Movers and Shakers – Peter Hinchliffe hands over to Guy Platten at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Guy Platten has been named the next secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the trade association that represents 80% of the international merchant fleet. Mr Platten is Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, a national shipowners’ association and member of the ICS. Mr Platten told UK Chamber staff of his departure earlier…

New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb from BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, to assist shipowners and operators to assess the presence of new threat patterns in the area. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats,…

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2…

Paris MOU: Launch of Concentrated Inspection Campaign on MLC (Checklist and Guidance).

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006). The aim of the CIC is to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board. This inspection campaign will be held for a period of three months, commencing…