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ECSA, ICS call for immediate intervention after Gulf of Guinea attacks

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.

New guidelines for developing a Polar Water Operational Manual

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).

IMO 2020 to significantly affect tramp sector

Shipping companies that operate itinerant merchant vessels, known as tramps, are worried about finding fuel to comply with the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, Guy Platten, secretary general of the ICS, told Reuters. The tramp sector, it will account for around 40% of global demand for compliant low sulphur fuels, the ICS says.

Watch: ICS and IMO join forces to empower women in shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) join forces for new video in celebration of this year’s theme for World Maritime Day ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, which is scheduled to be screened on Thursday September 26 at the IMO headquarters in London.

Major shipping stakeholders discuss maritime’s future during LISW

During the London International Shipping Week major stakeholders of the shipping industry such as BIMCO, ICS, and INTERTANKO, discussed about the future of shipping, focusing on the preparations of the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, while also discussing the 2050 target on reducing shipping emissions.

ICS launches questionnaire on shipping diversity and inclusion

Amid a growing interest across the maritime to boost its diversity and performance, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have launched a questionnaire in a bid to understand how the issue of diversity and inclusion is perceived in the shipping industry.  

ICS, ECSA, ASA publish statement on Strait of Hormuz situation

In light of the recent tensions in the Strait of Hormuz, following Stena Impero’s seizure, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) jointly urge immediate action by the international community to stop the escalation of tensions and fully respect international law. 

Shipping industry concerned about proposed changes in Panama Canal tolls

The Panama Canal Authority is carrying out a public consultation regarding a proposal to adjust the Panama Canal tolls for container ships, vehicle carriers, dry bulk carriers, tankers, chemical carriers, LPG and LNG vessels, passenger vessels and small vessels. The new toll charges are expected to apply from January 1, 2020.

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