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  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Maritime Unions have met in Auckland to work towards a Regional Maritime Federation to build union strength throughout the South Pacific. The meeting brought together the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ), Papua New Guinea Maritime and transport Workers Union (MTWU), Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) and Merchant Service […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represent over 80% of world merchant tonnage, have rejected the concept of the ship recycling license, developed by consultants for the European Commission. According to ECSA, if proposals to establish an EU ship recycling fund are taken forward, they will cause serious […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    Including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said in a letter to senior European officials. Lim acknowledged that the EU had an ambitious policy for addressing emissions and recognised that […]

  • 14 July 2016

    Following an overwhelming support for strike action by Wood Group’s offshore workers on Wednesday, Oil & Gas UK has said it was ‘extremely disappointed’.  A ballot of Wood Group employees working across Shell operated North Sea assets coordinated between two unions, RMT and Unite, returned with a massive majority supporting industrial action. According to a joint statement […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Labor union of the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is ready to accept proposed wage cuts for workers, proposing talks with the government, the company’s management and creditors, which are aimed at finding a way to save the financially troubled shipbuilder, Yonhap News Agency reports.  The announcement comes a day after DSME’s […]

  • 28 December 2011

    A new anti-piracy project with a startup grant of $2 million from the European Union has been initiated by the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region countries. The MASE (Maritime Security) project has been under development since May 2010 and it was signed last week by regional economic blocs including Comesa, EAC, Igad […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg will start today with massive layoffs and the implementation of new work patterns, the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) informed.  Aimed at increasing the terminal’s productivity, the measures will result in cuts of 100 dockworker jobs before and during the summer, according to the SDU. APMT Gothenburg has developed a new […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development, Technology

    The European Commission published a strategy to renew EU’s energy policy, underlying the important role of next generation renewable technologies, such as ocean energy. According to the paper, EU stays committed to progress renewable energy and to be ‘the global hub for developing the next generation of technically advanced and competitive renewable energies.’ The plan is […]

  • 25 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich branch, in Cheshire, was re-opened on Friday, 21 December, following repairs to a major breach after a section of the 200-year-old embankment washed away into the River Wheelock below in March. As Canal & River Trust reports, more than 4,000 tonnes of stones was used to rebuild the canal embankment […]

  • 12 March 2015

    Minesto has welcomed EU’s new strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy. “An important and necessary step to speed up the process to reach a sustainable future,” said Minesto’s CEO, Anders Jansson. The European Commission has published its strategy to reboot the EU’s energy policy. The report identifies ocean energy […]

  • 3 September 2018

    Spanish LNG operator Naturgy, previously Gas Natural Fenosa, said that Union Fenosa Gas has won an award from the International Center for Settlement of International Disputes in regard to a gas supply dispute in Egypt. Union Fenosa Gas is a 50/50 joint venture between Naturgy and Italy’s Eni. The company, through its 80 percent holding in its subsidiary SEGAS, […]

  • 8 January 2015

    European Union’s sanctions against Russia have put an end to Sillamäe LNG terminal plans.

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust has launched an appeal for funds following a breach on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, which swept away a 70-meter section of the 200-year-old canal. According to the Trust, they are still investigating the precise reason for the breach but at this stage it is believed that it was most likely […]

  • 7 October 2016

    A strike has been avoided in several plants in Norway following mediation on oil agreement between the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe) and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, an employers’ organization. To remind, the union refused to accept the negotiated result for the oil agreement, which also covers land-based facilities in Norway, and […]

  • 6 September 2016

    Australian maritime workers’ unions have won a legal battle against the determination made by Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection in 2015 negating certain visa requirements for non-citizens engaged in the offshore resources industry. The unions saw the minister’s move as an attack on local workforce, fearing that immigrant workers would take their jobs in […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities & Government

    The European Commission has set out its strategy to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy. “It is time to complete the single energy market in Europe,” the EU Commission states in its press release. The College of Commissioners approved the strategy for Energy Union, which comprises the following package: A Framework Strategy […]

  • 26 June 2018

    South Korea on Monday officially took over the presidency of the International Gas Union for the period from 2018 until 2021. Joo-Myung Kang of Korea was officially named as the president of the association at a gas event in Washington, taking over from David Carroll of the US. “The Republic of Korea assumes the presidency of […]

  • 4 November 2015

    European Union is targeting increase in liquefied natural gas imports, exploiting its diversification potential.

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    ICTSI signed new union deal that reinstate pay and conditions for workers at two union ports in PNG.

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation called the recent moves by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) an open attack on trade unions “which is in clear breach of the country’s international commitments.” As explained by the ITF, the condemnation came as the PCA sought to use the courts to close down the ITF-affiliated Unión de Capitanes y […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Due to recent talks on whether UK should leave the European Union (EU) or stay as part of it, the trade union Nautilus International said at its meeting in April that the best interests of the maritime profession and the shipping industry would be secured by the UK remaining in the EU. The union, which represents maritime professionals in […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for.