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Industry partners

It’s our network that makes ICS unique.

In addition to our national members and IMO and ILO as regulators for shipping, ICS works closely with intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) and a wide range of partners listed below. These include industry associations, business, academia. This enables us to include a wide range of perspectives in both our policy and technical work – which is why ICS views are widely respected within the industry and far beyond.

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Global Maritime Forum (GMF)

The Global Maritime Forum is an international not-for-profit organization committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human wellbeing.

Partner Organisation

Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF)

Global Shippers Forum (GSF) is the global business organisation speaking up for exporters and importers as the owners of goods and cargo in international trade. GSF’s members are national and regional shippers’ associations who in turn represent manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing businesses in over 25 countries across five continents.

Partner Organisation

Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST)

IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 120 countries, it is a registered charity and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.

Partner Organisation

International Bunkering Industry Association (IBIA)

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the global bunker industry and represents all stakeholders across the industry value chain. IBIA membership includes ship owners/operators, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, barging companies, storage companies, surveyors, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers, P&I clubs, equipment manufacturers, shipping journalists and marine consultants. Formed in 1992, today they have members in more than 70 countries.

Partner Organisation

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF)

ITOPF has responded to over 800 incidents involving oil or chemical spills worldwide. ITOPF's highly skilled international team are ready to assist 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide impartial technical advice.

Partner Organisation

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is a professional body which is run by and for its members. IUMI represents national and international marine insurers and considers issues of interest to the worldwide marine insurance industry. IUMI has a unique status in the world of marine and transport insurance. Its members are dedicated to maintaining and expanding global trade focusing both on developed and emerging markets.

Partner Organisation

International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA)

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), founded in 1952, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, security, sustainability, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes and through all phases of national and international supply chains.

Partner Organisation

International Federation of Ship Masters’ Associations (IFSMA)

Established in 1974 to uphold International Standards of Professional Competence for Seafarers, IFSMA is a Federation with a policy to ensure Safe Operational Practices, Preservation from Human Injury, Protection of the Marine Environment and Safety of Life and Property at Sea.

Partner Organisation

International Group of P&I Clubs (IG)

The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (the “Group”) between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.

Industry body

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), are a leading trade association representing the vast majority of contractors and the associated supply chain in the offshore marine construction industry worldwide.

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