In advance of the next round of GHG negotiations at IMO, ICS will explain its comprehensive proposal for a Zero Emission Shipping Fund (ZESF), co-sponsored by the Governments of Bahamas and Liberia, to implement IMO's net zero goal for international shipping. The presentation will showcase the ICS prototype for an IMO contribution and reward (feebate) system based on CO2e emitted annually by ships and/or prevented by the use of zero and near-zero GHG fuels.
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• The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launches ‘Industry principles for establishing effective measures to combat and eliminate harassment and bullying in the maritime sector.’ • The free industry guidance sets out five high level and eight detailed principles to successfully address the issue. • ICS submitted the principles to shipping’s global UN regulators, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ahead of a joint meeting alongside governments, shipowners and unions.
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Monday 19th February 2024 – marks the three-month anniversary since the Houthis seized the Galaxy Leader and its 25 seafarers in the Red Sea. The vessel, a roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier, was seized on the 19 November. The maritime industry has joined together from around the world to express their concern for the seafarers who have been held hostage, and call on the Houthis to release the crew of the Galaxy Leader.
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Industry Principles for Establishing Effective Measures to Combat and Eliminate Harassment and Bullying in the Maritime Sector
Drawing inspiration from an array of company policies and complementary initiatives, ICS and its global network of shipowners and operators present this set of industry principles for establishing effective measures to combat harassment and bullying.