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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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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

FuelEU Maritime – Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Commissioned by ECSA and ICS, this Study is intended to identify some of those issues which the European Commission, EU Member States and the European Parliament will all need to consider carefully, in consultation with other stakeholders and the EU’s international trading partners, when the EC publishes a full regulatory proposal and the EU legislative process begins during 2021.

May 2021 Reports, Positions and Papers | 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

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

Manpower Report 2015: Executive Summary

This Manpower Report 2015 Executive Summary was withdrawn in June 2021 and replaced by the Seafarer Workforce Report 2021 Edition. A comprehensive report on the global manpower situation in the shipping industry prepared by BIMCO and ICS.

August 2020 Archive | Free

Getting Healthy Seafarers to a Ship

An International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) interim paper offering a common sense, best practice approach to mitigate the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in seafarers joining the ship with quarantine and testing.

July 2020 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free