The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) recently issued its recommendations in order to limit coronavirus’s spread. Specifically, its guidance follows with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice, saying that if the recommended measures are taken, there should be no ‘unnecessary restrictions of international traffic’.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) published a report providing guidelines to the shipping industry of how to tackle age discrimination onboard, highlighting that in many jurisdictions age discrimination is unlawful and can create problems.
Recently, shipping stakeholders submitted a paper to the IMO proposing the addition of a new output under the work program on Fair treatment of seafarers detained on suspicion of committing maritime crimes. The paper highlights that in some cases the master and the crew may not be aware of their vessel being involved in smuggling activities
IMO 2020 an important moment for the global shipping industry, although it is possible there may be teething problems when IMO 2020 first comes into effect, said Guy Platten, Secretary General of the ICS, sharing a key message to the industry on the eve of the implementation of the IMO sulphur cap.
Shipowner associations representing the global maritime transport industry submitted a proposal to the IMO to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme for pushing work of CO2 emissions reduction from international shipping.
In fact, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), as well as the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) organized an event dedicated to the decarbonization of shipping, during COP 25, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Madrid.
On the sidelines of COP 25, the International Chamber of Shipping highlighted the urgency of rapidly improving the industry’s fuel efficiency, as demanded now by the sector and the Governments, also welcoming the 4th industrial revolution, aiming to the industry’s rapid decarbonization.
In the wake of two subsequent piracy attacks involving crew abductions in the Gulf of Guinea, ECSA and ICS expressed concerns about the rise of armed attacks on merchant ships in the region and underlined these attacks threaten the smooth conduct of international maritime trade.
Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected to grow and an increasing number of ships are now conducting voyages in polar waters. For this reason, new joint guidelines from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop a Polar Water Operational Manual (PWOM).
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) both denounce the attack against the bulk carrier “MV BONITA” and highlight that they both closely monitor the situation.
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