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Impact of the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak

ICS submission to the European Commission concerning the impact of the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak and summary of containment and mitigation measures.

12 March 2020 Submission

Guidelines for Shipowners to Avoid Age Discrimination On Board Ships

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.

January 2020 Guidelines | Free

Empowering Women in the Shipping Industry

Shipping today is about technology and digitalisation, where new skills and approaches are the currencies of success. As more women join the ranks of the shipping industry, they will act as catalysts for change – and shape the future of shipping.

26 September 2019 News

Reviewing the Minimum Wage

A periodic review of ratings’ salaries takes into account the value of the US dollar versus the cost of living in seafarer countries, in an effort to provide a fair wage for the world’s sailors

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ICS Launches Definitive Guidelines on MLC Convention

Responding to changing regulations the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched of the third edition of its essential Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, the only fully up to date guide to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) for all involved with the employment of seafarers.

30 May 2019 Press Release

ICS Flag State Performance Table 2018/19

Intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

March 2019 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Agreement on Minimum Wage for Seafarers Announced

Geneva – 19-20 November 2018: The social partners, namely the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), convened in Geneva at the Joint Maritime Commission Subcommittee on Seafarers Wages to review the ILO Minimum Wage for an Able Seafarer (AB) provided for in Code B of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (as amended).

20 December 2018 Press Release