It may have taken almost three years, the efforts of almost the entire shipping industry, but member states of IMO finally agreed last month to revise the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
ICS has criticised moves at the EU to decrease Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in international waters, stressing that they are both an “obligation under maritime law” and a “humanitarian duty”.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Intertanko have praised IMO’s decision to implement a more stringent type-approval procedure for Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) agreed at the Meeting of the Environmental Protection...
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says planned winding-up of the 1971 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) as “premature”.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has shot down Canadian suggestions for a “minor exceedance” clause in the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention as vulnerable to “political whim”.
Despite the sharp decline in piracy off the coast of Somalia concerns about its possible resurgence remain from analysts and industry officials.