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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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Guidance on training personnel subject to IGF Code

Provides information and guidance on the special training requirements for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code. Assists shipowners and operators with preparations for compliance with the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) and the associated training and certification requirements in the STCW Convention.

June 2018 Guidelines | Free

ICS Flag State Performance Table 2017/18

Summarises data available in the public domain in terms of Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO meeting attendance. It is 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.

February 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Guidance on EU MRV

This guidance is intended to raise awareness of the requirements of the European MRV Regulation and to remind members of some of the key requirements. It includes a link to the European Commission website where a range of further guidance and links to the regulatory documents and FAQs can be found.

February 2018 Guidelines | Free

Ballast Water Management – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention) entered into force on 8 September 2017. These FAQs are intended to raise awareness regarding key aspects of the BWM Convention (as well as relevant United States requirements) and assist in achieving compliance.

January 2018 Guidelines | Free

Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification: The ICS and CMI 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). The purpose of this information is to assist shipowners and operators with preparations for compliance with the special training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters.

October 2017 Tools and Workbooks | Free