International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the global trade association for shipowners and operators, representing the world’s national shipowner associations and over 80 % of the world merchant fleet.

ICS has members from around 40 countries. Their membership comprises national shipowners’ associations, through which structure ICS uniquely and legitimately speaks for and represents the significant majority of international shipping. Their national member associations represent shipping companies from all sectors of the shipowner community. These include dry bulk carriers, oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers, container ships, general cargo ships, offshore support vessels, and passenger ships.