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New Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria address contaminating pests

The international supply chain is probably one of the most complex networks man has created, carrying 250 million containers every year. It’s safe and smooth functioning relies on everyone in the chain taking responsibility for the integrity and cleanliness of the container when in their care. To help address this, the revised Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria (UCIRC) published by BIC, ICS and WSC now includes inspection criteria for container depots and other container handover facilities to address pest contamination on and in containers.

17 July 2023 Press Release

ICS Publications launches new Ship Recycling Guide as Hong Kong Convention is ratified

The shipping industry is being urged to take notice of the latest amendments to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) detailed in a new publication update from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), to ensure they comply and can operate and trade globally with their vessels. ICS Publications has published the fourth edition of Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, providing crucial updates to the shipping industry on its mandatory employment standards and best practices, to ensure compliance with the Convention and the obligations of maritime employers which the Convention sets out.

3 July 2023 Press Release

President Marcos Jr uses Shipping Summit to reiterate his directive to prepare seafarers for a decarbonised future

Seafarer summit organised by International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), in collaboration with International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation ITF, with the Filipino Shipowners’ Association (FSA), stressed the importance of continuous industry and government collaboration to meet the challenges ahead.

30 June 2023 Press Release

Barbados blue bond to support marine conservation

The government of Barbados is preparing to pour an extra US$50 million into ocean conservation efforts over the next fifteen years after replacing conventional debt with a Blue Bond.

28 June 2023 News

The Power of People

Melina Travlos, President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, discusses her leadership philosophy of putting people first

26 June 2023 Article

ICS network launches global campaign to drive seafarer recruitment

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26 June 2023 Press Release

President Marcos Jr. and shipping industry put seafarer top of agenda at Manila summit

President Marcos Jr. of the Philippines called for cross sectoral support to increase employment retention at an exclusive summit focused entirely on seafarers. Ministers, shipowners, employers, and unions gathered to discuss solutions to challenges facing the global workforce. ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping: Seafarer 2050’ highlighted requirements for a successful transformation of seafarers’ roles to adapt to the future of global trade.

26 June 2023 Press Release

ICS celebrates the Hong Kong Convention entering into force

After 14 years since adoption by the International Maritime Organization the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention) has successfully been ratified and will enter into force. ICS celebrates Bangladesh, one of the principal ship recyclers in the world, and the Liberian Registry, the world’s second largest registry, for ratifying the Hong Kong Convention today, leading the way for safe and sustainable ship recycling practices. ICS has championed for the Hong Kong Convention to be ratified since it’s adoption and recognises the importance of today for the safe recycling of ships to human health and safety, and the environment.

26 June 2023 Press Release