Brazil and Luxembourg join International Chamber of Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, is pleased to announce FEDIL Shipping, Luxembourg and the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners becoming affiliate members of national associations. 


FEDIL Shipping acts as the shipowners’ association in Luxembourg whilst the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners is ICS’s second member based in Latin America.

Credit: ICS

With a membership now embracing shipowners’ associations from 41 countries and territories, Luxembourg and Brazil further strengthen ICS’s position as the principal global shipowners’ association, reinforcing ICS’s relationships across the maritime sector and with governments worldwide.

“We are delighted to welcome Luxembourg and Brazil into the ICS family. Our industry is changing and as it continues to evolve we are facing significant challenges and opportunities ahead,” Guy Platten, Secretary General of International Chamber of Shipping, commented.

“Working together allows for collective solutions that will aid the industry to tackle important issues such as decarbonisation, seafarers’ training and welfare, and digitalisation. I look forward to working with both associations as we navigate through challenging times ahead.”

Two months ago, China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) also joined the ICS as a full member.

Established in 1993, the China Shipowner’s Association (CSA) is a voluntary trade organisation whose members are owners, operators and managers of merchant ships registered in the People’s Republic of China. The CSA assists Chinese Government agencies to regulate and maintain fair competition, and reflect the views of its membership.

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