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Shipping Industry Calls on Governments to Address Migrants at Sea Crisis

Speaking at a high level Dialogue on Protection at Sea, hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on governments to address the growing refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

12 December 2014 Press Release

ICS Publishes New Chemical Tanker Safety Guide

A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

8 December 2014 Press Release

EU Regulation on CO2 Reporting by Ships May Complicate Global Agreement, Says ICS

The global trade association for shipowners – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is disappointed and concerned that the European Union is about to pre-empt negotiations taking place at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the collection of data on CO2 emissions from ships, by unilaterally adopting a regional Regulation which will apply to non-EU flag vessels, as well as ships registered in the EU.

27 November 2014 Press Release

ICS Addresses OECD Shipbuilding Working Party

The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, was the message delivered to governments in Paris today by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) at a meeting of the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding.

25 November 2014 Press Release

2014 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Shanghai on 30 and 31 October 2014. The meeting was attended by high level representatives of the industry, including the chairman of Intercargo Mr John Platsidakis, the chairman of IACS Mr Philippe Donche-Gay, the chairman of ICS Mr Masamichi Morooka, the president of BIMCO Mr John Denholm, the chairman of INTERTANKO Mr Graham Westgarth and the chairman of CESS Mr Hiroshi Iwamoto.

19 November 2014 Press Release

Rescue of Migrants at Sea is a Legal and Humanitarian Obligation, Says Shipowners’ Global Trade Association

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). ICS is the global trade association for commercial ship operators, whose ships are currently involved on a daily basis in the rescue of refugees at sea in the Mediterranean.

29 October 2014 Press Release