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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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Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero: The ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

Booklet on reduction of CO2 Emissions in international shipping sheds light on the implementation process of the Initial Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, as adopted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) in April 2018.

April 2019 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Flag State Performance Table 2018/19

Intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

March 2019 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Study on Seafarers and Digital Disruption

In light of growing media interest and the diversity of expert opinions on the subject, this study conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, assesses and determines the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.

November 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Position Paper on Arctic Shipping

As reported changes to the world’s climate appear to be increasing the accessibility of the Arctic to international shipping, this ICS position paper is intended to establish some key principles with respect to the governance of maritime activity in the Arctic and the regulation of ships navigating Arctic waters.

October 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Flag State Performance Table 2017/18

Summarises data available in the public domain in terms of Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

February 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Treaty Ratification Campaign 2017

This brochure on ‘Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification’ highlights the need for governments to ratify and implement maritime conventions adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other United Nations bodies that impact on shipping.

November 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Protecting the ocean, committed to CO2 reduction

ICS has produced a brochure for the high-level UN Ocean Conference highlighting the industry’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ICS commitment to the UN Ocean Conference can be seen here: https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=15734

August 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free