What has shipping learnt from 2020 and what does 2021 hold in store?
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Brings together data on the performance of flag States against specific criteria, including Port State Control (PSC) records, ratification of international convention and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations, and help facilitate necessary improvements in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.
The International Chamber of Shipping is leading calls for governments to put seafarers and frontline maritime shore workers at the head of the vaccine queue and to designate seafarers as keyworkers, to avoid a repeat of the 2020 ‘crew change crisis’.
To ensure that the very best guidance is available for the chemical tanker sector, ICS has launched a new edition of the standard reference work for those working on tankers carrying chemical cargoes, the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals).
The ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals) is the standard reference work for chemical tankers. The fifth edition contains valuable new guidance on key safety issues and operations, and provides new and improved ship/shore safety checklists.
Review covers the impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis plus a broad cross-section of such as efforts to decarbonise shipping and the USD 5 billion industry fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.
The letter calls for Bezos to use his influence and profile as the world’s leading retail entrepreneur, whose business relies upon global shipping, to take a stand for the 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea.
Large scale R&D investment essential to create zero-carbon fuels and ships / Failure by governments to support the industry’s initiative risks investment being misallocated, making it impossible for the sector to decarbonise.
Digitalisation of shipping and on how it is affecting the infrastructure of the industry will be the focus of a webinar on 11 November / Second edition of the Cyber Security Workbook for On Board Ship Use launched.
Report examines shipping companies and ship-owners around the world / Findings include 7.5% of seafarers are female, 30% of companies employ women on their board, at least three languages spoken on the average ship