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  • October 9, 2018

    The World Shipping Council (WSC) is pleased to announce that Tim Wickmann is joining WSC as its new Managing Director, Asia.  Mr. Wickmann served most recently as CEO of MCC Transport and has worked in various leadership positions in international liner shipping for the last three decades. Read the news release. 

  • June 25, 2018

    The World Shipping Council reminds everyone that rescuing persons at sea is a shared responsibility.  Read the statement.

  • April 13, 2018

    The World Shipping Council welcomes the IMO's agreement on a Green House Gas reduction strategy and calls for an IMO-led research and development program.  Read the release. 

  • March 14, 2018

    European shipowners (ECSA) and World Shipping Council (WSC) call on the EU Institutions to propose, agree and implement a new European reporting formalities framework that benefits maritime carriers and the wider EU economy. Read the full release.

  • January 22, 2018

    Leading environmental organizations and the global shipping industry have joined in calling for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5% sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.  Read the full release.

  • October 18, 2017

    Some of the biggest EU business and trade bodies, covering economic activities from raw materials and agriculture, transport and logistics to technology providers, financial services, veterinary services, wholesale and retail, strongly urge EU and UK negotiators to put legal certainty and predictability for business and trade at the top of their negotiating agenda.  Read the full release.

  • October 3, 2017

    Las Palmas, Spain, 3rd October, 2017

    Safety improvements throughout the international supply chain can be made through the proper packing, handling  and transport of cargo transport units (CTUs), including containers, according to the four bodies making up the industry coalition, and which are responsible for a broad cross-section of the global CTU freight  industry.  Speaking at a special session of ICHCA International’s 65th anniversary conference in Las Palmas, Spain today a spokesperson from each coalition member – Global Shippers’ Forum, ICHCA International, TT Club and World Shipping Council - highlighted the varied challenges the industry faces in achieving such improvements.  Read the full release.