The Table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world’s flag states against a number of criteria such as port state control records, ratification of international maritime Conventions and attendance at IMO meetings. The Table is mainly intended to encourage shipowners and operators to maintain an open dialogue with their flag administrations with respect to any improvements that might be necessary.
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Global Shipping Industry Slams European Parliament Proposal to Impose Regional Emissions Trading System
The global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping into its regional Emissions Trading System (ETS) will polarise and impede current discussions on additional CO2 reduction measures at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will focus clearly on its core agenda this year, with experts from key areas of industry across the board speaking at its 2016 International Shipping Conference, to be held at the British Library on Wednesday 7 September.
The United States Congress signalled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe.
Consultation on CCS’s proposed recommendation to the Minister with respect to liner shipping agreements
ICS is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the Competition Commission of Singapore’s (CCS) proposed recommendation to the Minister for Trade and Industry to renew the Competition (Block Exemption for Liner Shipping Agreements) Order issued under Section 36 of the Competition Act.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is grateful for the opportunity tofollow up its initial remarkson the Competition Policy Review’s April 2014Issues Paperwith further comments on the DraftReport issuedinSeptember 2014.ICS wishes to comment in particular on the Report’s recommendation that Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) be repealed and a block exemption process created to be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
ICSfully supports the submission made by Shipping Australia Limited in support of the maintenance of Part X of Australia’s Competition and Consumer Act (CCA). ICS agrees that the current regulatory environment in Australiaencourages container lines to competerobustly in terms of the quality of service that they provideand that the current approach,which has continued to be applied since the last major review of Part X in 2005,does not inhibit competition.
The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr Masamichi Morooka, has written to the Chinese Minister of Finance, encouraging the Chinese Government to continue its efforts to find a solution to the problems created by the application of Value Added Tax (VAT), since 1 August, to the transport and logistics services provided by ‘Wholly Foreign Owned Shipping Companies’.
At the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the annual gathering of the world's transport ministers from more than 50 countries (22-24 May), the views of the global shipping industry were represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners.
Ship Recycling – Global Shipping Industry Slams Unworkable European Parliament Proposals that will Offend EU Trading Partners
The world’s national shipowners’ associations in nearly 50 countries have united to condemn proposed amendments on a new EU Ship Recycling Regulation.