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

“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

ICS “encouraged” by efforts of IMO sulfur cap working group

JULY 17, 2018 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the January 1,

IMO targets can only be met by global rollout of zero CO2 fuels

MAY 25, 2018 — The CO2 reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and

Yemen conflict prompts new guidance on maritime security

JANUARY 24, 2018 — 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

IMO gets call for ban on carriage of high sulfur fuel

JANUARY 22, 2018 — Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have submitted a proposal to IMO calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the

VIDEO: ICS adopts a new brand identity

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has used London International Shipping Week to launch a new logo and a new brand identity, to better serve its important role

Shipping reaffirms its commitment to cutting CO2 emissions

JUNE 5, 2017 — The United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organized by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York and tomorrow, June 6, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)