Press Releases

An eve of Sulphur 2020 message from ICS

An eve of Sulphur 2020 message from ICS

20 December, 2019

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.

Shipping sector proposes USD 5 billion R&D board to cut emissions

Shipping sector proposes USD 5 billion R&D board to cut emissions

18 December, 2019

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. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.

Shipping at COP25: Full speed ahead towards full decarbonisation

Shipping at COP25: Full speed ahead towards full decarbonisation

13 December, 2019

Today at COP 25, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Madrid, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), and the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) organised an event dedicated to the decarbonisation of shipping.

UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution

UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution

10 December, 2019

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid this week.

Fully revised IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code out now

Fully revised IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code out now

02 December, 2019

ICS's ISM Guidelines provide straightforward and comprehensive guidance on compliance with the ISM Code for anyone involved with developing, implementing and maintaining an SMS.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes decision by the Government of India to embrace The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes decision by the Government of India to embrace The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC)

29 November, 2019

The Indian government has ratified the HKC, significantly increasing the likelihood of its entry into force. Adopted in May 2009, the Convention will ensure that ships are recycled in a safe, environmentally friendly and transparent manner, providing global oversight to an economically and environmentally essential industry.

International Chamber of Shipping opens China Liaison Office in Hong Kong

International Chamber of Shipping opens China Liaison Office in Hong Kong

21 November, 2019

HONG KONG, 21ST NOVEMBER - Earlier today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) proudly announced the opening of its China Liaison Office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Tuesday, 21 November, during a reception hosted by the Hong Kong Shipowners Association.

New Joint Guidelines from ICS and OCIMF to improve safety in polar waters

New Joint Guidelines from ICS and OCIMF to improve safety in polar waters

12 November, 2019

Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected to expand and an increasing number of ships are now undertaking voyages in polar waters. Technical developments in ship design and equipment continue to facilitate more and more ship operations in remote polar areas, despite challenging and unpredictable sea and weather conditions.

The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), adopted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), requires shipping companies intending to operate in polar waters to develop a Polar Water Operational Manual (PWOM) in order for their ships to be issued with a Polar Ship Certificate.

Empowering Women in the Shipping Industry

Empowering Women in the Shipping Industry

26 September, 2019

Shipping today is about technology and digitalisation, where new skills and approaches are the currencies of success.

As more women join the ranks of the shipping industry, they will act as catalysts for change – and shape the future of shipping.

UAE Shipping Association becomes a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping

UAE Shipping Association becomes a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping

24 September, 2019

Marking a milestone achievement in the UAE maritime industry, today (Tuesday 24th September) saw the UAE Shipping Association (UAESA) becoming a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

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

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.

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