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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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…

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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,…

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