All seafarers have the right to work without suffering harassment and bullying. ICS and ITF have together produced this guidance for shipping companies, seafarers and seafarers’ organisations and other parties on what they can do to eliminate harassment and bullying.
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These shipping industry guidelines help shipowners ensure to the greatest extent possible that their end of life ships will be recycled at facilities that are compliant with the standards enshrined in the IMO Hong Kong Convention, in advance of the global regime entering into legal force.
A comprehensive report on the global manpower situation in the shipping industry prepared by BIMCO and ICS
The Bridge Procedures Guide is widely acknowledged as the principal industry guidance on safe bridge procedures, and is used by Masters, watchkeeping officers, companies and training institutions worldwide.
Annual Review 2016
Maritime trade is a driver for green growth and is already by far the most carbon efficient mode of commercial transport. But the shipping industry is committed to delivering further dramatic CO2 reductions. This brochure highlights dramatic progress already made by the international shipping industry in reducing its carbon footprint and outlines the industry's commitment to further reductions going forward.
This shipping industry Guidance was initially published in 2014 by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in response to the large number of migrants attempting to get to Europe and requiring rescue by merchant ships in the Mediterranean.1 This second edition has been updated to take account of the recent experience of shipping companies, Masters and crews. It is also is also supported by the following industry organisations: ASF, ECSA, ETF, ITF, CLIA, Intercargo, Intermanager, Intertanko and IPTA.
Leaflet prepared jointly by ICS, IMO and UNHCR providing guidance on relevant legal provisions, and on practical procedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of survivors of rescue operations, and measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees and asylum-seekers.
The BIMCO and ICS Manpower Updates are regarded as the most comprehensive assessment of global supply of and demand for seafarers. The 2015 report describes the current worldwide supply and demand situation for seafarers; and makes predictions about the likely position in 5-10 years time, to help the industry anticipate developments and take appropriate action.
Annual Review 2015