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…

International Chamber of Shipping elects Mr Esben Poulsson as new Chairman

ICS is the principal international trade association for shipowners, with a membership comprising national shipowners’ associations from 37 countries representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet.  The Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held in Tokyo, has elected a new Chairman, Mr Esben Poulsson. Mr…

ICS welcomes progress on ILO Seafarer’s Identity Documents Convention

The International Chamber of Shipping, as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization (ILO), co-ordinated employers’ representatives at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee on the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185), held in Geneva from 10 to 12 February 2016.   ILO 185 requires ratifying nations to issue…

Maritime Employers Should get Ready for STCW 2010

The transitional period for the STCW 2010 ends on 1st January, 2017, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned. To prevent last minute certification ‘logjams’, and potential difficulties during Port State Control inspections next year, it is important that maritime employers liaise closely with maritime administrations, the organisation stressed. With less than a year to…