Guidance to support all types of ships which operate in international waters. Note: This first version from March 2020 has been replaced by an updated version 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, v3'
Age discrimination is no joke and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work, including the shipping industry. It can lead to decreased motivation and increased sickness and can compromise cohesive and effective teamwork. It can also negatively affect companies resulting in potential organisational, economic and legal consequences. These new guidelines will help ship operators understand the different types of age discrimination, whether direct or indirect, and show how this can be avoided with respect to recruitment, training, pay and promotion, as well as redundancy and retirement.
Joint guidelines from ICS and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop a Polar Water Operational Manual (PWOM) that best suits their needs.
This fifth edition was withdrawn in February 2021 and replaced by the sixth edition.
Ships present organised criminals with the opportunity to transport high volumes of drugs from producing to consuming countries. This book demonstrates how to protect the ship and the crew and reduce the risk of drug trafficking occurring on board.
To help shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, ICS with the support of the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA), has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer. The ICS guidance has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the global sulphur cap immediately after 1 January 2020 using fuel oils with a sulphur content of 0.50% m/m or less.
Offering guidance to companies on how to implement effective cyber risk management onboard ships. The updated Guidelines include a new annex 2 developed by ICS on the incorporation of cyber risk management into safety management systems as required by IMO resolution MSC.428(98).
The second edition of the ICS Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans has been published to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements of the IMO International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).