China Shipowners’ Association Joins ICS

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  • China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) joins ICS as a full member
  • CSA membership re-confirms ICS role as voice of global shipping industry
  • ICS Representative Office to be opened in Shanghai

China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) officially joins The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) from the beginning of 2023, reads an official press release.

CSA will join the ICS Board, which oversees the policy positions ICS presents on behalf of shipowners’ worldwide with the shipping industry’s global regulators, including the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Legitimacy of ICS

Given the importance of China as a major shipping nation, the membership of CSA confirms the legitimacy of ICS, through its unique structure comprising member national (and regional) shipowner associations to speak on behalf of the global industry.

Established in 1993, the China Shipowner’s Association (CSA) is a voluntary trade organisation whose members are owners, operators and managers of merchant ships registered in the People’s Republic of China. The CSA assists Chinese Government agencies to regulate and maintain fair competition and reflect the views of its membership.

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Source: ICS

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