About International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

International Chamber of Shipping publications promote and support shipping industry best practices and provide guidance across all key sectors and trades of the maritime industry. Rigorous in development, and regularly used and recommended by ship operators globally, ICS publications are an important complement to international regulations and are essential for every maritime bookcase.

You can expect only the most relevant and up-to-date information from ICS publications, on a range of subjects including maritime safety, security and environmental protection. Many of our industry guides are required reading by companies and seafarers involved in maritime operations.

ICS publications can be ordered for worldwide delivery through this website or from leading maritime booksellers. All publications are available as print versions and some are available as digital ebooks to download, see the ebook page for more information.

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the global trade association for shipowners and operators, representing the world’s national shipowner associations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet. Concerned with all regulatory, operational, legal issues and employment affairs, ICS has members from around 40 countries. Visit the International Chamber of Shipping website to find out more.