At a Summit in Oslo on 5 June, Board Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) met with Ministers from major shipping nations and the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss Arctic Shipping.
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Speaking to delegates at the opening of the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo today, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Masamichi Morooka, said that impending new legislation to protect the environment potentially presented an additional industry-wide cost of more than half a trillion US dollars between 2015 and 2025. This is around 50 billion dollars of additional capital and operating cost in every single year for a 10 year period and beyond.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments, in advance of its Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Oslo from 5-7 June.
At the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the annual gathering of the world's transport ministers from more than 50 countries (22-24 May), the views of the global shipping industry were represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners.
Ship Recycling – Global Shipping Industry Slams Unworkable European Parliament Proposals that will Offend EU Trading Partners
The world’s national shipowners’ associations in nearly 50 countries have united to condemn proposed amendments on a new EU Ship Recycling Regulation.
For many years ICS and ISF have been conducting a global campaign to stress the vital necessity 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. The Comité Maritime International (CMI) has now joined forces with ICS and ISF to assist those countries where there has been limited ratification of the major Conventions.
Maritime Lawyers Join Forces with Shipowners to Promote Ratification of International Maritime Conventions
The Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers – has joined forces with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) – which represent the operators of over 80% of the world merchant fleet – to promote those key international maritime Conventions which they believe are vital for governments to ratify and implement as soon as possible.
FSI 21/INF – Responsibilities of Governments and Measures to Encourage Flag State Compliance – Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table, 2012
Submission by ICS and ISF, Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation, 21sh Session, Agenda Item 3, January 2013.
Stringent measures to reduce shipping’s impact on the environment need to also be economically sustainable, warns the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
STW 44/3/XX – Validation of Model Training Courses – On Board Training Record Book for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch (Deck Cadets)
Submission by ISF, STW Sub-Committee, 44th Session, Agenda Item 3, March 2013.