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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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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

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 developed, in a single guide, indispensable and definitive guidance on the ISPS Code. This book was withdrawn and incorporated into Maritime Security: A Guide for Seafarers, Companies and Administrations (First Edition) in 2021.

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