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ICS signs milestone agreement with the Emirates Shipping Association for enhanced collaboration towards COP28

The International Chamber of Shipping signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Shipping Association for collaboration towards the UNFCCC Climate Conference COP28 and beyond. ICS will work with the national association of COP28’s host country for the benefit of the shipping sector overall. The UAE is one of the leader’s in the industry’s energy transition and was amongst the first governments to support the Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative.

1 December 2022 Press Release

Seafarer champion, Natalie Shaw, receives MBE from the Princess Royal

ICS Director of Employment Affairs, Natalie Shaw, receives MBE from Princess Royal during investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle. MBE awarded ‘for services to seafarers during the Covid-19 pandemic’. Award is the culmination of nearly two decades of dedicated service within global shipping.

16 November 2022 Press Release

Governments urged not to miss the boat on green fuel shipping

- New research from the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester highlights an urgent global need for investment in green fuels this decade to meet the Paris Climate goals. - Report says shipping will be crucial in transporting green fuels, and shipments of ammonia and bioenergy could grow to the same levels as shipping of gas and coal today. - 20 new large ammonia carriers must be built every year to meet potential demand, but investment in production and transport infrastructure is being held back by weak policy support with only 4% of current commitments actually being funded.

15 November 2022 Press Release

International organisations offer a helping hand with recycling regulations

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Ship Suppliers’ Association (ISSA), BIMCO and the International HazMat Association (IHMA) have collaborated to develop a new guide to help both shipowners and ship suppliers comply with both the current EU Ship Recycling Regulations (EUSRR) and the Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling (HKC) where ratification is anticipated next year.

10 November 2022 Press Release

More governments come on board with Clean Energy Marine Hubs initiative at COP27

Ministers from Uruguay, Panama, and Norway sign up to Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative (CEM-Hubs) in Egypt. Countries join existing members Canada and UAE at event in Sharm El Sheikh, led by US State Department and the Prime Minister of Norway. Initiative is jointly-led by governments and a CEO-level taskforce from across the energy supply chain, in support of global decarbonisation

7 November 2022 Press Release

Black Sea Grain Corridor

Following the Russian government’s announcement that it is suspending participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the International Chamber of Shipping, which represents 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, has issued a statement

1 November 2022 Statement