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Manpower Report 2015 Executive Summary

The BIMCO and ICS Manpower Updates are regarded as the most comprehensive assessment of global supply of and demand for seafarers. The 2015 report describes the current worldwide supply and demand situation for seafarers; and makes predictions about the likely position in 5-10 years time, to help the industry anticipate developments and take appropriate action.

January 2015 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of Seafarers and Crew Claims

Governments, maritime employer representatives co-ordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and their counterparts from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) met this week at the International Labour Organization in Geneva for the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) established under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). During the meeting agreement was reached for amendments to the Convention to ensure the provision of financial security systems to assist seafarers in the event of their abandonment and for compensation for seafarers’ contractual claims for death and personal injury.

11 April 2014 Press Release

International Chamber of Shipping Challenges Proposed New Accounting Standards

The global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has submitted detailed comments to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) on its controversial proposals to overhaul international accounting rules for leases, which could have an impact on contracts used in international shipping, including those governing operational arrangements.

24 September 2013 Press Release

International Chamber of Shipping Meets in London

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) representing national shipowners’ associations from the Americas, Asia and Europe met in London last week.

13 September 2013 Press Release

Port State Enforcement of ILO MLC – ICS Issues Free Advice to Shipowners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations negotiated the text of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), has issued advice to shipowners to help them pre-empt port state control problems when the Convention enters in force, next month, on 20 August.

12 July 2013 Press Release