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Back in 1961 ICS was the first shipping industry association to be granted consultative status at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). Since then, our secretariat has been regularly attending – and contributing to – the technical meetings. Our national association membership structure enables us to provide a well-balanced industry view, which we express through submissions.


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Comments on the Inception Impact Assessment

Inception Impact Assessment for the proposed Amendment of the EU Emissions Trading System (Directive 2003/87/EC). Preliminary comments by ICS, in particular on the proposal to extend the EU ETS to maritime transport. Submitted to the European Commission on 26 Nov 2020.

26 November 2020 Submission

Support the seafarers making Black Friday a reality 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Calling Mr Bezos, CEO of Amazon, to help push public recognition of seafarers as key workers. Open Letter from ICS, BIMCO, Intercargo and Intertanko from 25 November 2020.

25 November 2020 Submission

Documentation requirements for exempted dangerous goods

Submitted by Liberia, BIMCO, ICHCA, ICS, International Group of Protection and Indemnity Associations, IVODGA and WSC Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers. 7th Session, Agenda Item 6, July 2020.

24 July 2020 Submission

Comments on CCC 7 6.4 and CCC 7 6.8

Submitted by: ICHCA, ICS, IVODGA and WSC, Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, 7th Session, Agenda Item 6, July 2020.

24 July 2020 Submission

Joint ICS and ITF and ITUC letter to UN on crew changes

In a joint letter to António Guterres, the leaders of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), urge the Secretary-General to ensure governments were adopting the 12-step set of protocols issued by the UN’s own maritime regulator, the International Maritime Organization.

21 May 2020 Submission