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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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Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations

The fourth edition of the Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations reflects current best practice in the international shipping and aviation industries, and supersedes the third edition. The Guide has been fully updated with extensive guidance regarding the role and responsibilities of both the ship and helicopter, using expert advice from the aviation industry.

August 2008 Guidelines | £145

Safe Transport of Containers by Sea

The ICS/WSC Guidelines reflect the good practices already undertaken by the majority of responsible companies, but they have been consolidated to provide a useful resource that should benefit all concerned with the safe transport of containers

January 2008 Guidelines | £70

Shipping and the Environment: A Code of Practice

This Code of Practice is a comprehensive summary of the environmental obligations of shipping companies as required by international regulations and includes a set of clear environmental standards by which shipping companies should operate.

January 2008 Guidelines | £35

Model Ship Security Plan

The Model Ship Security Plan is a guide designed to assist shipping companies in preparing their Ship Security Plans (SSP), in line with the provisions of the ISPS Code.

January 2003 Guidelines | £90

Maritime Security

To assist companies to effectively implement the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and to avoid disruption to their operations due to potential non-compliance, ICS has developed, in a single guide, indispensable and definitive guidance on the ISPS Code.

January 2003 Archive | £40

Clean Seas Guide for Oil Tankers

The clean seas programme was introduced by the shipping industry to restrict the operational discharge of oil in to the sea by the retention of oil residues on board.

August 1994 Archive | £25