Submitted by ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, the International Group of P&I Clubs, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), OCIMF and SIGTTO, Maritime Safety Committee, 93rd Session, Agenda Item 15, February 2014.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013.
Submission by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), International Transport Workers’ Federation, (ITF), Intercargo, Intertanko,, Nautical Institute (NI), Oil Companies Marine Forum (OCIMF), P&I Clubs and SIGTTO, Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 1st Session, Agenda Item 8, December 2013.
This industry Guide provides recommendations on safety, minimum equipment levels and good operating practices. If more stringent international, national or local regulations apply then they should take precedence. This Guide is a required publication on the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF MARITIME WELFARE ORGANISATIONS
Shipowner groups, unions, and welfare organisations are pulling together in response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
ICS and the World Shipping Council (WSC) published this industry guidance for shippers and container stuffers concerning the safe transport of containers by sea. Significantly, the guidance is supported by the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF). The Guidance is extracted from ‘Safe Transport of Containers by Sea – Guidelines on Best Practices’ – which was published by ICS and WSC in 2009.