500 international attendees will attend ICS Centenary dinner to mark 100 years of industry representation next week.
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MSC 106-16 – Proposal for a new output to amend MSC.1/Circ.1331 to address the safety risk to crew when rigging of safety netting from the ship’s deck to the outboard side of an accommodation ladder and/or gangway
Agenda: WORK PROGRAMME. Submitted by Denmark, Netherlands, ICS, IAPH, BIMCO, IMPA, IFSMA and IHMA
ICS launches new ‘Shipping Policy Principles for Pandemic Recovery’ during WTO Ministerial Conference
ICS will join the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva this week, as shipowners’ global trade association launches ‘Shipping Policy Principles for Pandemic Recovery’, setting out Calls to Action to governments as national economies seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A call to action to governments from the global shipping industry. This manifesto is intended to ensure that, in the best interests of all national economies, the world will continue to have access to efficient and more cost effective maritime services.
Shipping industry frustrated by governments’ rejection of R&D Fund to catalyse sector decarbonisation
Following the conclusion of this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, has released the following statement.
As shipowners deal with uncertainty over future fuel availability the World Port Climate Action Programme is developing a new tool to help assist ship operators access more precise and up to date information about where vessels can bunker zero emission fuels in the future
Following the seizure of Greek flagged oil tankers “Delta Poseidon” and “Prudent Warrior” on 27 May 2022, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) jointly call for a quick and diplomatic resolution in order for the vessels and crew to be released.
Over the last few years and particularly since the start of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there has been an increase in cases of shipping companies finding it difficult to repatriate the bodies or ashes of deceased seafarers quickly enough, and in accordance with the religious beliefs and customs of both the deceased seafarer and their next of kin. This guide sets out the core considerations for dealing with a death on board and details common burial practices for some of the world's leading religions.
Ship operators are braced for further disruption to trading patterns as the European Union targets a sixth round of sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine.