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.
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.
Findings reflect the industry’s ongoing efforts to decouple trade and emissions growth / Governments must get behind the adoption of the international R&D fund proposal submitted to the IMO last year.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has today reminded the global shipping industry that failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated.
The International Chamber of Shipping today welcomed the guidance issued by the European Commission which calls on EU member states, in coordination with the Commission, to designate ports around EU shores for fast-track crew changes, with adequate facilities for seafarers to undertake medical checks, quarantine if required by the country in question, and transport connections onward to their home country.
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE STORING UP TROUBLE FOR SEAFARERS AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have joined forces to call on G20 leaders to act quickly to protect global supply chains from the impact of COVID-19.
In response to media enquiries we have provided the following statement from Guy Platten, Secretary General, ICS:
On the eve of the implementation of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) Global Sulphur Cap – which requires most of the world’s commercial shipping to use fuels with a sulphur content of 0.5 percent or less, Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has issued a message to the shipping industry and its regulators.
Following the seizure of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ on 19 July, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) jointly urge immediate action by the international community to stop the escalation of tensions and fully respect international law.