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.
Agenda: FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF CONCRETE PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE THE
OPERATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EXISTING SHIPS, WITH A VIEW TO
DEVELOPING DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 4 OF MARPOL ANNEX VI AND
ASSOCIATED GUIDELINES, AS APPROPRIATE
Submitted by: China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and ICS
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.