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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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Seafarer Workforce Report, 2021 Edition

The Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report) is the industry standard resource for those seeking the market intelligence needed to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

July 2021 Reports, Positions and Papers | £150

Seafarer Workforce Report 2021

The BIMCO and ICS Seafarer Workforce Report 2021 provides insights into demographics and the changing supply and demand of the seafarer workforce.

July 2021 Multimedia | Free

Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition

The ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations is the industry standard best practice guide for shipping companies, ships’ crew and helicopter operators. Written for both those in the air and at sea, the Guide helps all those involved in these operations become familiar with the important technical aspects of these complex operations.

June 2021 Guidelines | £160

Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition – Video

The ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations is the industry standard best practice guide for shipping companies, ships’ crew and helicopter operators. This video, produced by ICS and Ocean Technologies Group, highlights the impact of the guide and its contribution to safety on board and in the air.

June 2021 Multimedia | Free

Poster: COVID-19 – Keeping safe when on board

Download our free poster - taken from the ICS Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fourth Edition.

June 2021 Tools and Workbooks | Free

Training Record Book for Ships’ Cooks, First Edition

Food is crucial to maintaining the health and morale of crews. Without safe, nutritious and appealing food, seafarers would not be able to perform their duties effectively on board ship. The Training Record Book for Ships’ Cooks is the first global resource to help ships’ cooks demonstrate competency and record their training experience as they develop their careers. It is based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks, which implements the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) Regulation 3.2.

May 2021 Tools and Workbooks | £30