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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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Guidelines for Shipowners to Avoid Age Discrimination On Board Ships

Age discrimination is no joke and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work, including the shipping industry. It can lead to decreased motivation and increased sickness and can compromise cohesive and effective teamwork. It can also negatively affect companies resulting in potential organisational, economic and legal consequences. These new guidelines will help ship operators understand the different types of age discrimination, whether direct or indirect, and show how this can be avoided with respect to recruitment, training, pay and promotion, as well as redundancy and retirement.

January 2020 Guidelines | Free

Global Shipping – Investing in Sustainable Development (The Switch to Low Sulphur Fuel)

The maritime transport sector is consistently improving its environmental performance through global environmental measures adopted by the International Maritime Organization to: promote health and wellbeing; address impacts on the ocean and marine ecosystems; and substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The global shipping industry takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and to highlight the various initiatives adopted for compliance with global environmental regulations, ICS is producing a series of ‘single-issue’ brochures under a common theme: ‘Global Shipping - Investing in Sustainable Development’. This first brochure of the series focuses on the ‘The Switch to Low Sulphur Fuel’, outlining the reasons for adoption and implementation of the IMO global sulphur cap regulation; the health and environmental benefits; and the need for collaborative initiatives between all actors in the maritime logistics chain, to effectively contribute towards the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

October 2019 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse On Board Ship

Ships present organised criminals with the opportunity to transport high volumes of drugs from producing to consuming countries. The guidance, now in its 5th edition, demonstrates how to protect the ship and the crew and reduce the risk of drug trafficking occurring on board.

August 2019 Guidelines | £150

Guidance for Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ – July 2019

To help shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, ICS with the support of the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA), has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer. The ICS guidance has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the global sulphur cap immediately after 1 January 2020 using fuel oils with a sulphur content of 0.50% m/m or less.

July 2019 Guidelines | Free