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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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Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas), Third Edition

The Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas) is the definitive industry best practice guidance for gas carrier operators, and a carriage requirement under the national regulations of many flag States.

December 2018 Guidelines | £435

Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, Version Three

Offering guidance to companies on how to implement effective cyber risk management onboard ships. The updated Guidelines include a new annex 2 developed by ICS on the incorporation of cyber risk management into safety management systems as required by IMO resolution MSC.428(98).

December 2018 Archive | Free

Guidance for Garbage Management Plans

The second edition of the ICS Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans has been published to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements of the IMO International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

October 2018 Guidelines | £70

Guidance on training personnel subject to IGF Code

Provides information and guidance on the special training requirements for personnel on ships subject to the IGF Code. Assists shipowners and operators with preparations for compliance with the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) and the associated training and certification requirements in the STCW Convention.

June 2018 Guidelines | Free

ICS Guidance on EU MRV

This guidance is intended to raise awareness of the requirements of the European MRV Regulation and to remind members of some of the key requirements. It includes a link to the European Commission website where a range of further guidance and links to the regulatory documents and FAQs can be found.

February 2018 Guidelines | Free

Ballast Water Management – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention) entered into force on 8 September 2017. These FAQs are intended to raise awareness regarding key aspects of the BWM Convention (as well as relevant United States requirements) and assist in achieving compliance.

January 2018 Guidelines | Free

Welfare guide

ICS and ITF have jointly published these guidelines to assist governments, welfare agencies and other relevant parties in drafting their own guidelines for implementing the welfare provisions of the MLC.

August 2017 Guidelines | Free