February 26 - The International Chamber of Shipping will make all of its publications on shipping best practice available as eBooks.

The ICS publications will be available to download in a digital format from April 2013.

The first publications available in an eBook format will be the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide (4th edition), the ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations (4th edition) and the ICS/ISF Guidelines on the Application of the ISM Code (4th edition).

Further eBooks will be available for download when new or revised print versions are released. The shipping guides will continue to be published on behalf of ICS by Marisec Publications and will only be available from maritime booksellers.