BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015
BIMCO and ICS are conducting a global survey of seafarer employment, availability, and training issues and they are seeking input from working mariners. To participate in the survey click on this link to to pull up an online fill in the blank survey form. SURVEY FORM
The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,300 members in around 130 countries. They provide a wide range of services to their global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
BIMCO’s core objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of their members by developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice and education.
BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and they are a strong advocate for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.
BIMCO actively promotes the application of globally agreed regulatory instruments – They are accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities.
THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF SHIPPING
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.
ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.
Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.
ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the International Maritime Organization.
ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range ofpublications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.
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