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Global shipowners body sets out industry principles to combat harassment and bullying

• 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.

21 February 2024 Press Release

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Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew still held captive

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.

19 February 2024 Statement


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ICS Maritime Barometer

ICS has launched the ICS Maritime Barometer Survey 2023-2024, which continues to track views on maritime risk resilience, future-proofing, and decarbonisation. The deadline to complete this survey is 5 April 2024, therefore, if you are a maritime leader, please complete the survey to have your voice heard!


Shipping takes action on drug smuggling

Global drug activity has gone up by an estimated 23% between 2011 and 2021, with some 296 million users worldwide, per United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

9 February 2024 News