To achieve the development of viable zero-carbon emission ships, ICS and its industry partners are proposing the establishment of a groundbreaking $5 billion Research & Development (R&D) fund.
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With the decarbonisation of shipping now the main driver of change, the shipping industry is facing a 4th Propulsion Revolution.
While the basic principles of navigation have not changed for hundreds of years, despite use of new tools such as satellite navigation, shipping is constantly evolving.
The ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) entered into force in August 2013. This page contains information to help shipowners and operators ensure compliance
Shipping’s ability to offer economic and efficient long distance transport puts it at the centre of the world economy.
Shipping is the least environmentally damaging form of commercial transport and, compared with land based industry, is a comparatively minor contributor to pollution from human activities.
Link to UNCTAD review of Maritime Transport 2019
Graph of the Predicted increase in world Seaborne trade. GDP and population
Shipping and World Trade Facts: Top Containership Operators | The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.