In July, governments at the UN body the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will set a course towards a net zero future. Shipowners have called on the member states to set a clear direction with increased ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) argues that knowing where you want to go is only one part of the journey, you have to have the tools to reach your destination.
25 May 2023
• New report highlights that there is changing attitudes towards the fuels of the future from
industry leaders but reliance on fossil fuels remains high without global political and
• Newly published report from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – The ICS Maritime
Barometer Report 2022-2023 - shows that clear direction from governments is needed to
accelerate the green energy transition.
• Political instability, financial instability and cyber-attacks among top risks identified.
16 May 2023
The Philippines and Indonesia, which are home to just under 21% of the world’s crew members, are taking action to support their seafarers in developing modern skill sets as shipping decarbonizes.
16 May 2023
To take advantage of the social and economic benefits of shipping’s green transition, African maritime leaders are being encouraged to implement infrastructure to train and upskill seafarers.
5 May 2023
The Clean Energy Marine Hubs (CEM Hubs) Initiative has been awarded the GREEN4SEA Initiative Award today.
20 April 2023
• The International Chamber of Shipping’s (ICS) Chairman Emanuele Grimaldi met with China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) in Shanghai to enhance collaboration between the ICS and China.
• Emanuele Grimaldi also met with high-ranking Shanghai government officials to
discuss topics at the top of China’s shipping agenda.
• The meetings signify a new era of collaboration to address the shipping industry’s
collective challenges, building on the already strong relationships between ICS and China.
11 April 2023
4 April 2023
The European Commission decided today to continue to recognise the Philippines' training and certification system. ECSA and ICS welcome this positive development, as Filipino seafarers play a central role in global shipping and in keeping trade moving.
31 March 2023
28 March 2023
"We are disappointed by the lack of progress on setting new levels of ambition for GHG reductions to provide shipping with a clear net zero target for 2050. But we remain optimistic that a deal can still be stuck at the crucial MEPC meeting in July.
More positively, governments are increasingly understanding the value of the ICS Fund and Reward proposal to accelerate the production and uptake of low and zero-carbon fuels."
24 March 2023