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.
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Download our free poster - taken from the ICS Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fifth Edition.
ICS urges governments to act after UN report highlights countries denying seafarers urgent medical care
Numerous countries committing overreach with ‘force majeure’ arguments to deny workers’ rights, UN’s labour watchdog says.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fifth Edition
Fifth edition of the updated guidance document written for the global shipping industry to help understand and combat the spread of COVID-19. This comprehensive document has been produced in collaboration with experts from leading international bodies. The fifth edition contains up-to-date and relevant information regarding all aspects of COVID-19 that effect seafarers and shipping companies.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing 80% of the worlds merchant fleet, has warned of supply chain disruption should the free movement of Ukrainian and Russian seafarers be impeded.
MSC 105-19-INF.11 – Best practice industry publications released in 2021/2022 and relevant to the Maritime Safety Committee
Agenda: ANY OTHER BUSINESS. Submitted by: ICS
Agenda: HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING. Submitted by: Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, Ecuador, France, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, ICS, CLIA and ITF
The newly launched edition of the Bridge Procedures Guide from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reflects the rapid technological advances taking place in the shipping industry.
"On behalf of the Board of the ICS I would like to warmly congratulate our Director of Employment Affairs, Natalie Shaw, on being granted (or does one say ‘awarded’?) the MBE in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s Honours List ‘For services to seafarers during the Covid-19 Pandemic’. Natalie’s tireless efforts in championing the welfare of our seafarers over many years is well known, and this richly deserved award reflects these efforts. Well done Natalie – we are proud of you!" said Esben Poulsson, Chairman of ICS
Shipowners, seafarers’ unions and maritime employer groups are establishing their own approved international network of quarantine facilities to ensure seafarers can safely join ships, despite unpredictable changes to government border policies.