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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

Joint Industry Statement on the attack on MV TRUE CONFIDENCE

Joint industry statement on attack on MV True Confidence from BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), INTERCARGO, INTERMANAGER, INTERTANKO, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and OCIMF.

7 March 2024 Statement

Global shipowners body sets out industry principles to combat harassment and bullying

• The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launches ‘Industry principles for establishing effective measures to combat and eliminate harassment and bullying in the maritime sector.’ • The free industry guidance sets out five high level and eight detailed principles to successfully address the issue. • ICS submitted the principles to shipping’s global UN regulators, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ahead of a joint meeting alongside governments, shipowners and unions.

21 February 2024 Press Release

Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew still held captive

Monday 19th February 2024 – marks the three-month anniversary since the Houthis seized the Galaxy Leader and its 25 seafarers in the Red Sea. The vessel, a roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier, was seized on the 19 November. The maritime industry has joined together from around the world to express their concern for the seafarers who have been held hostage, and call on the Houthis to release the crew of the Galaxy Leader.

19 February 2024 Statement

Zero Emission Shipping Fund proposal submitted to UN to deliver on shipping’s net zero targets

• The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and the Republic of Liberia submit detailed proposal to UN IMO for a Zero Emission Shipping Fund to accelerate transition to net zero by 2050. • Fund will incentivise accelerated production and uptake of zero GHG marine fuels and technologies and provide billions of dollars to support transition in developing countries. • Governments urged to approve fit-for-purpose proposals to meet their commitment to adopt a maritime GHG emissions pricing mechanism in 2025.

1 February 2024 Press Release

ICS publishes highly anticipated Flag State Performance Table

• Updated Flag State Performance Table shows an increase in positive performance indicators amongst smaller Flag States. • Flag States that have a majority of negative indicators highlights the need to encourage shipowners and operators to examine whether a Flag State has sufficient substance before using it. • Ship operators in dialogue with maritime Administrations are recommended to use the Table to identify areas for further improvement over the next twelve months.

23 January 2024 Press Release

Joint WSC, BIMCO and ICS statement on Red Sea attacks

The World Shipping Council, the International Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO today expressed their thanks to the 12 nations that have jointly condemned the ongoing illegal attacks on ships in the Red Sea and unlawful detention of vessels and crews there.

3 January 2024 Statement