The Panama Canal Authority has said it will impose a ‘Freshwater Charge’ on ships passing through the canal from 15th February. The charge will be set at $10,000 for any vessel over 125 feet long.
ICS, the global shipping body representing 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, is advising its members to take steps that limit the spread of the novel Corona Virus (2019-nCov).
This guidance has been produced to help to eliminate age discrimination and to improve the working environment onboard ships.
On the eve of the implementation of the UN IMO Global Sulphur Cap – which requires most of the world’s commercial shipping to use fuels with a sulphur content of 0.5 per cent or less, Guy Platten, Secretary-General of the ICS, has issued a message to the shipping industry and its regulators.
The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping.
At COP 25, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Madrid, ICS, ECSA, and ANAVE organized an event dedicated to the decarbonization of shipping.
ICS is representing the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid this week.
BIMCO and the ICS have published a new cybersecurity workbook meant to serve as a guide for the master and officers onboard ships and thereby help them prepare for a potential cyber incident.
ICS has added further high-level speakers to the line-up of its 2019 Conference: Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade. The flagship conference will take place on September 11th at the British Library, during London International Shipping Week.