Archive for the ‘International Chamber of Shipping’ Category

ICS Chairman Calls for Comprehensive Revision of STCW Seafarer Training Regime

ICS Chairman Calls for Comprehensive Revision of STCW Seafarer Training Regime
Esben Poulsson Speaking in Manila, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, has called for a comprehensive revision of the IMO STCW Convention which governs global standards for the training and certification of around two million merchant seafarers.   STCW was reviewed...
November 6th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Separating Fact from Fiction: ICS Releases New Study on Seafarers and Digitalisation

Separating Fact from Fiction: ICS Releases New Study on Seafarers and Digitalisation
Cover imageSeafarers and Digital Disruption The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, regarding the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.  In...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS publishes New Edition of Industry Guidance on Garbage Management Plans

ICS publishes New Edition of Industry Guidance on Garbage Management Plans
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published a new edition of its ‘Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans as Required by MARPOL Annex V’. This second edition is intended to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

ICS Announces new edition of Best Practice Safety Guide for Gas Carrier Operators

ICS Announces new edition of Best Practice Safety Guide for Gas Carrier Operators
Cover imageICS Gas Guide The global trade association for ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has announced that it will soon be publishing a new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas). The ‘ICS Gas Guide’ is the definitive industry best practice guidance...
September 24th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Gas, Gas Carriers, International Chamber of Shipping, Regulatory | Read More

ICS Launches Free Guidance on Preparing for 2020 Sulphur Cap

ICS Launches Free Guidance on Preparing for 2020 Sulphur Cap
Guy Platten Secretary General, ICS To assist shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance...
September 17th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

“Ships are not operating in a regulatory vacuum” says ICS Chairman…

“Ships are not operating in a regulatory vacuum” says ICS Chairman…
Esben Poulsson “ships are note operating in a regulatory vacuum” says ICS Chairman, at start of major UN negotiation on future ocean governance   At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing shipowners at the start of a major negotiation to...
September 5th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Oceanology | Read More

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues
Peter Hinchliffe In a statement today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the global implementation of the 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap on 1 January 2020. Speaking after an important...
July 17th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution | Read More

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero

Reducing CO2 Emissions to Zero
ICS Publishes New Insight into the ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’ The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new publication to endorse the recent adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its ambitious strategy for phasing-out CO2 emissions from the international...
July 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet
Image of website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched today, the new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org provides...
June 28th, 2018 | International Chamber of Shipping, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea
Peter Hinchliffe The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.  In the interest of protecting safety of life at sea,...
June 25th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

IMO Member States Must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July

IMO Member States Must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July
The shipping industry – as represented by its international trade associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC) – calls on the Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make progress on key challenges around the global sulphur cap to avoid compromising...
June 18th, 2018 | BIMCO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea
Peter Hinchliffe ICS is deeply concerned about the apparent new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs.  The refusal by Italy to allow rescued persons to be disembarked could have serious implications for the safety and welfare...
June 11th, 2018 | Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Carbon Targets for Shipping can only be met with ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels

Carbon Targets for Shipping can only be met with ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels
Simon Bennett, The ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion systems says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).     Speaking at the annual Summit of...
May 25th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into...
May 21st, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman
Esben Poulsson “Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker...
May 8th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ICS urges governments to see through major climate deal for international shipping

ICS urges governments to see through major climate deal for international shipping
Simon Bennett, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which represents the world’s national shipowner associations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) says it is satisfied with progress made by governments on a draft GHG reduction strategy for international shipping. This will...
April 6th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All
Esben Poulsson Ahead of critical meetings at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) which commence on 3 April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping that...
March 26th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table with New Criteria Included

ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table  with New Criteria Included
.. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published the latest version of its Flag State Performance Table, which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website. http://www.ics-shipping.org/free-resources/flag-state-performance-table The Table provides a helpful indication of the performance...
March 15th, 2018 | Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS Appoints Guy Platten as New Secretary General

ICS Appoints Guy Platten as New Secretary General
Guy Platten Following an extensive and rigorous selection procedure, the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General. Esben Poulsson, ICS Chairman said: “This proved a difficult decision for us, as we...
February 8th, 2018 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, News, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@1,152: perplexed projections and expectations…

The BDI@1,152: perplexed projections and expectations…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 39 points since yesterday thanks to the as ever volatile Capers as well as to all other main indicised sizes… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers on a triple digit downfall saw the BCI down 135 points and now at 1,613 pause a threat, needless to say...
January 31st, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, International Chamber of Shipping, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Yemen Conflict Forces new security recommendations

Yemen Conflict Forces new security recommendations
Angus Frew, BIMCO’s CEO In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. Shipowners and operators should be aware of new threat patterns in the area. The European...
January 24th, 2018 | Associations, BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Safety and Security | Read More

Environmental Organisations and Shipping industry call for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel

Environmental Organisations and Shipping industry call for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel
Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020. IMO has agreed that from 1st January 2020 the maximum permitted sulphur content...
January 22nd, 2018 | Associations, BIMCO, Bunkering, Climate, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko | Read More

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO
Esben Poulsson The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr Esben Poulsson, has praised the positive role played by the Chinese Government in supporting the global regulatory framework for merchant shipping provided by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). In his keynote...
December 6th, 2017 | Associations, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping

Bunker suppliers must prepare for the death of fossil fuels in shipping
Simon Bennett ICS Director of Policy Marine bunker suppliers should anticipate that there may no longer be significant demand for fossil fuels from shipping within as little as 25 years, if not sooner, and that the sector is now on an inevitable trajectory towards a future of zero CO2 emissions. This...
November 30th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry, in co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has succeeded in helping the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which, if left uncontested, could have had serious adverse legal and economic consequences...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance | Read More