The following is a list of forthcoming events at which ICS is participating or endorsing:

15-17 September 2020: ICS Annual General Meeting in Manila, Philippines


National shipowners’ associations from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, will consider pressing international issues of concern to global shipowners and operators at the 2020 ICS Annual General meeting, held from 15-17 September 2020 in Manila, Philippines.

ICS is organising the AGM at the kind invitation of the Filipino Shipowners’ Association (FSA), marking the FSA’s 70th anniversary. The AGM follows the 2019 Meeting in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, and will take place in conjunction with the ICS board meeting, with an attractive programme for members before and after the official meetings.

All ICS members are invited to attend and contribute to determining the future direction of ICS. Members will receive further information on registration and detailed arrangements soon.

For  more information, please contact the London secretariat.

Previous Events

COP 25 and the Fourth Propulsion Revolution

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), and the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) jointly organised an event dedicated to the decarbonisation of shipping at the COP 25 in Madrid 

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2019 ICS Conference: Powering Global Trade


More than 30 influential speakers from around the world challenged the shipping community to fully explore the options open to the industry and the decisions it faces – decisions which will have implications beyond the sector’s own boardrooms. The packed agenda covered climate science, research and development, finance, policy instruments and the role of the Global Maritime Value Chain.

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UN Climate Conference – ICS has Vision for Zero Carbon Shipping Future


ICS emphasised how the shipping industry is supporting the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop an ambitious CO2 reduction strategy. “ICS has a vision of zero COemissions from shipping in the second half of the century.  We are confident this will be achievable with alternative fuels and new propulsion technologies.”

Reducing CO2 A ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’, Key Issues 2018

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UN Ocean Conference: 

'Shipping Committed to Green Growth'

The brochure "International Shipping: Protecting the Ocean, Committed to CO2 Reduction" can be downloaded here

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COP 22: We need to agree Ambitious CO2 Commitments for Shipping by 2018


At the UNFCCC Climate Conference (COP 22), in Marrakesh, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map for shipping is a significant decision giving further impetus to the substantial CO2 reductions that are already being delivered by the global industry.

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