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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 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

Catalysing the Fourth Propulsion Revolution

The report looks at different options to help decarbonise shipping and achieve the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets established by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). These include the use of Ammonia, Hydrogen, and Batteries to power the global fleet.

November 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Diversity Tracker

The ICS Diversity Tracker looks into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labour force. The Tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world, sets baseline targets for improved corporate diversity and inclusion policies in the coming years.

November 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Peril at Sea and Salvage: A Guide for Masters, Sixth Edition

Outlines the actions a Master should take when confronted with an emergency: from the initial assessment and immediate actions, through to towage or salvage arrangements, as may be necessary. Now in its 6th edition. Peril at Sea and Salvage has been standard reference for Masters to prepare for emergency situations for 40 years.

October 2020 Guidelines | £155

Annual Review 2020

The Review explores, in depth, the significant issues faced by the industry in 2020, including: The impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis – COVID-19 related restrictions on travel and the ability to rotate crew, leaving 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea. Efforts to decarbonise shipping, including the ongoing negotiations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the radical industry proposal for a USD 5 billion fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.

September 2020 Annual Review | Free