ICS study on Seafarers and Digital disruption

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The effect of autonomous ships on the work at sea, the role of seafarers and the shipping industry.  Main points discussed in the report: This paper focuses on potential social and practical consequences of autonomous shipping and digitalization on seafarers. This paper does not invent or create new definitions but rather draws upon existing work. The last 48 months have seen an…

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ICS – Preparing for Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 1 January 2020, in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board commercial ships trading outside sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) must not exceed 0.50% m/m. The 0.50% sulphur limit is a significant reduction from the current global limit of 3.50% m/m which has been in place since 2012. The worldwide…

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Arctic Shipping – Position paper from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Reported changes to the world’s climate appear to be increasing the accessibility of the Arctic to international shipping. These changes are likely to increase shipping traffic navigating throughout the region. In view of this anticipated future increase in shipping, there is growing awareness within the international community about the potential sensitivity of Arctic ecosystems to the impact of…

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International Chamber of Shipping Launches Free Guidance on Preparing for 2020 Sulphur Cap

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer. The free ICS guidance has…

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International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) publishes its Annual Review 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review 2018 running to some 64 pages. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal global trade association for shipowners, concerned with all regulatory, operational and legal issues, as well as employment affairs. The Annual Review is intended as a comprehensive overview of all the major issues…

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ICS updates the Flag State Performance Table 2017/2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2017/2018. The ICS Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table brings together data available in the public domain regarding the performance of flag states in terms of, inter alia, Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO meeting…

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Revisited: International Chamber of Shipping Annual Review for 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The 2017 ICS Annual Review is intended as a comprehensive overview of all the major issues faced by the global shipping industry, and in which ICS is engaged on behalf of its member national shipowners’ associations. The International Chamber of Shipping Annual Review will be of interest to anyone involved with international shipping, including…

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