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BIMCO has unveiled a new guide to help shipowners and operators manage increasing cyber threats they are faced with every day.

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that internet access for seafarers for personal use onboard ships is more widespread than previously imagined, while the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around the technology.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), examining the potential impact of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.

Cyber security, alongside carbon emissions and safety, was identified as one of the top line agenda issues for the recently concluded annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum, supported by a range of shipping organisations including BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO, OCIMF, and IACS.

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released, compiled by a joint industry group led by BIMCO and now including new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as original contributors CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and IT Energy have announced the latest release of the ISF Watchkeeper application, version 3.5, developed to maintain records of individual seafarers’ work hour records, as required by IMO and ILO regulations, as well as helping to prevent crew fatigue and avoid issues with Port State Control.

The European Parliament has approved draft EU rules requiring ship owners using EU ports to monitor and report CO2 emissions each year.

BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Intercargo and INTERTANKO have announced that they are together developing standards and guidelines to address the major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry.

Preliminary results from the 2015 BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report indicate that internet access at sea is improving, contributing to improved overall welfare for the commercial maritime workforce.

Monday, 24 March 2014 09:26

ICS on CO2: reporting before indexing

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to focus on developing a global CO2 reporting system before looking into efficiency indexing of ships.

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