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Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2023/2024

The purpose of this Flag State Performance Table is to encourage shipowners and operators to examine whether a flag State has sufficient substance before using it and to encourage shipowners and operators to put pressure on their flag Administrations to affect any improvements that might be necessary, especially in relation to safety of life at sea, the protection of the marine environment, and the provision of decent working and living conditions for seafarers.

January 2024 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Response to the CMA Provisional Decision – Executive Summary (15 Dec 2023)

This submission is made on behalf of ICS, the UK Chamber of Shipping, WSC, and ASA (collectively, the “Associations”), in response to the consultation on the CMA’s provisional decision not to introduce a UK-specific block exemption for liner shipping consortia on expiry of the Retained Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (“Retained CBER”).

15 December 2023 Submission

Friend-shoring supports ocean volumes

Demand for shipping is benefiting from a global trend in international relations where nations increase trade with allies, a shift known as friend-shoring.

15 September 2023 News

ICS Letter to the Government of Bangladesh on the Bangladesh Flag Vessel (Protection of Interest) Act of 2019

A letter sent by the International Chamber of Shipping to the Government of Bangladesh regarding the implications of the Bangladesh Flag Vessels (Protection of Interest) Act 2019 and the corresponding Ministry of Shipping Notification (S.R.O. No.- 29-Act/2023) published on 5 February 2023, both of which impose cargo preference provisions for the transportation of Bangladesh cargo by Bangladesh-flagged vessels.

23 August 2023 Submission

ICS Maritime Barometer Report 2022-2023

The first full-scale survey of risk and confidence among maritime leaders, this report presents insights into the issues preoccupying key maritime decision-makers and how they are placed to manage their impact.

May 2023 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free