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  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    At a Summit in Oslo on 5 June, Board Members of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) met with Ministers from major shipping nations and the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss Arctic Shipping. The Oslo 2013 Maritime Summit, coordinated by the Norwegian Government and attended by Ministers and senior officials […]

  • 19 May 2015

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) voiced its fears that the unilateral stance taken at last week’s IMO MEPC meeting by the United States regarding the progress on ballast water implementation problems may actually have the opposite effect. ICS believes that shipowners can now have increased confidence that, when the Convention enters into force, ships which […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations represent more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, has expressed disappointment and concern at a decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reject its call to accelerate a critical study into the global availability of low sulphur fuel for ships. A small […]

  • 10 January 2012

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table. The Table collates various data available in the public domain. Under the supervision of ICS’s member national shipowners’ associations, the presentation of the Table for 2011 has been modified slightly in order to address feedback from governments. However […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in London today (5 February). Issues considered by ICS members included: frustration with the failure of Italy to submit a full […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    ICS voiced its fierce opposition to the concept of mandatory operational efficiency indexing of individual ships.

  • 21 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris today (Thursday 21 June) the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will call on governments to resume negotiations on a new global agreement to eliminate market distorting measures from shipbuilding. Speaking to governments attending an important OECD Working Party, ICS, on behalf of the world’s […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      Governments must not impede the smooth operation of a global maritime regulatory regime by failing to ratify and implement crucial maritime conventions, warns the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). It is crucial that the same regulations governing matters such as safety, environmental protection, liability and seafarers’ working conditions apply to all ships in international […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has commented on the suggestion of a carbon charge for shipping made by the International Transport Forum, a think-tank affiliated to the OECD, saying that it questions why international shipping should accept a carbon price of USD 25 per tonne of CO2, as proposed by the ITF. This would be […]

  • 30 June 2014

    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 Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners. The vessel had been detained for alleged non-compliance with the European Union Waste Shipment Regulation, the ship […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    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 advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs), established in accordance with MARPOL […]

  • 14 September 2011

    The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London on 13 September. CO2 Regulation ICS members expressed great satisfaction with the adoption in June, by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), of a […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Rules & Regulation

    In advance of a critical intergovernmental meeting next month at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on IMO Member States to give careful consideration to shipowners’ concerns about the implementation of an avalanche of new environmental regulations, which are about to impact on ship operations at more […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    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 period 2007 to 2013. “The intention is to identify lessons learned in order to shape future policy responses, wherever in the world they might be needed,” […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations negotiated the text of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), has issued advice to shipowners to help them pre-empt port state control problems when the Convention enters in force, next month, on 20 August. The advice – contained in a brochure which can be […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    As the shipping sector sails towards a future of zero CO2 emissions, marine bunker suppliers could see a significant drop in demand for fossil fuels within as little as 25 years, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said. “Governments need to recognise that many ships will remain dependent on fossil fuels probably at least until around […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing global shipowners at the United Nations (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP 18). At an event in Doha (27 November) hosted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), ICS will report on the further progress being made by shipowners worldwide to reduce their CO2 emissions and […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Business & Finance

      The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS in association with the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), has compiled a useful reference document collating the policy and rules of Flag States on the carriage of arms and private armed guards on board vessels. The document, providing tabulated information on Flag States’ rules, has been added to […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Business & Finance

      The International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to update a brochure aimed at shipping companies and seafarers, reminding them of the vital need to ensure that ladders used for pilot transfers are safe and always rigged correctly. The revised brochure – ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping into its regional Emissions Trading System (ETS) will polarise and impede current discussions on additional CO2 reduction measures at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). As reported earlier, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee called for the inclusion […]

  • 29 June 2015

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has voiced serious concern about the potentially protectionist approach being taken by the U.S. with respect to the future transport of energy exports, despite the signal of the US Congress from last week that it would approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe. “International ship operators, represented by ICS, […]

  • 3 November 2011

    RBG has enhanced its subsea service capability with the launch of two purpose-built dive intervention craft (IC). The launch was announced by RBG’s new Marine & Subsea director, Roddy James, who joined the company in October 2011 from STS having previously served as global account director, oil & gas. In his new role, Mr James […]