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  • 11 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    In order to help employers ensure compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which will enter into force in August 2013, the International Shipping Federation (ISF) has published new and comprehensive Guidelines on the Application of the ILO MLC. The new ISF Guide takes ship operators through their obligations under the ILO Convention and […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    International Labour Organization (ILO) held a tripartite meeting of employers, seafarers’ unions and governments in Geneva last week, to consider possible adjustments to the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (ILO 185), the International Chamber of Shipping, shipowners’ representative at the meeting, said in a release. ILO 185 requires ratifying nations to issue resident seafarers with […]

  • 11 April 2016

    The minimum wage for able seafarers recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO) will remain at its current level of USD 614 basic pay per month until at least 2018, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). This follows an ILO Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) meeting held in Geneva last week, comprising representatives of […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly basic wage figure for able seafarers from US$585 to US$592, as of 1 January 2015 and US$614, as of 1 January 2016. The mechanism for setting the minimum monthly wage for able […]

  • 22 August 2012

    IMO has welcomed the landmark ratifications of the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Maritime Labour Convention, which will bring the treaty into force in 12 months’ time, establishing minimum requirements for almost all aspects of working conditions for seafarers. “This is great news for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers,” said Dr. Rosalie Balkin, Assistant […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Algeria recently became the 79th Member State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The government of Algeria deposited the instrument of ratification of the MLC, 2006 in late July, marking another step towards worldwide ratification. The MLC, 2006 consolidates and revises the majority of the maritime labour […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The world’s leading maritime nations and representatives of ship owners and seafarers, are to address the issues of abandonment of seafarers and shipowners’ liability at the first meeting of a Special Tripartite Committee established under the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). More than 300 maritime representatives from all regions of the world will […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Crew transfer vessel Offshore Phantom, was successfully certified in accordance with the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) last week. This vessel, owned by Offshore Wind Services (OWS), is operating out of |Jmuiden and is the first of the fleet to be certified. In order to maintain the high standards for Workships Contractors’ […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) representing national shipowners’ associations from the Americas, Asia and Europe met in London last week. Issues discussed included: the development by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a global mechanism for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions; the entry into force […]

  • 22 August 2017

    Over the last five years, 12 to 19 crew abandonment incidents were reported annually and 1,013 seafarers were involved in total, the International Labour Organization (ILO) told World Maritime News. Furthermore, figures from this year, as of July 31, show that 28 abandonment cases were reported, involving 339 seafarers. Of those 1,352 seafarers, 254 seafarers […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    International Labour Organization (ILO) representatives visited the crew of the B Ladybug, a Ro-Ro ship, which has been stranded off the coast of Malta for almost a year after its owner went bankrupt. The provision of financial security for abandoned seafarers and the issue of compensation are two key topics under discussion this week at […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Labour Organisation ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it’s like to spend months at sea and what […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Olympic Shipping AS informed that all vessels in the company’s fleet have been audited and obtained MLC2006 certificate within the limit of Aug. 20th 2013. The ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers. The Convention aims to achieve both decent work […]

  • 21 August 2012

    The ILO has received the 30th ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) fulfilling the last condition for the first global standard that spans continents and oceans to go into effect in a year’s time. “This is great news for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers,” said ILO Director General Juan Somavia. […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), yesterday in Manila, launched a new web-based information resource to assist shipping companies to implement the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The ILO MLC entered into force worldwide in August although, in practice for many ships, full certification including the preparation of Documents of Maritime Labour Compliance […]

  • 20 August 2013

      The International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) comes into force today, inaugurating a new era of decent work for seafarers and fair competition for shipowners in the global shipping industry. “This Convention is a milestone in maritime history,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “The product of tripartite dialogue and international cooperation, it […]

  • 27 July 2016

    International Labour Organization (ILO) member states have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability. The Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006), which were adopted in 2014, will enter into force on January 18, […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) said that it has ramped up its campaign against the Panama Canal Authority over “its ongoing failure” to provide decent pay and safe working conditions for more than 9,000 affiliated maritime workers in the canal zone. The 44-mile canal is currently undergoing a USD 5.25bn redevelopment, which will see the […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A complaint has been submitted by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) about the Argentine government violating ILO conventions in its interference in the affairs of the Sindicato de Obreros Maritimos Unidos (SOMU) union. According to ITF’s complaint, by placing SOMU under its control, the government of Argentina is in breach of […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    Atmocean, a US wave energy developer which is set to demonstrate its technology in Peru, reported that it will wait for better weather conditions to deploy the wave energy device off Ilo, a coastal city in the southern part of the country. The company attempted to deploy the device on Wednesday, but was forced to retrieve the equipment […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Business & Finance

      Allseas Marine SA announced that its Bulk Carrier, MV Kind Seas, has been certified from Germanischer Lloyd on behalf of Marshall Islands as meeting the new ILO MLC 2006 Convention requirements. The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 provides protection at work for the world’s seafarers. It sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Ilo-Awela River needs dredging to prevent the river from over flowing its banks whenever it rains, according to the citizens of Ilo-Ajegunle community in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. The leaders of the Ilo-Ajegunle Community Development Association met last week with Mr Tunji Bello, the Commissioner of Environment, who appointed the Permanent […]