Shipowners, seafarers’ unions and maritime employer groups are establishing their own approved international network of quarantine facilities to ensure seafarers can safely join ships, despite unpredictable changes to government border policies.
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WHO and ILO form Action Group with global transport bodies to protect workers’ rights and ease supply chain congestion
World Health Organization and International Labour Organization agree to form an Action Group to ensure implementation of COVID-19 protocols for transport workers
Major transport organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chain at greater risk
World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn international transport organisations and unions representing road, air and sea transport.
The International Chamber of Shipping has called on Director General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to prioritise maritime transport in World Trade Organization (WTO) initiatives and negotiations.
The International Chamber of Shipping has released a statement Following the conclusion of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 77, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have released the following statement
Governments decide on International Chamber of Shipping USD5 billion R&D fund to accelerate zero-carbon shipping in first ‘litmus test’ of COP 26 commitments
A critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), held by the global shipping industry’s UN regulator, will decide whether to go ahead with a USD 5 billion R&D fund – the ‘IMO Maritime Research Fund (IMRF)’. The decision is what industry is calling the 'first litmus test' of government's decarbonisation commitments following COP26.
Register to watch the full Shaping the Future of Shipping conference held during COP26 at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Saturday 6th November 2021
ICS and IMO meet with Green Climate Fund to discuss the provision of up to $1.5 million to accelerate zero carbon R&D fund
Green Climate Fund (GCF) discussed the possibility of an application to its Project Preparation Facility (PPF), worth up to USD 1.5 million, to fast-track the creation of shipping R&D Fund, that could be used to accelerate investment proposals to decarbonize the shipping industry.
UN Global Compact and shipping industry confirm formation of ‘people-centred’ Task Force to ensure Just Transition to net-zero
In a landmark moment for maritime workers the formation of a Just Transition Maritime Task Force has been agreed to drive decarbonisation of the industry and support millions of seafarers through shipping’s green transition.
Lack of R&D investment “the greatest blocker to shipping’s decarbonisation”, ministerial COP26 conference to be told
Meeting of industry leaders and ministers at COP26 in Glasgow will seek to increase spending on green technology development in shipping to meet net zero targets.