The maritime industry meets to celebrate the ICS centenary and forge solutions for the future
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As new shipping emissions regimes emerge across the world, an effective dialogue between regulators and operators will be critical to ensure measures are successful.
MSC 106-16 – Proposal for a new output to amend MSC.1/Circ.1331 to address the safety risk to crew when rigging of safety netting from the ship’s deck to the outboard side of an accommodation ladder and/or gangway
Agenda: WORK PROGRAMME. Submitted by Denmark, Netherlands, ICS, IAPH, BIMCO, IMPA, IFSMA and IHMA
Over the last few years and particularly since the start of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there has been an increase in cases of shipping companies finding it difficult to repatriate the bodies or ashes of deceased seafarers quickly enough, and in accordance with the religious beliefs and customs of both the deceased seafarer and their next of kin. This guide sets out the core considerations for dealing with a death on board and details common burial practices for some of the world's leading religions.
This document sets out principles for providing shore leave during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It contains information on the international maritime obligations surrounding the provision of shore leave by state authorities and shipowners, and for seafarers.
Seafarers International Relief Fund launches urgent Ukraine crisis appeal to support seafarers and their families
The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF) has launched a new appeal to the maritime industry to support seafarers and their families impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.
MSC 105-16-5 – Campaign to promote the implementation of international policies and measures to combat harassment and bullying in the maritime industry
Agenda: HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING. Submitted by: France, Panama, ICS and ITF
Agenda: ANY OTHER BUSINESS. Submitted by: ICS and ITF
ICS launches online Charter to drive diversity and inclusion in shipping on International Women’s Day
International Chamber of Shipping launches Maritime Diversity and Inclusion Charter as an online tool for shipping companies to improve work practices and policies.
International Chamber of Shipping's International Women's Day campaign #ThisisWhatASeafarerLooksLike was launched on 8th March 2022 to #BreakTheBias of maritime being seen as an industry that is just for men. The video showcases and celebrates the broad roles women fulfil in the maritime sector from cadet to CEO.