The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launched the Engine Room Procedures Guide, to address the design, complexity, and arrangement of engine rooms and provide safety notes for the operations taking place.
“Get our hero seafarers home” was the plea from panelists during a webinar on 26 June, hosted by IMO on the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer. IMO, ICS and the ITF urged countries to implement protocols on safe crew change.
The ICS is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time to remind governments of the ongoing crew change crisis. This comes as seafarers are still not yet classified as Key Workers in many countries, meaning they are unable to embark or disembark ships due to national travel restrictions.
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.
Digitalization is the key for the shipping industry in its efforts to modernize and continue its operations. Now, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launched eboooks to assist the industry.
In light of the COVID-19 landscape, shipping major associations and port communities launched a new initiative called “Accelerating Digitalisation of Maritime Trade and Logistics”.
Latest reports indicate that seafarers are being denied medical attention by port authorities in some cases, the ICS informed through an updated health guidance for the global shipping industry. The new report seeks to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Imposed restrictions as a result of COVID-19 pandemic has disturbed crew mobility, leaving thousands of seafarers quarantined onboard ships. BIMCO has shared a list of countries where crew change is allowed and a list of countries where it is not allowed as of 20 May 2020.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the crew change issue that has arise, ICS, ITUC and ITF joined their forces and wrote a letter to the UN Secretary General in order to facilitate seafarers’ transportation.
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