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  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A number of unions from the Asia and Oceania region have decided to join the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) in an aim to increasingly involve themselves in negotiations and the improvement of working conditions of dockworkers across the two continents. The move would also boost the unions’ international presence as part of the IDC, which […]

  • 3 August 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    IDC Energy Insights today announced the availability of a new perspective, IT Impacts from the BP Oil Spill . The document indicates that broad Federal and State regulatory and policy changes initiated as a result of the recent BP oil spill, will significantly increase regulatory requirements related to health, safety, and environment in the oil […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) has agreed to cancel industrial action in the Port of Gothenburg, scheduled for February 17-28, 2017. The decision to call off the action, which included stoppages and strikes, was a condition set by Henrik Kristensen, CEO of terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg, after Kristensen confirmed he will meet with the International […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called for the unconditional freeing of the twenty sacked, fined and arrested dockworkers at the Port of Cotonou (PAC), Benin before and on May 11. On Friday, May 5, SYNFOMAP-BENIN, a movement of dissatisfaction paralyzed all activities at the Autonomous Port of Cotonou from 3 pm to midnight, as informed by IDC. […]

  • 7 March 2017

    As the Spanish government postpones voting on the port reform for another week, international dockworkers unions from neighboring countries are planning to join industrial action in support of their Spanish colleagues. Namely, the bill amending the Ports Act of 2010 was scheduled to be debated and voted on in plenary session in congress on Thursday, as announced by […]

  • 20 March 2017

    The International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) has called off strikes planned for March 23, which were previously scheduled to be held in ports around the world, to enable new negotiations in the Spanish port sector.  The move follows the decision from March 16 of the Spanish parliament to reject the royal decree on the port system […]

  • 12 July 2013

    A new study released on Thursday shows the harmful impacts that would result from repealing the tax deduction for intangible drilling costs (IDCs), API Director of Tax and Accounting Policy Stephen Comstock told reporters this morning. “The effects of repealing the IDC deduction would be significant and immediate,” said Comstock. “The industry would be forced […]

  • 16 June 2017

    Dockworkers in ports across Europe will stop work for two hours on June 29 in support of their Spanish colleagues who are striking against port reform in the country that is jeopardizing their jobs. The decision on stoppages, scheduled to take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., was taken at the assembly of the […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    At least 6,500 Spanish dockworkers could be laid off according to the recently announced plan by the country’s Minister of Public Works to reform the port system.  Inigo de la Serna, the minister, aims to launch a decree issued by the European Union Court of Justice to reform the Spanish Port System, which would result in […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Spanish government has succumbed to the pressure of unions and decided to join the negotiating table with dockworkers on the announced port reform plan, the International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) said. Namely, as a consequence of the recently announced plan by Inigo de la Serna, the Spanish Minister of Public Works, at least 6,500 dockworkers could be laid off in […]

  • 5 June 2017

    Spanish dockworker unions have launched today a nation-wide strike impacting operations across the country’s ports. According to the representatives of the Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores del Mar (Coordinadora), a Spanish dockworkers union, almost 100 percent of workers supported the strike. The workers are demanding that companies keep their employees and maintain the same working-conditions after the […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Portuguese port of Lisbon could soon continue normal operations as the Portuguese Dockers Union (SETC) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) reached an agreement with port employers’ associations. IDC said that the “workers achieved a compromise that will, following the signing of a new agreement in the coming days, be valid for the next six years.” The agreement, which was […]

  • 15 May 2017

    The Spanish Council of Ministers passed on May 12 a new royal decree in another attempt to reform the port system in the country.  The decree will now require a majority approval in the Spanish Parliament, which is expected to discuss the decree on May 18. Although the details of this decree have not been […]

  • 3 July 2016

    The International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC), International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are planning to organize an hour of activities on international dockers’ action day on July 7 at 8 am local time. Under the slogan “Defend Dockers Rights,” the Global Day of Union Action is an opportunity for port workers to […]

  • 9 March 2005

    Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd , a shipping company specializing in the seaborne transportation of dry bulk cargoes such as iron ore, coal and grains, announced that it has agreed to acquire a Handymax bulk carrier, MV IDC 2, for a purchase price of $15.5 million.

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following the Greek government’s failure to reach an agreement with the Federation of Port Workers of Greece (OMYLE) and the Piraeus Dockworkers Union, the situation in Greece has worsened, according to the International Dockworkers Council (IDC). After 20 days of striking, dockers in Greece have committed to bolster demonstrations with the hope that the Government of […]

  • 11 December 2015

    Four bodies have been found on board a Turkish-flagged ship that was sent from Taiwan back to Turkey, Turkish media reported. The bodies found on board the 52,000-dwt bulker are believed to belong to refugees or stowaway and are reported to had been detected during maintenance work in Taiwan. The Taiwanese authorities apparently returned the ship to Turkey and […]

  • 9 March 2017

    The planned strikes of Spanish dockworkers scheduled for tomorrow, March 10, March 13 and March 15 have been postponed, in yet another attempt of the country’s stevedores to reach a deal on the port reform model. The move follows the government’s announcement on delaying voting on the port reform for another week along with a meeting of […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Bahrain’s pioneering $1.6bn Dilmunia Health Island took a step closer to becoming a reality today, with a call for tenders for the project’s initial infrastructure phase. The first of four infrastructure development phases, the tender encompasses work relating to the ambitious 125 hectare island’s highways, bridges, landscaping and its power, portable water, sewerage and drainage, […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    IDC and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have recently provided funding for the construction of submarine cable linking Mtunzini, Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth, telecommunication provider Techteledata announced. According to MyBroadband, Techteledata’s managing director and founder Musa Phungula explained that the advantages of the cable system include lower latency and lower […]

  • 16 August 2011

    “The dredging of the Cagayan river is a very laudable project since it will benefit not only the province of Cagayan but the whole region,” stated Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) Chair and Nueva Vizcaya Governor Luisa Lloren Cuaresma during the recently concluded meeting of the Regional Development Council-IDC. According to Cuaresma dredging is an excavation […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg has decided to implement a partial lockout at the container terminal in response to the planned industrial action by members of the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU).  As disclosed, the lockout will commence on May 19 and continue until June 30. During this period, the lockout will occur on weekdays between 16:00 and 7:00. […]