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International Chamber of Shipping develops and promotes shipping industry best practices and guidance through a wide range of publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

You can download most publications from the list below for free and purchase the paid-for publications from our ICS bookshop.

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ICS Flag State Performance Table 2017/18

Summarises data available in the public domain in terms of Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations to help bring about any improvements that might be necessary in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.

February 2018 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

ICS Guidance on EU MRV

This guidance is intended to raise awareness of the requirements of the European MRV Regulation and to remind members of some of the key requirements. It includes a link to the European Commission website where a range of further guidance and links to the regulatory documents and FAQs can be found.

February 2018 的指导方针 | Free

Ballast Water Management – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention) entered into force on 8 September 2017. These FAQs are intended to raise awareness regarding key aspects of the BWM Convention (as well as relevant United States requirements) and assist in achieving compliance.

January 2018 的指导方针 | Free

Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification: The ICS and CMI Campaign, 2017

This brochure on ‘Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification’ highlights the need for governments to ratify and implement maritime conventions adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other United Nations bodies that impact on shipping.

November 2017 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Welfare Aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

ICS and ITF have jointly published these guidelines to assist governments, welfare agencies and other relevant parties in drafting their own guidelines for implementing the welfare provisions of the MLC.

2017年8月 的指导方针 | Free

Protecting the ocean, committed to CO2 reduction

ICS has produced a brochure for the high-level UN Ocean Conference highlighting the industry’s support for UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ICS commitment to the UN Ocean Conference can be seen here:

2017年8月 Reports, Positions and Papers | Free

Guidance to assist with preparation for the CIC on 安全 of Navigation 2017

The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU will conduct a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on 安全 of Navigation. ICS has therefore developed guidance on the CIC on 安全 of Navigation, which was distributed to ICS Members on 1 August and is now publicly available.

2017年8月 的指导方针 | Free