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  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    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, as required by the 2010 amendments to the IMO Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010). In a written submission […]

  • 20 April 2015

    The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka, warned about the dangers of regional maritime regulation being adopted by governments at variance to the global maritime Conventions adopted by IMO. Speaking before members of the Singapore Shipping Association today Morooka said that global rules for a global shipping industry is not just a slogan and criticized […]

  • 19 January 2016

    Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by an inter-industry working group led by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). According to ICS, the purpose of the new Transitional Measures is to help shipowners ensure to the greatest extent possible that their end of […]

  • 19 June 2017

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)  has urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to back the proposal from a broad coalition of governments that would result in postponing the implementation dates for installing new ballast water treatment systems.   “If this pragmatic proposal is agreed, this would allow shipping companies to identify and invest in far […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    The decision of the President Trump on US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will have no impact on the shipping industry’s commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). This message will be stated at today’s session of the United Nations Ocean Conference being held in New York from June […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Pressing challenges associated with the need for ships trading to Emission Control Areas, in North America and Europe, to switch to low sulphur fuel, and the serious implementation problems that will be created by the eventual entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, were a hot topic at the last week’s […]

  • 21 May 2018

    ICS fears ‘sulphur cap chaos’ unless IMO resolves issues concerning its succesful implementation.

  • 28 November 2014

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) voiced its disappointment and concern as the European Union is about to pre-empt negotiations taking place at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the collection of data on CO2 emissions from ships, by unilaterally adopting a regional Regulation which will apply to non-EU flag vessels, as well as ships registered in […]

  • 4 April 2019

    Avoiding overcapacity and unsustainably low freight rates is still a major challenge, ICS Deputy Secretary General said.

  • 18 June 2019

    Members of the ICS plan to take concrete steps to support further CO2 reduction by international shipping. 

  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping was last night honoured to be presented with a model of the award-winning NYK car carrier ‘Auriga Leader’ to mark the Chairmanship of Mr Masamichi Morooka. The scale model of the world’s first solar-assisted vessel to be put into commercial service was formally presented to ICS by Mr Yasumi Kudo, […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Liberian Registry says it is time to put an end to the outdated thinking which results in all open registers, irrespective of their safety record, being referred to pejoratively as ‘flags of convenience.’ Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Liberia […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Shipping industry “big hitters” will be out in force for this year’s ICS Shipping Conference, being held by the International Chamber of Shipping at the British Library, London, on Wednesday September 11. Proceedings will be overseen by ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka. This year’s ICS event is being held in conjunction with the inaugural London International […]

  • 3 June 2010

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed full support on the maintenance and further development of high standards for ship construction. ICS welcomes the decision by governments at the IMO Maritime Safety Committee to adopt amendments to the SOLAS Convention implementing the new “Goal-based Standards” (GBS) for the construction of bulk carriers and oil […]

  • 18 February 2020

    Ships transiting the Panama Canal could face price hikes of over 30% by April 1, 2020, due to new charges.

  • 13 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    As the volume of Arctic shipping gradually increases in response to new interest in developing the region’s natural resources, a mandatory and uniform regulatory framework to ensure maritime safety and environmental protection becomes critically important, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said during the Economist Arctic Summit held yesterday in Oslo. ICS highlighted that the shipping industry fully […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Saturday 16 June, in Rio de Janeiro, at a high level ‘Oceans Day’ event during the United Nations ‘Rio+20′ Summit on Sustainable Development, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) presented the views of the world’s merchant shipowners on delivering green growth. On behalf of ICS, the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing over […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new consultancy firm, the NjordIC, has been established to offer UXO related services and consultancy to the marine industry worldwide. NjordIC, established in Eemshaven, believes offshore UXO search and disposal operations can be managed in a more efficient manner by working in close collaboration with clients, the company said. Erik Wildeman, consultant at NjordIC said: […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Human Capital

    Non-conformity incidents with the IMO and ILO regulations on board ships have dropped by 25% over the past year, according to the latest survey conducted by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The information was collected via the users of the Chamber’s ISF Watchkeeper software, which tracks over 25 million hours of work on board […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    ICS: Shipping companies may need to start ordering compliant fuels from as early as the middle of 2019.

  • 26 February 2020

    Coronavirus outbreak is estimated to be costing the shipping industry USD 350 million a week.

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The shipping industry cannot invest in environmental and social improvements required by regulators unless it is commercially viable, the International Chamber of Shipping Director of Policy and External Relations Simon Bennett said at a United Nations panel meeting in New York.  ICS noted that the collective cost to the shipping industry of implementing new environmental […]