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Industry partners

It’s our network that makes ICS unique.

In addition to our national members and IMO and ILO as regulators for shipping, ICS works closely with intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) and a wide range of partners listed below. These include industry associations, business, academia. This enables us to include a wide range of perspectives in both our policy and technical work – which is why ICS views are widely respected within the industry and far beyond.

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International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is a democratic, affiliate-led federation recognised as the world’s leading transport authority. ITF fight passionately to improve working lives, connecting nearly 700 affiliated trade unions from 150 countries that may otherwise be isolated and helping their members to secure rights, equality and justice. They are the voice for nearly 20 million working men and women across the world.

Industry body

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. Their core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.

Partner Organisation


INTERTANKO (the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners) is a trade association that has served as the voice for independent tanker owners since 1970, representing the interests of its Members at national, regional and international levels. The organisation champions an industry dedicated to support global energy networks by delivering safe, efficient and environmentally sound transport services.

Partner Organisation

World Maritime University

As the International Maritime Organization’s centre of excellence for postgraduate maritime education, WMU’s mission is to be the world centre of excellence in postgraduate maritime and oceans education, professional training and research, while building global capacity and promoting sustainable development.


Asian Shipowners’ Association, ASA

As one of the important shipping organizations in the world, ASA consists of seven members from the shipowners’ associations of Asia Pacific nations, i.e. Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei and Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations (FASA), consisting of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Regional Partner

European Community Shipowners’ Associations, (ECSA)

European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) is the trade association representing the national shipowners' associations of the EU and Norway. Through their membership from national associations across Europe and Norway, ECSA represents close to 99% of the EEA fleet or about 20% of the world fleet.

Regional Partner

International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)

ISOA is the international trade association for owners/operators of support vessels in the offshore industry. ISOA’s main focus is in the sector of Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) and Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS), albeit our members also operate a variety of other vessel types.

Industry body