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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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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

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

Welfare Aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

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

Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying

All seafarers have the right to work without suffering harassment and bullying. ICS and ITF have together produced this guidance for shipping companies, seafarers and seafarers’ organisations and other parties on what they can do to eliminate harassment and bullying.

November 2016 Guidelines | Free