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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

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

‘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

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