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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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100 years of International Chamber of Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping has helped shape the maritime global industry for the last 100 years and steered the industry to become safer and more environmentally responsible

April 2022 Multimedia | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Seafarer Shore Leave Principles, Second Edition

This document sets out principles for providing shore leave during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It contains information on the international maritime obligations surrounding the provision of shore leave by state authorities and shipowners, and for seafarers.

April 2022 Guidelines | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Roadmap for Vaccination of International Seafarers, Second Edition

To protect the health of seafarers, passengers and the general public, and to minimise disruptions to trade and global supply chains, vaccination of seafarers is considered highly preferable alongside appropriate quarantine, COVID-19 safe travel and other measures required by flag, port and labour supply countries. This updated roadmap provides a framework to help promote the establishment of national vaccination sites and local vaccination programmes dedicated to seafarers.

March 2022 Guidelines | Free

This is What A Seafarer Looks Like – International Women’s Day 2022

International Chamber of Shipping's International Women's Day campaign #ThisisWhatASeafarerLooksLike was launched on 8th March 2022 to #BreakTheBias of maritime being seen as an industry that is just for men. The video showcases and celebrates the broad roles women fulfil in the maritime sector from cadet to CEO.

March 2022 Multimedia | Free

Poster: COVID-19 can be life threatening

Download our free poster - taken from the ICS Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fifth Edition.

March 2022 Tools and Workbooks | Free

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fifth Edition

Fifth edition of the updated guidance document written for the global shipping industry to help understand and combat the spread of COVID-19. This comprehensive document has been produced in collaboration with experts from leading international bodies. The fifth edition contains up-to-date and relevant information regarding all aspects of COVID-19 that effect seafarers and shipping companies.

February 2022 Guidelines | Free

Bridge Procedures Guide, Sixth Edition – Video

The new ICS Bridge Procedures Guide has been written to reflect the rapid technological advances taking place in the shipping industry and to equip users to deal with the digital transformation taking place on the bridge. For over 40 years, this bestselling Guide has reflected and defined current best practice on the bridges of merchant ships operating in all sectors and trades. Now in its sixth edition, it is widely acknowledged as the leading industry guidance on safe bridge procedures and is a recommended carriage on all vessels by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

January 2022 Multimedia | Free

Bridge Procedures Guide, Sixth Edition

The new ICS Bridge Procedures Guide has been written to reflect the rapid technological advances taking place in the shipping industry and to equip users to deal with the digital transformation taking place on the bridge. For over 40 years, this bestselling Guide has reflected and defined current best practice on the bridges of merchant ships operating in all sectors and trades. Now in its sixth edition, it is widely acknowledged as the leading industry guidance on safe bridge procedures and is a recommended carriage on all vessels by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

January 2022 Guidelines | £160