London still the shipping capital of the world

London is, without doubt, “still the shipping capital of the world,” according to the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka.  But he also suggested that the city should not rest on its laurels and that a truly world class centre would wish to retain its position for the very long term and […]

Shipping faces half trillion dollar environment costs, ICS Chairman tells Nor-Shipping

Speaking to delegates at the opening of the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo on Tuesday, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Masamichi Morooka said that impending new legislation to protect the environment potentially presented an additional industry-wide cost of more than half a trillion US dollars between 2015 and 2025 – around $50 billion […]

ICS launches annual review of shipping developments

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments, in advance of its Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Oslo from 5th to 7th June. The 2013 Annual Review, which covers the wide-ranging scope of ICS’s activities as the […]

ICS urges EU governments to issue passenger ship insurance certificates by year end

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling upon EU maritime administrations to ensure they are ready to issue passenger ships with the required insurance certificates in order that ships can comply with the EU Passenger Liability Regulation (PLR). If the necessary certificates are not issued as required, by 31st December, then cruise ships and […]