Archive for the ‘International Shipping Federation’ Category

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018
Sophie Ahmed The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018 After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Automobiles, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | 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

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

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | Read More

New GAC base opens to drive UK renewable energy sector

New GAC base opens to drive UK renewable energy sector
Great Yarmouth support hub for offshore wind farms in Southern North Sea Grangemouth, 5 May 2015 – As part of its continuing strategy to focus on growing business sectors in the UK, GAC has opened a new quayside office in Great Yarmouth to meet the needs of the renewable energy sector in the Southern...
May 5th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Energy, International Shipping Federation, Logistics | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Jim Davis in buoyant mood at IMIF’s 39th annual dinner in London

Jim Davis in buoyant mood at IMIF’s 39th annual dinner in London
Clay Maitland, Fred Hardy, Lesley Batchelor, Jim Davis, Charlotte Hall, and Anny Zade Jim Davis in buoyant mood at International Maritime Industries Forum 39th annual dinner in London Cautious optimism that shipowners and shipbuilders have learned the lesson of the “overcapacity years” was expressed...
November 11th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, BIMCO, Events, Flags, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, IUA, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, The Nautical Institute | Read More

London International Shipping Week unveils its 2015 theme

London International Shipping Week unveils its 2015 theme
Jeremy Penn Addressing an official LISW2015 launch event in London, Jeremy Penn, CEO of The Baltic Exchange and Chairman of the LISW Steering Group, underlined the importance of Government and industry working together as shipping looks to shape itself to meet the demands of the next decade. He said:...
September 10th, 2014 | Accountancy, Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Flags, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, IT and Communications, ITF, IUA, Jobs, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Taxation, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Don’t drown the seafarer…*

Don’t drown the seafarer…*
The memorial to ‘The Wife of Seafarer’  by sculptor Kostas Ananidas , Galaxidi, Greece Don’t drown the seafarer…* As this special day comes to a close, a few things knock in my mind and would like to share them with all of you. John Faraclas writes: Today, the international shipping...
June 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dialogs and Debates, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Insight, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Quote of the Day, Safety and Security, Taxation, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Agreement reached for ammendents to the MLC 2006…

Agreement reached for ammendents to the MLC 2006…
IMO Memorial Agreement reached for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to address abandonment of Seafarers and crew claims. Governments, maritime employer representatives co-ordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and their counterparts from the International Transport...
April 11th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, IMO, International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

Agreement reached to increase ILO minimum wage for the Able Seafarer

Agreement reached to increase ILO minimum wage for the Able Seafarer
Arthur Bowring Maritime Employer representatives, coordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF), met with International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) counterparts this week at the International Labour Organization to review the ILO recommended minimum wage for the Able Seafarer. ...
February 28th, 2014 | ILO, International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

NYK presents ICS with scale model in honour of Chairmanship

NYK presents ICS with scale model in honour of Chairmanship
Peter Hinchliffe, ICS Secretary General; Koji Sekimizu, IMO Secretary-General, Spryos M Polemis, ICS immediate past chairman, Masamichi Morooka, ICS Chairman and Yasumi Kudo, President of NYK The International Chamber of Shipping was last night honoured to be presented with a model of the award-winning...
November 15th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Environment, Events, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource
Natalie Shaw In Manila today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is launching a new web-based information resource to assist shipping companies to implement the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The ILO MLC entered into force worldwide in August although,...
October 29th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, IT and Communications | Read More

ISF calls on governments to facilitate shore leave by proposing new pragmatic approach to visa requirements

ISF calls on governments to facilitate shore leave by proposing new pragmatic approach to visa requirements
Natalie Shaw The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, is calling on port states to facilitate the right of seafarers to shore leave, in line with governments’ international treaty obligations, by proposing a new pragmatic approach to visa requirements. ISF...
February 18th, 2013 | HR, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

ISF launches new on board training book for engine cadets

ISF launches new on board training book for engine cadets
The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated its widely-used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets to meet the atest requirements governing seafarers’ training emanating from the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.  “The competence of engine officers is critical to safety and environmental...
January 29th, 2013 | Books, International Shipping Federation, Maritime Education and Training, News, Reports | Read More

ISF launches new guide on ILO Maritime Labour Convention

In order to help employers ensure compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which will enter into force in August 2013, the International Shipping Federation (ISF) has published new and comprehensive Guidelines on the Application of the ILO MLC.  The new ISF Guide takes ship operators...
December 10th, 2012 | International Shipping Federation | Read More

ISF disappointment at slow implementation of ILO 185

  Natalie Shaw The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, says that the low level of implementation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 185, concerning the facilitation of shore leave and crew transits, is a continuing source...
November 15th, 2012 | International Shipping Federation | Read More

Seagull signs landmark licensing agreement with International Shipping Federation

Norwegian training specialist Seagull AS has signed a licensing agreement with the International Shipping Federation (ISF), the global employers’ association for shipowners, which will allow Seagull to utilise electronic versions of the widely-used ISF Onboard Training Record Books in conjunction...
November 12th, 2012 | International Shipping Federation, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Employers and Unions welcome entry into force of ILO Maritime Labour Convention in just 12 months’ time

Dave Heindel ITF and ISF Stress Vital Need for Industry to be Ready The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) are united in welcoming the news that the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) will enter into force in just 12 months’ time,...
August 20th, 2012 | International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

Posidonia 2012 – from the point of view of a graduate

Posidonia 2012 – from the point of view of a graduate
Elena Kritikou Posidonia – from the point of view of a graduate. By Elena Kritikou, naval architect, graduate of the National Technical University of Athens There comes  a time in life when you feel you have to take a step forward. For many people this time is when they complete their studies and...
June 12th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, International Shipping Federation | Read More

Shipping needs global legislation not unilateral measures

Spyros Polemis Balancing environmental aspirations with economic realities, but also with political realities is not easy, ICS Chairman Spyros M Polemis told delegates at the influential CMA Conference in Connecticut earlier on.  In a speech entitled “Balancing Environmental Aspirations With Economic...
March 19th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Regulatory | Read More