IATA and ICS call on governments to designate crew change airports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Each month about

COVID-19: ICS issues guidance on managing ship and seafarer certificates

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued guidance for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certificates are important for continuing ship operations because they

Better to leave crew onboard than risk contracting virus, warns Danica boss

Hamburg, Germany, headquartered Danica Crewing Services is urging ship operators to exercise caution when making crew changeovers while the coronavirus outbreak continues to rampage. Responding to industry calls for seafarers to be

Plea to UN agencies: Recognize seafarers as international key workers

As coronavirus-related travel and other restrictions increase, the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers’ Federation have written a joint open letter to the heads of four United Nations agencies

ICS issues new coronavirus guidance for shipping industry

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 22-page document has been produced in

ICS releases guidelines on avoiding age discrimination on board ship

Under the ILO Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), flag states must ensure that regulations respect the fundamental right to be free from age discrimination, which can affect the physical and emotional health of

Shipping industry comments on proposed Panama Canal toll hikes

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is conducting a public consultation on a proposal to adjust the Panama Canal tolls for containerships, vehicle carriers, dry bulk carriers, tankers, chemical carriers, LPG and LNG

ICS updates MLC Guidelines

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched the third edition of its Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labor Convention. Covering all amendments made to the Maritime Labor Convention

IMO didn't act at MEPC 78

“FONAR” does not spell free pass for non-compliance with sulfur cap

Another horrible new acronym has surfaced at the International Maritime Organization: FONAR. It stands for Fuel Oil Non-Availability Reports. And already, shipowner are being warned not to use a FONAR as a

Esben Poulsson

ICS: Sulfur cap a game changer, but bigger changes to come

“The 2020 global sulfur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping,” says Esben Poulsson Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping