Tag archives: ICS

ICS strongly criticises ‘Prestige’ judgement by Spanish Supreme Court

At a meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF) this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has strongly criticised the judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in ...

ICS welcomes progress on CO2 reduction by ships at IMO

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed progress made by the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) this week (18-22 April) towards the adoption of a global CO2 data ...

ICS representing shipowner interests at critical IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a number of submissions to a critical meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) which begins in London next week (18-22 ...

ICS representing shipowners at important UN meeting on future of oceans governanace

At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the interests of shipowners at the opening session of a UN Preparatory Committee starting work ...

ICS launches new bridge procedures guide

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide, widely acknowledged as the principal shipping industry guidance on best practice for safe ...

ICS welcomes progress on ILO seafarers’ identity documents convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization (ILO), co-ordinated employers’ representatives at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee on ...

ICS co-ordinates maritime employers at important ILO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization, co-ordinated employers’ representatives from over 20 national shipowners’ associations at the second ...

New edition of ICS flag state performance table shows impressive performance for all major registers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table for 2015/2016, which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website.  

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STCW 2010 - employers need to be ready, says ICS

The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017 ...

Shipowners and seafarers' unions team up to launch new ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’

Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’.
 
The new Guidelines, developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS ...

Shipping companies encouraged to use new Transitional Measures for Ships Recycling

Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations.

The purpose of ...

Global shipping industry welcomes ‘Paris Agreement’

The global shipping industry, represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference, greatly welcomes the ‘Paris Agreement’, adopted unanimously on 12 December by ...

Global shipping industry will support further CO2 reduction measures at IMO, regardless of final outcome of Paris conference

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which has represented global ship operators throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, has commented on the latest draft UNFCCC text which - although ...

Entry into force of IMO Ballast Convention will not resolve the extreme difficulties in the U.S. says ICS

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to ...

Shipping should not be treated like an OECD economy says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing ship operators worldwide, has commented on the suggestion of a carbon charge for shipping made by the International Transport Forum, a think-tank affiliated ...

Global shipping industry is delivering real CO2 reductions

In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the global shipping industry, as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched some key messages to ...

Philippines launches special edition of ICS Training Record Books

In co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Filipino Shipowners Association (FSA) and the Maritime Industry Authority of the Philippines (MARINA) have launched a special new Philippines edition ...

Global shipping industry concerned by protectionist U.S. approach to energy exports

The United States Congress signalled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe.
 
But the global trade association for merchant ship operators, the ...

ICS Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for merchant ship operators, held its Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam last week, at the kind invitation of the ...

ICS launches Annual Review 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting and to coincide with this week’s ...

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