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In response to media enquiries we have provided the following statement from Guy Platten, Secretary General, ICS:
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issues new Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry
Document produced in collaboration with international bodies; WHO, IMO, ECDC and IMHA.
Port state control authorities will begin to enforce the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 from 1st March, making it an offense for ships to carry fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5 percent unless the ship has an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System.
Ships may face more than 30% higher costs under new Panama Canal Authority measures, says International Chamber of Shipping 13 February, 2020
The Panama Canal Authority has said it will impose a ‘Freshwater Charge’ on ships passing through the canal from 15th February.
Following an extensive and rigorous selection procedure, the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General.
The number of ship’s crewmembers being kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea increased by more than 50% in 2019 and this year has begun with a further escalation of violence, armed robbery and kidnaping
Global Shipping Body (ICS) issues guidance to shipowners in the face of the Corona Virus
On the eve of the implementation of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) Global Sulphur Cap – which requires most of the world’s commercial shipping to use fuels with a sulphur content of 0.5 percent or less, Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has issued a message to the shipping industry and its regulators.
The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping.