ICS continues to grow with Luxembourg and Brazil joining


Global shipowners’ association the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, is pleased to announce FEDIL Shipping, Luxembourg and the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners becoming Affiliate Member National Associations. The ICS Board has approved their membership, taking effect from 1 March 2023.

FEDIL Shipping acts as the shipowners’ association in Luxembourg whilst the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners is ICS’s second member based in Latin America. These new additions to ICS membership follow the China Shipowners’ Association becoming a Full Member on 1 January 2023.

With a membership now embracing shipowners’ associations from 41 countries and territories, Luxembourg and Brazil further strengthen ICS’s position as the principal global shipowners’ association, reinforcing ICS’s relationships across the maritime sector and with governments worldwide.

Guy Platten, Secretary General of International Chamber of Shipping, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Luxembourg and Brazil into the ICS family. Our industry is changing and as it continues to evolve we are facing significant challenges and opportunities ahead. Working together allows for collective solutions that will aid the industry to tackle important issues such as decarbonisation, seafarers’ training and welfare, and digitalisation.

“I look forward to working with both associations as we navigate through challenging times ahead.”