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Renewables infrastructure ingredients face shortfall

Supply of core components for renewable energy projects could become a major obstacle to the global energy transition and the availability of green fuels for shipping, according to recent analyses.

23 October 2023 News

Unlocking the promise of new nuclear

Nuclear power may be becoming technically viable for commercial shipping, but policy frameworks and perhaps even shipowning business models will also have to change.

23 October 2023 Article

ICS Publications announces updates to the Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) to ensure alignment with the latest International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced the launch of the Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas), fourth edition. This comprehensive guide is the definitive industry best practice guidance for gas carrier operators and a carriage requirement under the national regulations of many flag States.

16 October 2023 Press Release

ICS continues to grow as it welcomes New Zealand Shipping Federation to full membership

• The New Zealand Shipping Federation (NZSF) has become a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). • New Zealand Shipping Federation has been an affiliate member of the ICS since 2021. • This membership will broaden the geographical range of ICS’s community and help to ensure a balanced view to shape the future of shipping.

11 October 2023 Press Release

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