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Final shipping industry lobbying for ballast convention solution before next week’s crucial IMO meeting

The global shipping industry, comprising about 70,000 ships, is expected to have to invest around $US100 Billion in new ballast water treatment systems once the International Maritime Organization (IMO ...

Shipping industry releases updated anti-piracy guidelines on Gulf of Guinea region

The Round Table of international shipping industry associations has released an updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection Against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region ...

“Global shipping’s emissions 20% lower”, ICS explains

The total Green House Gas emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007, according to the International Chamber of Shipping ...

ICS urges governments to address concerns on ballast water convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) reiterated its call for governments to address the serious implementation issues concerning the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late ...

Global shipping bodies issue Ebola virus advice

Three global shipping organisations recently issued guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus.

The ICS (International Chamber of ...

ICS calls for harmonised PSC with respect to Sulphur Emission Control Areas

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in ...

Shipping industry proposes solutions to Ballast Convention implementation problems

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – in co-operation with a wide coalition of international shipping organisations – has submitted an important paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that proposes a ...

ICS welcomes release of 'Global Spirit' in Antwerp

Release of the car carrier ‘Global Spirit’, which was detained for three weeks by Belgian environmental authorities in the port of Antwerp, has been welcomed by the International Chamber of ...

ICS explains shipping industry commitment to reduce CO2 emissions

At a major conference (18 June) in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Peter Hinchliffe (photo), Secretary General of the International Chamber of ...

ICS meets in Cyprus

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal global trade association for shipowners representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in Limassol, Cyprus last week for its Annual ...

ICS publishes annual review

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting. 
 
(The ICS AGM is being ...

Serious Ballast Water Management Convention problems still need to be resolved by IMO

The global shipping industry - represented by the International chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA - has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems ...

ICS urges alterations to IMO Ballast Water Convention

In advance of next week’s meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has suggested a number of steps by which IMO ...

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 ...

ICS Chairman praises IMO efficiency at World Ocean Summit

ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, addressed delegates at the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist magazine in San Francisco (25 February), following a key note speech by US Secretary of ...

Shipowners, salvors and insurers to urge Governments to adopt IMO Places of Refuge guidelines

Shipowners, Salvors and Insurers – through their respective trade associations – have jointly called for the prompt and proper implementation of international measures to provide a Place of Refuge for stricken vessels ...

ICS Board prepares for important IMO meeting

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, recently met in London ...

ICS identifies lessons from Somali piracy

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 ...

ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’ which can be downloaded here.

ICS Director External Relations, Simon Bennett explained “The ICS ...

ICS calls for understanding from Port State Control on seafarer security training certification

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January ...

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