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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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A Zero Emission Blueprint for Shipping

A massive scaling up of finance for research and development is essential to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. This report outlines the urgent steps that will be required to completely transform shipping’s current dominant propulsion technology and fuels landscape, and provides a blueprint for governments and industry to target their investment in innovation.

November 2021 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use, Third Edition

This third edition was withdrawn in October 2022 and replaced by the fourth edition. Using detailed, step by step checklists, the Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use provides a ship’s Security Officer with the practical skills to identify cyber risks and to protect vulnerable onboard systems. It also gives guidance on how best to detect, respond and recover in the event of a cyber attack.

October 2021 Archive

Manning Agency Guidelines

These guidelines have been produced to help shipping companies choose reputable manning agencies and to ensure that seafarers are recruited in line with the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006).

September 2021 Guidelines | Free

Handling a Mental Health Crisis or Emergency and Spotting Suicidal Behaviour in Seafarers

Shipping companies should take a mental health emergency as seriously as a physical one. A seafarer experiencing a mental health crisis might feel no longer able to cope. This is particularly true in the current pandemic. This document has tools to help shipping companies, Masters and seafarers handle such a situation and to spot suicidal behaviour.

September 2021 Guidelines | Free

Seafarer Workforce Report, 2021 Edition

The Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report) is the industry standard resource for those seeking the market intelligence needed to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

July 2021 Reports, Positions and Papers | £150

Seafarer Workforce Report 2021 – Video

The BIMCO and ICS Seafarer Workforce Report 2021 provides insights into demographics and the changing supply and demand of the seafarer workforce.

July 2021 Multimedia | Free

Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition

The ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations is the industry standard best practice guide for shipping companies, ships’ crew and helicopter operators. Written for both those in the air and at sea, the Guide helps all those involved in these operations become familiar with the important technical aspects of these complex operations.

June 2021 Guidelines | £160