The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the China Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) met virtually to push forward collaboration on key challenges facing maritime, including GHG and COVID-19.
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New COVID-19 information leaflet provides important vaccine information for seafarers and shipowners.
Joint statement from WHO, IMO, ILO and other UN agencies calls on member states to take action to urgently vaccinate seafarers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccination for Seafarers and Shipping Companies: A Practical Guide, Third Edition
The third edition of the COVID-19 vaccination practical guide for seafarers and shipping companies provides up-to-date and relevant information regarding vaccinations for seafarers and includes answers to important questions on availability and efficacy of vaccinations for ship crew and shipping companies.
The devastating impact of the pandemic was unforeseen, but its potential effects were not entirely unexpected and the shipping industry had highlighted these previously, including through submissions to UN fora, following the outbreaks on Ebola, Avian Flu and SARS. The research outlined in this report investigates macro and micro-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shipping industry and highlights some key lessons learned.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued guidance developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and a coalition of industry associations to ensure a safe shipboard interface between ship and shore-based personnel.
12-step Guide to the IMO’s Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes and Travel.
Will COVID-19 delay or accelerate the digitalisation of the shipping industry, and what training and skill sets will future seafarers need to equip them for the digital revolution?
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ensuring a Safe Shipboard Interface Between Ship and Shore-Based Personnel
Guidance from ICS and other major bodies addressing major concerns and expectations of ships’ crews and shore-based personnel during the coronavirus pandemic through the implementation of practical, risk-based measures. Guidelines – May 2020
This document sets out principles for providing shore leave during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It contains information on the international maritime obligations surrounding the provision of shore leave by state authorities and shipowners, and for seafarers.