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Profile of registrant

International Chamber of Shipping

Identification number in the register: 90104608462-14
Registration date: 30/03/12 12:33:43

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/03/14 12:44:14
The date of the last annual update was 17/03/14 12:44:14

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Chamber of Shipping
Acronym: ICS
Legal status: Incorporated in England
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Peter Hinchliffe
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Alistair Hull
Position: Technical Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 38 St. Mary Axe 
London EC3A8BH
Telephone number: (+44) 2070901460
Fax number: (+44) 2070901484
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The International Chamber of Shipping is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing all sectors and trades. ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations whose member shipping companies operate two thirds of the world's merchant tonnage. Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal and policy issues that may have an impact on international shipping.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 12
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Air emissions from shipping, including Sulphur Directive
Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 Emissions
Port reception facilities
Ship recycling
Port State Control
Maritime Employment

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Customs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ICS is actively engaged with the following international bodies:
International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
United Nations Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS)
United Nations Conference on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
World Customs Organization (WCO)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
It also enjoys a close relationship with national maritime authorities around the world and with relevant departments and agencies of the European Union

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.