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ICS Chairman Praises IMO Efficiency at World Ocean Summit

ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, addressed delegates at the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist magazine in San Francisco yesterday (25 February), following a key note speech by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and a video presentation by HRH Prince Charles (of the United Kingdom).

27 February 2014 Press Release

“Maritime Maisie” Brings Sharp Focus to Shipowners’, Salvors’ and Insurers’ Campaign to Urge Governments to Adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines

Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels, following a series of incidents where casualty vessels have been delayed in accessing a safe harbour.

13 February 2014 Press Release

ICS Board Prepares for Important IMO Meeting

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, recently met in London.

11 February 2014 Press Release

ICS Identifies Lessons from Somali Piracy

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013.

13 January 2014 Press Release

ICS Calls for Understanding from Port State Control on Seafarer Security Training Certification

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January, as required by the 2010 amendments to the IMO Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010).

13 December 2013 Press Release

New ICS Initiative to Maintain IMO Primacy on Shipping and CO2 Issues

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the worldwide trade association for shipowners – has made an important written submission to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) suggesting a possible way forward with respect to complex discussions about additional global regulations to further reduce CO2 emissions from merchant ships.

2 December 2013 Press Release

Reducing CO2 is Economic ‘No Brainer’ for Shipowners, ICS Tells UN Climate Change Conference

Today, at the United Nations (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP 19), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will advise a United Nations event on the economics of mitigation that reducing CO2 emissions is an economic ‘no brainer’ for the global shipping industry. Further efforts by industry to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions from ships – which carry about 90% of global trade – is already a matter of enlightened self interest.

18 November 2013 Press Release

Tripartite Meeting Support IMO’s Three Pillars of Sustainability

The Annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Tokyo on 17 and 18 October 2013. The meeting unanimously welcomed the IMO theme for 2013 of 'a sustainable maritime transport system' and its recognition of the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, social and economic.

13 November 2013 Press Release