The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced the launch of the Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied Gas), fourth edition. This comprehensive guide is the definitive industry best practice guidance for gas carrier operators and a carriage requirement under the national regulations of many flag States.
• The New Zealand Shipping Federation (NZSF) has become a full member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
• New Zealand Shipping Federation has been an affiliate member of the ICS since 2021.
• This membership will broaden the geographical range of ICS’s community and help to ensure a balanced view to shape the future of shipping.
Following the announcement on 10 October 2023 by the European Commission (DG COMP) that it intends to let the sector-specific Consortia Block Exemption Regulation for liner shipping expire in April 2024, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which is the global trade association for shipowners and ship operators in all sectors and trades, made the following comment.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launches its Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Data Collection System today. The purpose of the ICS CII Data Collection System is to support the International Maritime Organization during the formal review of the CII rating system, due to be completed by 1 January 2026. ICS invites shipowners and relevant stakeholders to utilise the ICS Data Collection System to contribute to a fair and successful CII rating system in the future.
Marked at a special ceremony today at the North Bund Forum, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has opened a new Representative office in Shanghai.
ICS recognises great importance of Chinese shipping industry and looks forward to continuing collaboration with China Shipowners’ Association which is now a Full ICS Member.
New ICS office is located in the North Bund area of Hongkou District, Shanghai, a prominent global shipping hub.
The shipping industry will come together with ministers at COP28 for a series of events and the annual Shaping the Future of Shipping summit. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOIE) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) unveil COP28 plans following high-profile meeting in July to launch the CEM Hubs initiative. Summit to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates’ Minister for Energy and Infrastructure on 10 December 2023.
• The Association of Panamanian Shipowners (ARPA) has become an associate member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
• Launched in 2020, ARPA’s main objective is to bring together Panamanian shipowners and strengthen Panama’s shipping industry.
• This membership will enhance relationships across the maritime sector as the industry continues to work together to find solutions to collective issues.
Energy value chain leaders sound alarm on lack of necessary infrastructure and cross-sectoral alignment to move low-carbon fuels as global demand increases. The Clean Energy Marine Hubs (CEM-Hubs) initiative was established by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) less than a year after it was first presented at an unprecedented speed for the global body. The cross-sectoral and public-private partnership aims to scale the global low-carbon fuels value chain to ensure transportation infrastructure is in place to link producers and consumers of zero emission fuels across the world.
Statement from Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping following the election of new Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization.