Tag: International Chamber of Shipping

  • ICC Report: Maritime Piracy Incidents Down in Q3, Yet Gulf of Guinea Remains a Hot Spot

    October 15: The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the third quarter of 2019 demonstrates fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the […]

  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    Humanitarian crisis on the water. Crisis in the Mediterranean: EU Governments Must Act Before Thousands More Lives Lost, Shipowners to Tell UN Summit Press Release The humanitarian crisis in the […]

  • Armed View

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has been collating the policy and rules of Flag States on arms and private armed guards on board ships. Kiran Khosla, ICS director of […]

  • Step Up

    Michael Parker, president International Chamber of Shipping warned governments to do more to tackle the threat to shipping if they are serious about maintaining the efficiency and security of global […]

  • Held To Ransom

    The future of ransom payments remains uncertain at the moment given the surprisign recent response by the Somali authorities. According to the head of the Transitional Federal Government’s Anti-Piracy Task […]

  • Change of Tack

    Given the apparent dependency on private security and the increasing use of armed guards it will come as little surprise to see that the industry view is changing. As if […]

  • Deploring The Pirates

    The International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Indian National Shipowners’ Association, NUSI, MUI, IMEC, InterManager, Intertanko and BIMCO deplore the latest development in the Indian Ocean piracy crisis as some Indian […]

  • Maritime Security Review

    Bad Getting Worse

    It’s official – Somali piracy keeps reaching hitherto unimagined peaks (or troughs depending on your perspective). According to Peter Hinchliffe, secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping, “It is […]

  • Almost A Call To Arms

    After much internal debate The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has arrived at a new stance on the use of private armed security guards to defend merchant ships against attacks by Somali […]

  • Praise For Action

    BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO congratulate the governments of the Republic of Korea and of Malaysia, and their naval and joint action forces, on repossessing from […]