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International Chamber of Shipping 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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Fuelling the Fourth Propulsion Revolution: An Opportunity for All – Full Report

Decarbonisation and the creation of (net) zero carbon fuels presents a significant economic opportunity for shipowners, companies and countries, as fuel producers, importers and exporters. This report presents new research that demonstrates how shipping will play a fundamental role in delivering these fuels globally and act as an enabler for governments and industries to achieve their climate targets.

May 2022 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Fuelling the Fourth Propulsion Revolution: An Opportunity for All – Summary Report

Decarbonisation and the creation of (net) zero carbon fuels presents a significant economic opportunity for shipowners, companies and countries, as fuel producers, importers and exporters. This summary report outlines how shipping will play a fundamental role in delivering these fuels globally and act as an enabler for governments and industries to achieve their climate targets.

May 2022 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

The Perfect Storm: The Impact of COVID-19 on Shipping, Seafarers and Maritime Labour Markets

The devastating impact of the pandemic was unforeseen, but its potential effects were not entirely unexpected and the shipping industry had highlighted these previously, including through submissions to UN fora, following the outbreaks on Ebola, Avian Flu and SARS. The research outlined in this report investigates macro and micro-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shipping industry and highlights some key lessons learned.

April 2022 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

On Board Training Record Book for Electro-Technical Officers (ETO Cadets)

The On Board Training Record Book for Electro-Technical Officers (ETO Cadets) helps shipowners and managers ensure compliance with international regulations and helps ETO cadets understand the training required to develop their skills and competencies. It can also be used by training academies, administrations and insurers as a universal and standard approach to tracking ETO cadet training and career development.

April 2022 Tools and Workbooks | £35

100 years of International Chamber of Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping has helped shape the maritime global industry for the last 100 years and steered the industry to become safer and more environmentally responsible

April 2022 Multimedia | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Seafarer Shore Leave Principles, Second Edition

This document sets out principles for providing shore leave during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It contains information on the international maritime obligations surrounding the provision of shore leave by state authorities and shipowners, and for seafarers.

April 2022 Guidelines | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers, Second Edition

To protect the health of seafarers, passengers and the general public, and to minimise disruptions to trade and global supply chains, vaccination of seafarers is considered highly preferable alongside appropriate quarantine, COVID-19 safe travel and other measures required by flag, port and labour supply countries. This updated roadmap provides a framework to help promote the establishment of national vaccination sites and local vaccination programmes dedicated to seafarers.

March 2022 Guidelines | Free

This is What A Seafarer Looks Like – International Women’s Day 2022

International Chamber of Shipping's International Women's Day campaign #ThisisWhatASeafarerLooksLike was launched on 8th March 2022 to #BreakTheBias of maritime being seen as an industry that is just for men. The video showcases and celebrates the broad roles women fulfil in the maritime sector from cadet to CEO.

March 2022 Multimedia | Free

Poster: COVID-19 can be life threatening

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

March 2022 Tools and Workbooks | Free