Press Releases

Fourth Propulsion Revolution: ICS Reaches Beyond the Shipping Community

Fourth Propulsion Revolution: ICS Reaches Beyond the Shipping Community

16 September, 2019

A packed house of delegates was confronted yesterday with the reality of powering global trade without the use of fossil fuels. At the International Chamber of Shipping’s 2019 Conference - Setting Course for 2050 : 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.

ICS Conference welcome address

ICS Conference welcome address

16 September, 2019

Text of the welcoming address delivered by Emanuele Grimaldi, Vice-Chair, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS); and President and Managing Director, Grimaldi Group on behalf of ICS Chair, Esben Poulsson at the ICS Conference in London

Round Table leaders set their sights on the future

Round Table leaders set their sights on the future

13 September, 2019

Round Table leaders set their sights on the future

Round Table leaders set their sights on the future

13 September, 2019

The Round Table leaders of the major shipping industry trade associations BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO met in London yesterday to consider the transformational issues affecting the sector.

ICS confirms record line up for its flagship Conference

ICS confirms record line up for its flagship Conference

28 August, 2019

ICS has added further high-level speakers to the line-up of its 2019 Conference: Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade. The flagship conference will take place on September 11th at the British Library, during London International Shipping Week.

Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz

Joint Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz

02 August, 2019

Following the seizure of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ on 19 July, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) jointly urge immediate action by the international community to stop the escalation of tensions and fully respect international law.

PRESS STATEMENT - International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Strait of Hormuz

PRESS STATEMENT - International Chamber of Shipping expresses concern over developing situation in the Strait of Hormuz

19 July, 2019

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is receiving reports that a British registered vessel - Stena Impero - has been diverted from its original course in the Strait of Hormuz while sailing in international waters.

ICS Announces First Speakers for its Flagship Conference During LISW19

ICS Announces First Speakers for its Flagship Conference During LISW19

04 July, 2019

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will challenge the shipping industry and policymakers to face the reality of powering global trade without the use of fossil fuels in its 2019 International Shipping Conference 'Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade'.

Six Months to go to the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

Six Months to go to the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

01 July, 2019

With six months to go until the implementation of the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated guidance to help shipowners comply with new UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations. Taking full effect on 1 January 2020 the legal framework will require merchant ships worldwide to use fuel with a sulphur content of less than 0.50 percent or use alternative mitigation technologies.

ICS to push for rapid action on further CO2 reduction by International Shipping

ICS to push for rapid action on further CO2 reduction by International Shipping

18 June, 2019

2019 AGM Faroe Islands: Representatives of the world’s national shipowners’ associations met last week in the Faroe Islands to review the priorities of the global shipowners’ association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). ICS agreed a suite of actions in support of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy to decarbonise international shipping in line with the United Nations 1.5 degree climate change goal.

Press Statement: International Chamber of Shipping Expresses Concern Over Tanker Attacks

Press Statement: International Chamber of Shipping Expresses Concern Over Tanker Attacks

13 June, 2019

The Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed concern at the serious incidents involving the Marshall Islands flagged ship Front Altair and the Panama flagged Kokuka Courageous, in the Gulf of Oman.

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

10 June, 2019

Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea.

Shipowners’ Global Trade Association Launches Annual Review

Shipowners’ Global Trade Association Launches Annual Review

03 June, 2019

In advance of its AGM in the Faroe Islands next week, the global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched its Annual Review 2019, providing in-depth insight into the most pressing issues confronting shipping, which moves about 90% of global trade.

ICS Launches Definitive Guidelines on MLC Convention

ICS Launches Definitive Guidelines on MLC Convention

30 May, 2019

Responding to changing regulations the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched of the third edition of its essential Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, the only fully up to date guide to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) for all involved with the employment of seafarers.

International Shipping on Track to Meet 2030 CO2 Reduction Target Following Critical UN IMO Meeting

International Shipping on Track to Meet 2030 CO2 Reduction Target Following Critical UN IMO Meeting

17 May, 2019

New survey from ICS and ECSA paints positive picture for seafarer internet access

New survey from ICS and ECSA paints positive picture for seafarer internet access

15 May, 2019

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that not only is internet access for seafarers for personal use on board ships more widespread and available than previously imagined, but also that the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around the technology.

Shipping Industry Expresses Concern Over Recent Trade Developments

Shipping Industry Expresses Concern Over Recent Trade Developments

14 May, 2019

A delegation from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has, at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, expressed concern over recent increases in protectionist measures. Presenting two position papers to the WTO, the shipping sector has “fully committed to the preservation and promotion of free trade policies and principles around the world.”

Industry supports the IMOs new anti-corruption agenda

Industry supports the IMOs new anti-corruption agenda

15 April, 2019

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to address maritime corruption by including this important issue in its work programme for the Facilitation Committee. The decision to include an anti-corruption agenda came at the latest meeting of the IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) in response to a submission from Liberia, Marshall Islands, Norway, United Kingdom, United States and Vanuatu. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) co-sponsored the submission along with a number of other non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

ICS Chairman Esben Poulsson speaks to Bloomberg TV

ICS Chairman Esben Poulsson speaks to Bloomberg TV

11 April, 2019

In an interview with Bloomberg TV ICS Chairman Esben Poulsson said that "Shipping is a very resilient industry and I am optimistic".

Major Shipowner Trade Associations Agree to Enhance Cooperation

Major Shipowner Trade Associations Agree to Enhance Cooperation

08 April, 2019

Today in Singapore, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) signed a joint memorandum of understanding that codifies the extensive level of co-operation that already exists between these important international trade associations.

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