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Emanuele Grimaldi re-elected as Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping

• Emanuele Grimaldi has been unanimously re-elected as Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) during the Annual General Meeting in Montreal. • Mr Grimaldi will continue to lead the ICS on key issues in the maritime sector including decarbonisation, increased protectionism, seafarer safety, and digitalisation.

20 June 2024 Press Release

Industry leaders call on governments to recognise impact of increasing protectionism globally at leading Summit in Montreal

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Chamber of Marine Commerce, Canada (CMC) convened industry leaders in Montreal on Thursday 13 June to discuss the challenges and risks to global trade at the flagship Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit. Top of the agenda were the critical issues impacting maritime sector including increased protectionism, global geopolitical conflicts, decarbonisation and future fuels, and the importance of seafarers. Industry leaders called on governments to recognise the negative impacts to global trade that increased protectionism is having.

17 June 2024 Press Release

Hong Kong SAR Government and International Chamber of Shipping commit to host high level summit, underscoring the importance of global trade

• Guy Platten and Lam Sai-Hung met in Hong Kong to establish plans for mutual collaboration and to discuss the future of shipping and trade. • The two organisations agree to host summit during Hong Kong Maritime Week in November 2024. • The summit will provide grounds for a high-level discussion that aims to build consensus and provide unique perspectives on critical maritime trade issues.

28 May 2024 Press Release

G7 Transport Ministers meeting in Milan briefed by ICS Chairman, Emanuele Grimaldi, on Security and Decarbonisation

• The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Chairman, Emanuele Grimaldi, briefed G7 Transport Ministers in Milan, who were meeting to discuss the importance of maritime connectivity, on the sector’s security concerns. • During the meeting the ICS Chairman highlighted the significance of free trade for the global economy and the industry’s green transition. • Notably, Mr Grimaldi emphasised to the G7 Transport Ministers the continued plight of the 25 Galaxy Leader seafarers who are still being held captive by the Houthis.

15 April 2024 Press Release