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ICS comment on European Commission decision not to renew Consortia Block Exemption for liner shipping.

Following the announcement on 10 October 2023 by the European Commission (DG COMP) that it intends to let the sector-specific Consortia Block Exemption Regulation for liner shipping expire in April 2024, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which is the global trade association for shipowners and ship operators in all sectors and trades, made the following comment.

11 October 2023 Statement

ICS launches CII Data Collection System

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launches its Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Data Collection System today. The purpose of the ICS CII Data Collection System is to support the International Maritime Organization during the formal review of the CII rating system, due to be completed by 1 January 2026. ICS invites shipowners and relevant stakeholders to utilise the ICS Data Collection System to contribute to a fair and successful CII rating system in the future.

9 October 2023 Press Release

The International Chamber of Shipping opens new Representative Office in Shanghai

Marked at a special ceremony today at the North Bund Forum, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has opened a new Representative office in Shanghai. ICS recognises great importance of Chinese shipping industry and looks forward to continuing collaboration with China Shipowners’ Association which is now a Full ICS Member. New ICS office is located in the North Bund area of Hongkou District, Shanghai, a prominent global shipping hub.

22 September 2023 Press Release

Friend-shoring supports ocean volumes

Demand for shipping is benefiting from a global trend in international relations where nations increase trade with allies, a shift known as friend-shoring.

15 September 2023 News

Alzbeta Klein: Feeding a hungry world

Alzbeta Klein, CEO and Director General, International Fertilizer Association, discusses how her industry must balance sometimes competing targets of sustainability and food security

15 September 2023 Article

Uncertainty for North Sea energy island construction

Denmark’s planned creation of an artificial island around 100 km off its coast, which will be surrounded by 10 offshore wind farms, has hit a stumbling block after forecast construction costs significantly exceeded the Danish Government political threshold for profitability.

15 September 2023 News

UAE MOEI and the International Chamber of Shipping unveil plans for COP28

The shipping industry will come together with ministers at COP28 for a series of events and the annual Shaping the Future of Shipping summit. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOIE) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) unveil COP28 plans following high-profile meeting in July to launch the CEM Hubs initiative. Summit to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates’ Minister for Energy and Infrastructure on 10 December 2023.

7 September 2023 Press Release