A must-read document for everyone involved in shipping.
The Flag State Performance Table issued by the International Chamber of Shipping serves two main purposes:
Firstly, it aims to encourage shipowners and operators to carefully consider the substance and capabilities of a flag State before choosing it for their vessels. By providing transparent information on flag States’ performance, the table helps in making informed decisions.
Secondly, it aims to motivate shipowners and operators to exert pressure on their respective flag Administrations to make any required improvements. This is particularly crucial when it comes to enhancing safety at sea, safeguarding the marine environment, and ensuring favorable working and living conditions for seafarers. The table acts as a catalyst for fostering dialogue and driving positive changes in these areas.