS recorded 29 such cases during the course of the year. Fast forward less than four months and welfare groups have noted, despite increasing prevalence worldwide, a significant drop in the number of UAE cases, with just one case reported in the first quarter of 2023.
A series of ‘once in a lifetime’ shocks destabilised South Asian economies last year. Can growing participation in global trade provide a lifeline?
The Clean Energy Marine Hubs (CEM Hubs) Initiative has been awarded the GREEN4SEA Initiative Award today.
The Port of Singapore has cemented its position as a key maritime hub, leading the charge on
decarbonisation, digitalisation and supply chain resilience. Kenneth Lim, Assistant CEO, Maritime and
Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) tells ICS about the factors contributing to its ongoing success.
The latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report have prompted UN Secretary General António Guterres to call on all countries to bring forward their net zero plans by a decade to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) targets