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International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)



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Syllabus of the Subject

International shipping industry: 90% of world trade. Safety, Legal


  1. Introduction to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  2. Objectives of the International Chamber of Shipping
  3. Key areas: Safety, Legal, Shipping and Trade Policy
  4. International shipping industry

African Students (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is one of the main international organizations of the international shipping industry, representing the ship-owners and operators of the sector.

The main functions of the International Chamber of Shipping are related to all the technical, legal, labour and political issues of the international marine transport.

The purpose of the International Chamber of Shipping is to promote the interests of the ship-owners and operators in all matters related to the maritime transport policy and ship operations.

There are more than 50,000 merchant ships operating internationally, transporting all types of cargo. The world fleet is registered in more than 150 nations and is manned by more than one million sailors of virtually all nationalities.

The international shipping industry is the responsible for the transportation of around 90% of the world's trade.

  1. The International Chamber of Shipping was created in 1921
  2. Its headquarters are in London (UK)
  3. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is associated with the International Chamber of Shipping

Members of the International Chamber of Shipping: Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, U.S..

Sample - International Chamber of Shipping (ICS):
International Chamber of Shipping: Safety, Legal, Shipping and Trade Policy

The BIC Code (International Identification Codes of Container Owners) is accepted by the International Chamber of Shipping:

Trade Facilitation - Trade Facilitation Agreement - Kyoto Convention - Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.



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