“I hope this incident will remind governments of the vital role that seafarers and shipping plays in keeping world trade moving”, Guy Platten, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping, on the refloating of the Ever Given.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the joint statement signed by the heads of five UN bodies calling for seafarers to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccinations.
ICS has released a statement on the ongoing blockage of the Suez Canal by the ship Ever Given, noting that the incident lays bare the fragility of global supply chains.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has coordinated a number of shipping bodies in launching a practical guide on COVID-19 vaccinations for use throughout the industry.
Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to new variants.
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the China Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) met virtually to push forward collaboration on key challenges facing maritime.
Copenhagen and London: Denmark has joined a growing list of major shipping nations backing a ‘moon-shot’ programme aimed at driving the complete decarbonisation of maritime transport.
Reducing restrictions on maritime trade could lead to GDP gains of up to 3.4% for national economies, says International Chamber of Shipping.
Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured.