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ICS publishes annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table

A 25% increase seen in International Labour Organization (ILO) reporting on seafarer wellbeing compared to last year. Reporting on ILO labour standards is vital to improve seafarer welfare. A record number of flag administrations achieve full qualification status under the US Qualship 21 programme.

30 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

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

‘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