A group of shipping bodies and associations sent an open letter to European Commissioners, including President Ursula von der Leyen, calling for prompt and predictable disembarkations of persons rescued by merchant vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.
ECSA regrets a decision of the plenary today in the European Parliament to draft a proposal to include shipping under the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS).
ICS, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling for the immediate disembarkation of 27 rescued people trapped onboard a cargo ship.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issued a study which explores and addresses the implications that may arise from the application of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) to maritime transport.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) issued new protocols to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 cases on board.
The transition to IMO 2020 compliant fuel oil (0.5% sulphur) has not been without problems, with sulphur content, sediment, and aluminium plus silicon being the main issues experienced, a recent survey found.
The IMO received a report of ICS and ITF entitled ”Outcome of the surveys on health protections measures onboard ships in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”. The ICS survey aims to gain further understanding of the health protection measures introduced by companies on board their ships during the pandemic.
Failure to adhere to crew change protocols must not be tolerated, said the ICS in a new message to the global shipping industry, Thursday. The updated statement comes in response to recent reports of crew arriving in Singapore with Covid-19 symptoms.
BIMCO joins the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in efforts to encourage shipping companies or masters to fill in a Crew Change Report Form launched by the latter.
The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) collaborated with shipping associations, calling the industry to make progress on issues from the harmonisation of data, emerging technologies to supply chain transparency.
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