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International Chamber of Shipping 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.

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ICS Flag State Performance Table 2017/18

This edition has been withdrawn and replaced with the 2018/2019 edition. Summarises data available in the public domain in terms of Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

February 2018 Archive | Free

ICS Guidance on EU MRV

This guidance is intended to raise awareness of the requirements of the European MRV Regulation and to remind members of some of the key requirements. It includes a link to the European Commission website where a range of further guidance and links to the regulatory documents and FAQs can be found.

February 2018 Guidelines | Free

Ballast Water Management – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention) entered into force on 8 September 2017. These FAQs are intended to raise awareness regarding key aspects of the BWM Convention (as well as relevant United States requirements) and assist in achieving compliance.

January 2018 Guidelines | Free

Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification: The ICS and CMI Campaign, 2017

This brochure on ‘Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification’ highlights the need for governments to ratify and implement maritime conventions adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other United Nations bodies that impact on shipping.

November 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Training Requirements for Personnel on Ships Operating in Polar Waters: Infographic

Infographics related to the new special training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters (STCW regulation v4). The purpose of this information is to assist shipowners and operators with preparations for compliance with the special training requirements for personnel on ships operating in polar waters.

October 2017 Tools and Workbooks | Free

Protecting the ocean, committed to CO2 reduction

ICS has produced a brochure for the high-level UN Ocean Conference highlighting the industry’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ICS commitment to the UN Ocean Conference can be seen here:

August 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free