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.
Our industry partners
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Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research was founded in 2000 to conduct cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, and provide a conduit between scientists and policymakers. With nearly 200 members ranging from PhD researchers to Professors, from the Universities of Manchester, East Anglia, Cardiff and Newcastle, the Tyndall Centre represents a substantial body of the UK’s climate change expertise from across the scientific, engineering, social science and economic communities.
Blue Sky Maritime Coalition
The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition recognises the need to address global climate change and is committed to accelerating the transition of waterborne transportation in Canada and the United States toward net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through focused Workstreams, the Coalition will : • Facilitate collaboration among industry stakeholders regionally and globally • Identify, evaluate, encourage and engage in commercial and technical pathways and projects that deliver significant near-term reductions in GHG emissions and lead to commercially viable net-zero emissions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA)
IMPA represents the international community of pilots. IMPA use the resources of their membership to promote effective safety outcomes in pilotage as an essential public service.
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.