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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

‘When it matters, shipping speaks as one’: industry-union pact to keep pandemic cooperative spirit alive

Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups have come together to sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take forward the ‘spirit of cooperation’ that marked the shipping industry’s joint efforts throughout the pandemic. The MOU’s signatories are: • ITF – the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) • ICS – the International Chamber of Shipping • IMEC – the International Maritime Employers' Council

7 December 2022 Press Release

ICS signs milestone agreement with the Emirates Shipping Association for enhanced collaboration towards COP28

• The International Chamber of Shipping signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Shipping Association for collaboration towards the UNFCCC Climate Conference COP28 and beyond. • ICS will work with the national association of COP28’s host country for the benefit of the shipping sector overall. • The UAE is one of the leader’s in the industry’s energy transition and was amongst the first governments to support the Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative.

1 December 2022 Press Release