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ICS welcomes progress on maritime environment issues at MEPC

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues.  

Progress on ...

The Standard Club and ICS launch new hazard awareness competition for seafarers

In an initiative to raise awareness of potential hazards at sea, The Standard Club and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to launch a ‘Spot the Hazard ...

Shipping industry faces major dilemma on ballast water management

The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations (comprising BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo and INTERTANKO) is deeply concerned if the international convention to regulate ships’ ballast water ...

EU Mediterranean crisis summit 'appears to fall short', says merchant shipping industry

The merchant shipping industry – which in the past 16 months participated in almost 1,000 migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean – welcomes the decision by EU leaders to triple resources ...

Mediterranean crisis – Shipping industry comments on EU 10 point plan

Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states.

Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg (20 April) the European ...

ICS Chairman warns of chaos caused by regional shipping regulation

Addressing members of the Singapore Shipping Association today (Monday 20 April) the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka, warned about the dangers of regional maritime regulation being ...

Shipping industry confident about environmental performance ICS tells Arctic Summit

At a high-level Arctic Summit, organised by The Economist magazine in Oslo on 12 March, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the global trade association for merchant ship operators – highlighted ...

Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU Governments Must Act Before Thousands More Lives Lost, Shipowners to Tell UN Summit

The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea is spiralling out of control. EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as hundreds of thousands ...

ICS hopes for progress on facilitation of shore leave and movement of seafarers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is hopeful progress can now be made towards improving the facilitation of shore leave and crew transfers for the world’s 1.5 million ...

ICS updates flag state performance table

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

See www.ics-shipping ...

Shipping industry should be prepared for global sulphur cap in 2020, says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has agreed that the shipping and bunker refining industries should work to the possibility that the global 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap, required ...

IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the reconsideration by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) of its position towards the ratification by Governments of the International Convention for the Control ...

ICS changes position on ratification by governments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

The global trade association for merchant shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has modified its stance towards the ratification by governments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water ...

ICS responds to migrant crisis with guidelines for large scale rescue operations at sea

In response to the continuing crisis in the Mediterranean, necessitating commercial ships to rescue tens of thousands of migrants and refugees during 2014, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has ...

ICS publishes new Chemical Tanker Safety Guide

A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International ...

Ships must be prepared for sulphur rules, but alternative fuels should be explored

The shipping industry is fully committed to total compliance with the 0.1% sulphur in fuel requirements, in Emission Control Areas, from January 2015.  And there is no reason to ...

EU regulation on CO2 reporting by ships may complicate global agreement, says ICS

The global trade association for shipowners – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is disappointed and concerned that the European Union is about to pre-empt negotiations taking place at the International ...

ICS addresses oecd shipbuilding working party

The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, was the message delivered to governments in Paris today by the International Chamber of ...

Rescue of migrants at sea is a legal and humanitarian obligation, says ICS

The rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal migrants – is an obligation under international maritime law, as well as being a long established humanitarian duty, says the ...

ICS concern about serious threat to maritime oil pollution compensation regime

The smooth running of the well-established global regime for compensation from oil pollution from ships may be under serious threat, due to a decision by governments to wind up the ...

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