Will COVID-19 delay or accelerate the digitalisation of the shipping industry, and what training and skill sets will future seafarers need to equip them for the digital revolution?
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The ICS Diversity Tracker looks into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labour force. The Tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world, sets baseline targets for improved corporate diversity and inclusion policies in the coming years.
Chinese translation of the Annual Review 2020. 年度报告 - 海上英雄 《2020年年报》广泛地探讨了ICS在2020年和国际航运领域的工作，包括：应对新冠肺炎疫情对船舶运营的挑战和船员换班困境；航运业在零碳排放方面的努力；打击猖獗的西非海盗和处理持续的地中海移民危机；成功支持IMO 2020硫限量的实施和讨论修改IMO《船舶压载水公约》；捍卫全球污染责任制度；以及推动对《海员培训、发证和值班标准国际公约》中有关海员培训标准的基本审查。
The Review explores, in depth, the significant issues faced by the industry in 2020, including: The impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis – COVID-19 related restrictions on travel and the ability to rotate crew, leaving 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea. Efforts to decarbonise shipping, including the ongoing negotiations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the radical industry proposal for a USD 5 billion fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.
Shipping is a global industry and therefore requires a global regime for governing the competence standards and certification requirements for the approximately two million seafarers employed throughout the world merchant fleet.
Provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on engine room procedures, to ensure that ships’ engine rooms are operated and managed safely while protecting the environment.
With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report), the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments seeking the market intelligence they need to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.
The design, complexity and arrangement of engine rooms across the global shipping fleet vary far more widely than for bridges, and yet until today there has been no dedicated guidance for safe engine room operations. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has met this challenge and published the ICS Engine Room Procedures Guide.
Guidance for shipowners and operators providing vital information on managing ship and seafarer certificates required by international regulations. Highlights the unique compliance issues and considerations during the pandemic relating to maintaining the validity of ship and seafarer certificates.
Proposed amendments to the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code to address the training of seafarers
Submitted by: China and ICS, Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping, 7th Session , Agenda Item 12, March 2020.