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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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Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero: The ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

Booklet on reduction of CO2 Emissions in international shipping sheds light on the implementation process of the Initial Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, as adopted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) in April 2018.

April 2019 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Flag State Performance Table 2018/19

Intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

March 2019 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas), Third Edition

The Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) is the definitive industry best practice guidance for gas carrier operators, and a carriage requirement under the national regulations of many flag States.

December 2018 Guidelines | £435

Cyber Security Onboard Ships Awareness Poster

Poster developed to raise awareness amongst onboard personnel regarding the basic steps that can be taken to contribute to effective maritime cyber risk management.

December 2018 Tools and Workbooks | Free

Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, Version Three

Offering guidance to companies on how to implement effective cyber risk management onboard ships. The updated Guidelines include a new annex 2 developed by ICS on the incorporation of cyber risk management into safety management systems as required by IMO resolution MSC.428(98).

December 2018 Archive | Free

ICS Study on Seafarers and Digital Disruption

In light of growing media interest and the diversity of expert opinions on the subject, this study conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, assesses and determines the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.

November 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Position Paper on Arctic Shipping

As reported changes to the world’s climate appear to be increasing the accessibility of the Arctic to international shipping, this ICS position paper is intended to establish some key principles with respect to the governance of maritime activity in the Arctic and the regulation of ships navigating Arctic waters.

October 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free