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Posted: 12 hours ago

ITF helped recover more than $1.7 million in owned wages to seafarers

Member unions of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have helped recover more than...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 12 hours ago
Posted: 15 days ago

41 Indian seafarers stuck at Chinese ports for months amid a standoff between Australia and China

A total of 41 Indian seafarers have been stranded on two ships for months unable to dock in Chinese ...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 15 days ago
Posted: about 1 month ago

Australia arrests Japanese car carrier over overdue crew change

Japanese-owned car import vessel Metis Leader has been arrested in Australia on the grounds of overd...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: about 1 month ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Peace deal between Patrick Terminals and wharfies falls through

The waterfront dispute between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and container terminal operator...

Categories:
  • Ports & Logistics
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

ITF warns of shipping’s backslide on safety & seafarers’ rights amid COVID-19 impact

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the shipping industry goes beyond the crew change crisis as ...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

Singapore crew change fund gets $500,000

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers...

Categories:
  • Collaboration
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

ITF: Seafarer abandonment rises in Arab world

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has warned of a growing number of crew m...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 2 months ago

How has going under the radar for the shipping industry backfired today?

The shipping industry is faced with one of the greatest humanitarian crises in years, affecting over...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 2 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

ITF repatriates fatigued bulker crew after they down their tools in Panama

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has managed to repatriate the fatigued c...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

Seafarers in Australia refuse to sail as crew change crisis continues to brew

Crews on two more ships in Australia have refused to keep sailing, demanding repatriation as crew ch...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 3 months ago

CMA CGM says one worker missing, several injured following Beirut blast

French container shipping company CMA CGM, which has deep roots in Lebanon, has launched an emergenc...

Categories:
  • Ports & Logistics
Posted: 3 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

ITF: 600,000 seafarers impacted by crew change crisis

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) estimates that there are now approximately 300...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

Maritime summit: 13 governments promise to solve crew change crisis

Twelve countries have committed to facilitating crew changes and achieving key worker designation fo...

Categories:
  • Authorities & Government
Posted: 4 months ago
  • long read
Posted: 4 months ago
Premium

The declining attractiveness of working at sea: Where do we go from here?

The maritime sector is the backbone of the global supply chain, with 90 per cent of the world trade,...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

ITF, Global Cruise Lines reach deal on repatriating hundreds of crew members stuck at sea

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Cruise Lines have reached an agreem...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

HRAS disassociates from ITF’s ‘Enough is enough’ call to action

Maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has denounced the ‘Enough is enough’ call to action by the I...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

Seafarers are going to start enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home with...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 5 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

Unions, employers give govts one month to sort out crew changes

After extending seafarers’ contracts at sea twice due to the overall challenges for executing ...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

ITF: 15 Seafarers abandoned on LPG tanker

A Spanish-flagged LPG tanker is anchored in Manilla Bay, the Philippines without a rudder and a crew...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 6 months ago

COVID-19 agony: 2 more cruise ship crew members die while awaiting repatriation

Two more cruise ship workers died as crewing crisis continues in the global shipping industry, the ...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 6 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

ITF: COVID-19 is no excuse to cut seafarers’ wages

At a time when seafarers are keeping the world moving, COVID-19 cannot be used as an excuse to lowe...

Categories:
  • Human Capital
Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

ITF: Two stranded bulkers with 25 seafarers on board just a drop in the sea

Two bulk carriers with at least 25 seafarers on board have been left to their own devices at anchor ...

Categories:
  • Vessels
Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

ITF Asks Maersk to Protect Its Employees amid Coronavirus Pandemic

ITF has called on Maersk to “show responsibility” for all its workers amid the coronavir...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 8 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

ICS, ITF Urge Govts to Ensure Uninterrupted Crew Changes and Keep World Trade Moving

ICS and ITF have urged governments to ensure uninterrupted crew changes amid the coronavirus crisis....

Posted: 8 months ago
Posted: 8 months ago

ITF Slams Flag States for Failure to Protect Seafarers

ITF criticizes flag states over failure to protect seafarers’ and passenger’s health during the huma...

Categories:
  • Rules & Regulation
Posted: 8 months ago
Posted: 9 months ago

Diamond Princess Crew Allowed to Return Home as Coronavirus Claims 3rd Life in Japan

Seventy crew members of Diamond Princess infected with the COVID-19 virus. ...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 9 months ago