Posts Tagged ‘ICS’

Round Table Leaders Set their Sights on the Future

Round Table Leaders Set their Sights on the Future
Dimitris J. Fafalios Round Table Leaders Set their Sights on the Future The Round Table leaders of the major shipping industry trade associations BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO met in London yesterday to consider the transformational issues affecting the sector.  Top of the agenda were the preparations...
September 10th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, News, Pollution | Read More

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now
Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now London: Friday, 7 June 2018.  Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium...
June 10th, 2019 | Piracy and Terrorism | 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

ICS Appoints New Marine Committee Chairman

ICS Appoints New Marine Committee Chairman
Martin Cresswell The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has appointed Mr Martin Cresswell, Technical Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as the new Chairman of the ICS Marine Committee.    He succeeds Peter Bond (Cyprus Shipping Chamber) who recently stood...
September 19th, 2017 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Person Profiles, Technical | Read More

ICS and BIMCO start new initiative to give shipping professionals greater access to quality education

ICS and BIMCO start new initiative to give shipping professionals greater access to quality education
Angus Frew Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and BIMCO start new initiative to give shipping professionals greater access to quality education Joint project will see Institute students access BIMCO’s eLearning courses in preparation for their exams London, March 7, 2017. The Institute of Chartered...
March 7th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

IUMI welcomes new container weighing directive but…

IUMI welcomes new container weighing directive but…
Helle Hammer IUMI welcomes new container weighing directive but cautions short-term pain before long-term gain The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) strongly supports the new mandatory requirement and adoption of the amendment to SOLAS regulation V1/2 for the verification of the gross mass...
May 23rd, 2016 | Containers, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Regulatory | Read More

High-profile line up in place for ICS conference in September

High-profile line up in place for ICS conference in September
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced an exciting final programme for this year’s ICS International Shipping Conference which features high-profile speakers from across the global industry. The Conference is one of the principal events during the second...
July 8th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF | Read More

Global shipping industry concerned by protectionist U.S. approach to energy exports

Global shipping industry concerned by protectionist U.S. approach to energy exports
The United States Congress signalled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe. But the global trade association for merchant ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has voiced serious concern about the potentially protectionist approach...
June 29th, 2015 | Associations, Energy, International Chamber of Shipping, LNG, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ICS launches Annual Review 2015

ICS launches Annual Review 2015
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting and to coincide with this week’s meeting of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. Key issues covered in this year’s ICS Annual Review include the...
June 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS welcomes progress on maritime environment issues at MEPC

ICS welcomes progress on maritime environment issues at MEPC
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues. Progress on Ballast Water Implementation Problems (partially undermined by United States) The...
May 18th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Shipping industry disappointed but not surprised by today’s EP vote on regional CO2 measures

Shipping industry disappointed but not surprised by today’s EP vote on regional CO2 measures
Following today’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship emissions of CO2, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and Intercargo have issued the following statement: Today’s vote was expected,...
April 28th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Regulatory | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

ICS Chairman warns of chaos caused by regional shipping regulation

ICS Chairman warns of chaos caused by regional shipping regulation
Masamichi Morooka speaking in Singapore Addressing members of the Singapore Shipping Association today (Monday 20 April) 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...
April 20th, 2015 | IMO, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Mediterranean unless EU governments take urgent action, say shipowner groups and seafarer unions….

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Mediterranean unless EU governments take urgent action, say shipowner groups and seafarer unions….
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: TORM A/S Joint ECSA, ETF, ICS, ITF communique: :  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immediate collective action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean...
April 8th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU governments must act before thousands more lives lost, shipowners to tell UN summit

Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU governments must act before thousands more lives lost, shipowners to tell UN summit
Peter Hinchliffe The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea is spiralling out of control. EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees seek to escape to Europe in boats that are unfit for purpose and which are...
March 3rd, 2015 | Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS updates flag state performance table

ICS updates flag state performance table
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its annual Shipping Industry 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 ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe remarked...
February 11th, 2015 | Flags | Read More

Shipping industry should be prepared for global sulphur cap in 2020, says ICS

Shipping industry should be prepared for global sulphur cap in 2020, says ICS
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has agreed that the shipping and bunker refining industries should work to the possibility that the global 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap, required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is more likely to be implemented worldwide from 2020, rather than...
February 5th, 2015 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ICS changes position on ratification by goverments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

ICS changes position on ratification by goverments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention
The global trade association for merchant shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has modified its stance towards the ratification by governments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention, which has still not yet entered into force having been...
December 17th, 2014 | Associations, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government | Read More

Shipping industry calls on governments to adress migrants at sea crisis

Shipping industry calls on governments to adress migrants at sea crisis
  Peter Hinchliffe Speaking at a high level Dialogue on Protection at Sea, hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on governments to address the growing refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. ICS...
December 12th, 2014 | Associations, IMO, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

MANPOWER REPORT 2015 – Preparations are underway and industry is invited to contribute

MANPOWER REPORT 2015 – Preparations are underway and industry is invited to contribute
The BIMCO House Since 1990, BIMCO and ICS have conducted a comprehensive survey of the world’s supply and demand of seafarers every five years. BIMCO and ICS are inviting the shipping industry to participate in the next Manpower Report. Previous studies have shown that a large number of officers are...
December 9th, 2014 | Academia, BIMCO, Books, Clubs, International Chamber of Shipping, Reports | Read More

ICS publishes new chemical tanker safety guide

ICS publishes new chemical tanker safety guide
Peter Hinchliffe A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on the safe operation of chemical tankers has just been published by the shipping industry’s global trade association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The new edition of the ICS Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals)...
December 8th, 2014 | Associations, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Safety and Security | Read More

Ships must be prepared for sulphur rules, but alternative fuels should be explored

Ships must be prepared for sulphur rules, but alternative fuels should be explored
Simon Bennett The shipping industry is fully committed to total compliance with the 0.1% sulphur in fuel requirements, in Emission Control Areas, from January 2015. And there is no reason to suggest that there will not be full compliance, says the industry’s global trade association, the International...
December 1st, 2014 | Bunkering, IMO, LNG, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping industry sets out progress on CO2 reduction on eve of un climate conference, but stresses industry is not “cash cow”

Shipping industry sets out progress on CO2 reduction on eve of un climate conference, but stresses industry is not “cash cow”
The global shipping industry, which transports around 90% of world trade, only produced about 2.2% of the world’s total Green House Gas emissions during 2012 compared to 2.8% in 2007. Shipping’s total emissions have reduced by more than 10% during the same period. In advance of the United Nations...
November 28th, 2014 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

EU regulation on CO2 reporting by ships may complicate global agreement, says ICS

EU regulation on CO2 reporting by ships may complicate global agreement, says ICS
Peter Hinchliffe The global trade association for shipowners – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is disappointed and concerned that 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...
November 27th, 2014 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

ICS addresses OECD shipbuilding working party

ICS addresses OECD shipbuilding working party
The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, was the message delivered to governments in Paris today by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) at a meeting of the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding. ICS believes that this subject is best...
November 25th, 2014 | Environment, IMO, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More