Although the Chinese government has lifted restrictions on crew change, confusion about these changes abound - with some ports still enforcing the requirements imposed almost three years ago when the pandemic began.
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.
Since acquiring former tanker pool specialist Heidmar from TMS Group in November 2020, CEO Pankaj Khanna has grown the company’s commercial management business from six to nearly 60 vessels. He talks to ICS about what it takes to succeed and grow in an evolving shipping market.
The ambitious development of the UAE National Rail Network or Etihad Railway has reached a milestone with the connection of what is set to be the nation’s largest inland freight terminal, based at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD).
The World Bank and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) have formulated a joint action plan aimed at improving global port infrastructure to better serve maritime operators and other stakeholders.
Five industries representing more than 50% of global emissions need stronger international collaboration to deliver reductions in line with the Paris Agreement, according to the first report from a new group aiming to reshape major charter markets and accelerate development of green fuels and technologies.
Shipping will continue to play a vital role in helping national economies to chart a course towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This Trade Policy Review outlines some of the major strategic projects undertaken by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) on behalf of the global shipping industry, in promoting and advancing the principles of free trade, fair competition and market access, to ensure that policymakers are equipped with the most accurate and up-to-date industry information.
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