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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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Treaty Ratification Campaign 2017

This brochure on ‘Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification’ highlights the need for governments to ratify and implement maritime conventions adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other United Nations bodies that impact on shipping.

November 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Ships operating in polar waters

Infographics related to the new special training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters (STCW regulation v4)

October 2017 Tools and Workbooks | Free

Personal Training and Service Record Book

This book is intended to help all qualified seafarers maintain a comprehensive record of their seagoing service, ongoing training and other relevant information.

August 2017 Tools and Workbooks | £10

Welfare guide

ICS and ITF have jointly published these guidelines to assist governments, welfare agencies and other relevant parties in drafting their own guidelines for implementing the welfare provisions of the MLC.

August 2017 Guidelines | Free

Protecting the ocean, committed to CO2 reduction

ICS has produced a brochure for the high-level UN Ocean Conference highlighting the industry’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ICS commitment to the UN Ocean Conference can be seen here:

August 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free