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  • 22 June 2015

    Chilean port workers staged strikes on Thursday across the country’s ports as a sign of opposition to a labor reform approved by the lower chamber of the Chile’s congress. The Ports Union (Unión Portuaria) called on an indefinite strike as a sign of discontent over the government’s failure to solve labour reform issues and lack of progress […]

  • 30 May 2016

    France’s three LNG import terminals are likely to remain closed until Friday as workers are protesting due to proposed labor reforms, according to the terminal operator, Elengy.

  • 9 June 2016

    Workers at Elengy’s three LNG terminals in France renewed a blockade of the import facilities on Thursday as protests due to proposed labor reforms continue.

  • 3 June 2016

    Operations at France’s three LNG terminals were resuming on Friday but the strike by workers protesting due to proposed labor reforms will continue, Elengy, the terminal operator said.

  • 25 May 2016

    France’s Elengy, Europe’s second-largest LNG terminal operator, said that the company’s three LNG terminals have been affected by the ongoing strike in the country as workers are protesting due to proposed labor reforms.

  • 6 June 2016

    France’s fourth LNG import terminal located in the port of Dunkirk expects to receive its first cargo of chilled gas in the first half of July. “Arrival window of first LNG vessel required for tests is confirmed. This window is scheduled between 04th and 08th July,” Dunkirk LNG (Dunkerque LNG) said. According to Dunkirk LNG, the second commissioning […]

  • 27 October 2017

    Qatar has announced a labor reform which seeks to terminate the so-called “kafala system”, a form of indentured labor that in practice has resulted in preventing migrant workers from leaving the country by their employers. The step is being taken following the pressure from the International Trade Union Confederation, which has led the international effort to […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Greek seamen federation has launched a strike on Wednesday, April 18, suspending the country’s ferry transport.

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Just after a few days of restoring operations, Elengy’s three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in France are facing a new round of strikes. Namely, workers at Elengy’s LNG terminals have voted to stage two 24-hour strikes on Thursday, June 9th and next Tuesday, June 14th as part of nationwide protests against a labour reform bill, Reuters […]

  • 15 June 2016

    (Updated with a further comment by an Elengy spokeswoman to say that two LNG tankers have been redirected due to the strikes) Workers at Elengy’s three LNG terminals have called off their almost four week-long strikes. France has been hit by a wave of strikes aimed at forcing President Francois Hollande’s government to withdraw proposed new […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The implementation of the Port Performance Act, a program to collect statistical information on the largest 25 ports in the United States, would cost USD 9 million over the 2016-2020 period, according to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. The Act was drafted following the recent nine month labor dispute at 29 West Coast container ports, and is expected to […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The implementation of the Port Performance Act, a program to collect statistical information on the largest 25 ports in the United States, would cost USD 9 million over the 2016-2020 period, according to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. The Act was drafted following the recent nine month labor dispute at 29 West Coast container ports, and is expected to […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Spanish dockworker unions have decided to keep the call for strikes for next week in order to voice their disapproval of the recently adopted port reform by the country’s parliament. The strikes are scheduled for the 5th, 7th and 9th of June. Spanish dockworkers fear the new reform would result in massive layoffs and have protested against […]

  • 7 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Legislation that would amend the United States Taft-Hartley Act to allow governors to intervene in port labor disputes rather than being required to ask the White House to do so was introduced in Congress on Friday, June 5th. The Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments or PORTS Act, was introduced by Senator Cory Gardner, […]

  • 18 September 2012

      The Philippines has invested strenuous efforts over the recent period so as to preserve its leading position on the maritime workforce market, Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Officer-in-Charge and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Spokesman Nicasio A. Conti highlighted at the Seventh National Shipping Industry Conference, held in Melbourne, Australia. While presenting his paper […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Australian Labor Party pushes for bipartisanship on shipping policy.

  • 10 May 2018

    Spanish dockworkers to strike across the country’s ports to pressure the government.

  • 15 August 2012
    Business & Finance

      In response to increasing market demand for feeder space, Evergreen Line will commence the new Straits-Yangon (Myanmar) service (referred to as SYS) from late August. Evergreen will exchange space with Advance Container Lines (ACL) in its Yangon routes to increase the frequency of feeder connections. Evergreen Line will deploy the 1,164 TEU Ever Able […]

  • 6 September 2017

    The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have launched a campaign aimed at “saving Australian shipping.” The campaign was triggered by the dwindling number of Aussie crews on Australian-flagged vessels and tankers in general. “Under the Abbott/Turnbull Government’s watch, we now have zero Australian–crewed tankers and the number of […]

  • 5 December 2011

    The preference for Filipino seafarers in the maritime industry is exemplified in the continuing growth of licensed Filipino maritime professionals in the last six years according to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). According to PRC Chairman Teresita Manzala, the number of Filipino marine engineers grew from 47,000 in 2005 to 58,000 in 2010, while Filipino […]

  • 13 June 2017

    The representatives of the Spanish dockworkers union Coordinadora and their employers’ association Anesco could not reach a deal at today’s meeting which was aimed at fixing the ongoing conflict that has been heating up for almost a month. That said, the dockworkers are most likely to stage their 48-hour strike scheduled for tomorrow, starting at 0800 hrs. […]

  • 16 August 2013

    Mississippi’s Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and VT Halter Marine’s Executive Vice President John Prendergast are slated to deliver keynote addresses at the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium’s (GSSC) summer meeting scheduled August 21‐22, 2013, in Ocean Springs. The Lt. Governor’s remarks will focus on Mississippi’s continued efforts to improve the quality of its workforce. “A strong, […]