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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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Industry Standard on In-water Cleaning with Capture

This industry standard helps to ensure that the in-water cleaning of a ship's hull, and niche areas including the propeller, can be carried out safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way.

February 2021 Guidelines | Free

Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, Version Four

Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, Version Four The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the safety and security of seafarers, the environment, the cargo, and the ships. The guidelines aim to assist in the development of a proper cyber risk management strategy in accordance with relevant regulations and best practises on board a ship with a focus on work processes, equipment, training, incident response and recovery management.

February 2021 Guidelines | Free

Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2020/2021

Brings together data on the performance of flag States against specific criteria, including Port State Control (PSC) records, ratification of international convention and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations, and help facilitate necessary improvements in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

January 2021 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals), Fifth Edition

The ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) is the standard reference work for chemical tankers. The fifth edition contains valuable new guidance on key safety issues and operations, and provides new and improved ship/shore safety checklists.

January 2021 Guidelines | £435

Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, Second Edition

This workbook is a practical, straightforward and easy to understand guide to support the Master and the ship’s crew with cyber security risk management. Now in its second edition, the workbook provides detailed guidance on all aspects of cyber security protection, defence and response (including brand new sections on remote access, intrusion detection systems and engine department considerations).

November 2020 Guidelines | £195

About ICS and our network

Animation presenting ICS and its network of national member associations - watch the 2-minute film.

November 2020 Multimedia | Free

Shipping is complex

Animation illustrating how the shipping industry and shipowners operate - watch the 3-minute film.

November 2020 Multimedia | Free