The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the global trade association for shipowners and operators. ICS represents over 80% of the worlds’ merchant fleet and comprises a membership of national shipowners’ associations from 37 countries. This includes members of the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA), ICS’ regional partner.
The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA) is the international representative body for ship agents and brokers, representing 75 members in 65 countries.
Inception Impact Assessment for the proposed Amendment of the EU Emissions Trading System (Directive 2003/87/EC). Preliminary comments by ICS, in particular on the proposal to extend the EU ETS to maritime transport. Submitted to the European Commission on 26 Nov 2020.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Slightly revised version of the Recommended Framework of Protocols from 5 May 2020, emphasising the need for compliance and strict adherence with COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements. Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14/Rev1.
Submitted by Liberia, BIMCO, ICHCA, ICS, International Group of Protection and Indemnity Associations, IVODGA and WSC Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers. 7th Session, Agenda Item 6, July 2020.
In a joint letter to António Guterres, the leaders of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), urge the Secretary-General to ensure governments were adopting the 12-step set of protocols issued by the UN’s own maritime regulator, the International Maritime Organization.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Submitted by ICS, IAPH, BIMCO, IFSMA, INTERTANKO, P&I Clubs, CLIA, INTERCARGO, InterManager, IPTA, IMCA, INTERFERRY, FONASBA, ITF and WSC, with input from IATA. Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14.