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ICS develops and promotes shipping industry best practices and guidance through a wide range of publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

You can download most publications from the list below for free and purchase the paid-for publications from our ICS bookshop.

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Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, Second Edition

This workbook is a practical, straightforward and easy to understand guide to support the Master and the ship’s crew with cyber security risk management. Now in its second edition, the workbook provides detailed guidance on all aspects of cyber security protection, defence and response (including brand new sections on remote access, intrusion detection systems and engine department considerations).

November 2020 Guidelines | £195

Shipping is complex

Animation illustrating how the shipping industry and shipowners operate - watch the 3-minute film.

November 2020 Multimedia | Free

About ICS and our network

Animation presenting ICS and its network of national member associations - watch the 2-minute film.

November 2020 Multimedia | Free

Catalysing the Fourth Propulsion Revolution

The report looks at different options to help decarbonise shipping and achieve the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets established by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). These include the use of Ammonia, Hydrogen, and Batteries to power the global fleet.

November 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Diversity Tracker

The ICS Diversity Tracker looks into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labour force. The Tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world, sets baseline targets for improved corporate diversity and inclusion policies in the coming years.

November 2020 Guidelines | Free

Peril at Sea and Salvage: A Guide for Masters

Outlines the actions a Master should take when confronted with an emergency: from the initial assessment and immediate actions, through to towage or salvage arrangements, as may be necessary. Now in its 6th edition. Peril at Sea and Salvage has been standard reference for Masters to prepare for emergency situations for 40 years.

October 2020 Guidelines | £155

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance v3

Guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 48-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent international bodies.

September 2020 Guidelines | Free

Annual Review 2020

The Review explores, in depth, the significant issues faced by the industry in 2020, including: The impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis – COVID-19 related restrictions on travel and the ability to rotate crew, leaving 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea. Efforts to decarbonise shipping, including the ongoing negotiations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the radical industry proposal for a USD 5 billion fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.

September 2020 Annual Review | Free

Annual Review 2020 Chinese edition – 2020 年度报告 – 海上英雄

Chinese translation of the Annual Review 2020. 年度报告 - 海上英雄 《2020年年报》广泛地探讨了ICS在2020年和国际航运领域的工作,包括:应对新冠肺炎疫情对船舶运营的挑战和船员换班困境;航运业在零碳排放方面的努力;打击猖獗的西非海盗和处理持续的地中海移民危机;成功支持IMO 2020硫限量的实施和讨论修改IMO《船舶压载水公约》;捍卫全球污染责任制度;以及推动对《海员培训、发证和值班标准国际公约》中有关海员培训标准的基本审查。

September 2020 Annual Review | Free