Archive for the ‘International Chamber of Shipping’ Category

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
Peter Hinchliffe The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Regulatory | Read More

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy
Patrick Verhoeven Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intention of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, European Union, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

“Shipping committed to Green Growth” ICS to tell UN Ocean Conference

“Shipping committed to Green Growth” ICS to tell UN Ocean Conference
Simon Bennett The high level United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organised by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York. On Tuesday 6 June, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will explain that the global shipping industry is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal...
June 5th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, International Chamber of Shipping, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives

ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives
Esben Poulsson At its AGM in Istanbul, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives – on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole – in order to match the ambition of the Paris...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Major upgrade to ISF Watchkeeper simplifies work hour record keeping

Major upgrade to ISF Watchkeeper simplifies work hour record keeping
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and IT Energy have announced the launch of the latest release of their acclaimed ISF Watchkeeper software – ISF Watchkeeper 3.5 – developed for maintaining records of individual seafarers’ work hour records, as required by IMO and ILO regulations, and...
May 9th, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation | Read More

ICS launches 2017 annual review

ICS launches 2017 annual review
All you need to know about shipping but were afraid to ask: ICS launches 2017 annual review The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest Annual Review, ahead of the ICS Annual General Meeting in Istanbul next week.  The ICS Annual Review 2017 can be accessed free of charge via...
May 3rd, 2017 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Reports | Read More

ICS chairman sets out plan for reduction by shipping sector

ICS chairman sets out plan for reduction by shipping sector
ICS Chairman Esben Poulsson, the Secretary-general of the IMO Kitack Lim and the Economists interviewer The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2reduction strategy...
February 24th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution | Read More

ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table

ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Flag State Performance Table which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website.   See www.ics-shipping.org/docs/flag-state-performance-table The ICS Table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world’s flag...
February 21st, 2017 | Associations, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Remember the Seafarers, says ICS

Remember the Seafarers,  says ICS
Peter Hinchliffe As we sit down with family and friends to enjoy the good things that the festive season will bring, Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asks us to spare a thought for those men and women who make it possible.  “I am talking specifically...
December 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Communication, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

Global Shipping Industry slams European Parliament proposal on emissions….

Global Shipping Industry slams European Parliament proposal on emissions….
Simon Bennett GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY SLAMS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE REGIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM The global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

Letter from ICS to Myanmar Transport Minister

Letter from ICS to Myanmar Transport Minister
Peter Hinchliffe LETTER FROM ICS TO MYANMAR TRANSPORT MINISTER – RECENT CHANGES TO MYANMAR’s NATIONAL CARGO COLLECTION AND RELEASE POLICY Viewers might be interested in this letter sent from the International Chamber of Shipping addressed to Hon. U Thant Sin Maung (Myanmar Minister for Transport),...
December 13th, 2016 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Extension of EUNAVFOR mandate is necessary…

Extension of EUNAVFOR mandate is necessary…
Peter Hinchliffe Extension of EUNAVFOR mandate is necessary and welcome to counter continuing piracy threat The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the extension of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, following a decision by the EU Council, which will continue to see military forces deployed...
December 5th, 2016 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have announced the successful conclusion of their ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition for seafarers – part of a major joint initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry. Seafarers across the world were invited...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Use training to direct the future of shipping says ICS Chairman

Use training to direct the future of shipping says ICS Chairman
Esben Poulsson Manila 15 November 2016: Training acts not only as a career enhancer, but also plays an essential role in the modernisation of the shipping industry as a whole, said Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) today, as he delivered the keynote speech at this...
November 15th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ICS applauds IMO road map for CO2 reduction by International Shipping

ICS applauds IMO road map for CO2 reduction by International Shipping
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has applauded the agreement, last Friday, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to develop a comprehensive Road Map for addressing CO2 emissions from international shipping – with initial CO2 reduction commitments to be...
October 31st, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Shipping Industry meets in Tokyo…

Shipping Industry meets in Tokyo…
SHIPPING INDUSTRY MEETS IN TOKYO TO DISCUSS MUTUAL CHALLENGES Some 200 representatives of classification societies, shipbuilders and shipowners came together in Tokyo last week for their annual ‘Tripartite Meeting’ on issues of common interest.   The meeting, hosted by Class NK, the Japanese Shipowners’...
October 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Shipmanagement | Read More

Letter from ICS to Canadian Transport Minister

Letter from ICS to Canadian Transport Minister
Peter Hinchliffe Hon. Marc Garneau Minister of Transport 330 Sparks Street Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1A 0N5 23 September 2016 PROPOSED MORATORIUM ON THE SHIPMENT OF CRUDE OIL Dear Minister Garneau, I am writing on behalf of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which is the principal global trade...
October 18th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Capital Link’s timely Shipping, Marine Services and Offshore Forum

Capital Link’s timely Shipping, Marine Services and Offshore Forum
Nicolas Bornozis Capital Link lead by the Bornozis – Nicolas and Olga, keep the wind of optimism for shipping’s survival alive! Coverage of all sectors of the industry with one of the most comprehensive ever forums the Square Mile has ever witnessed, given that all sectors were duly represented...
October 5th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, IMarEST, IMO, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement | Read More

World’s national shipowner associations press Shipping’s global regulator to set timeline for reducing GHG emissions

World’s national shipowner associations press Shipping’s global regulator to set timeline for reducing GHG emissions
Esben Poulsson About 90% of global trade is moved by cargo ships which are collectively responsible for about 2.2% of the world’s total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions (similar to that emitted by international aviation).  As a considered response to the Paris Agreement on climate change, the world’s...
October 5th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution | Read More

IMO attending key UN migrants summit

IMO attending key UN migrants summit
IMO is at the high-level UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants being held at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States (19 September). A number of IMO treaties include provisions relating to migration by sea. These includeSOLAS chapter V on Safety of Navigation, which requires the master of a ship...
September 20th, 2016 | Associations, Immigration, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, UN | Read More

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey 2016 now underway!

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey 2016 now underway!
John Murray The role of the pilot in mitigating the potential economic and environmental risk from today’s large vessels is one of the most important in maritime safety. In recognition of this, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has embarked upon its first comprehensive survey of pilotage,...
September 15th, 2016 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Presentations from the super ICS Conference

Presentations from the super ICS Conference
Conference Speeches 2016 Chairman’s Opening Address Esben Poulsson, Chairman of ICS Keynote Speech Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO A ‘Carbon Tax’ for Shipping? Ian Parry, Policy Expert International Monetary Fund Solving the Problems with the Ballast Water Convention Jonathan...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

URGENT need for governments to act on ballast water chaos

URGENT need for governments to act on ballast water chaos
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) notes Finland’s significant announcement that it has acceded to the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.  This suggests that this new regime, to protect local ecosystems from the impacts of invasive species, will enter into force worldwide...
September 8th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Capers “lift” the markets but don’t be lured…caution!

Capers “lift” the markets but don’t be lured…caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 773 points, that’s 28 points up since yesterday, thanks to the Capers and to a lesser extend Panamaxes’ seven points plus… Geopolitics are going to give asymmetrical correlations; John Faraclas daily recap: The BCI 2014 rose to...
September 7th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ICS chairman, Esben Poulsson, sets shipping three challenges

ICS chairman, Esben Poulsson, sets shipping three challenges
Esben Poulsson ICS International Shipping Conference, British Library, London At the annual International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Conference in London today (7 September) – in the presence of IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim – the new ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson, suggested that the shipping industry...
September 7th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More