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.
The second edition of the ICS Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans has been published to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements of the IMO International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
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.
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.
This edition has been withdrawn and replaced with the 2018/2019 edition. 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.
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.