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Global tripartite initiative to support breaking crew change deadlock

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have …

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Project cargo and grain stimulate Seaway traffic  

  As ports along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to ride the waves of the 2020 shipping season, industry experts see better prospects for the remainder of the season thanks to a surge in project cargo and grain shipments. According to the latest figures, cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from April 1 to …

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IEA sees big future role for ammonia as shipping fuel

  The International Energy Agency has released a new long-term energy transition forecast, drilling down into individual industrial sectors, with ammonia touted to be a long-term winner in today’s battle for shipping fuel supremacy, reports Sam Chambers in his online Splash daily newsletter. The IEA’s new report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2020, suggests that in global …

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Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative addresses alarming pollution levels

  TORONTO, Ontario – The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, has announced the launch of the first phase of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup initiative (www.greatlakesplasticcleanup.org) with founding partners Pollution Probe, the University of Toronto Trash Team, Boating Ontario, PortsToronto, as well as collaborators …

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Greenpeace launch protest against Shell’s Brent oil field decommissioning plans (Forum)

Greenpeace activist Jennifer Ganster North Sea – Greenpeace activists from Germany have launched a protest in the North Sea to call out Shell’s plans to abandon an estimated 11,000 tonnes of oil in the sea.[1] The Greenpeace ship Esperanza approached the 500m exclusion zone of Shell’s platforms in the Brent oil field, off the Shetland …

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Port of London Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, shares a new personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis (Forum)

Photo : Ivana Maria Carrioni-Burnett 10 August 2020  by Ivana Maria Carrioni-Burnett London. UK.  Reporting for Human Rights at Sea , Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another* personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis. At Maritime Magazine, we were struck by this bold statement which drives forward the importance of shipping and in particular the priceless …

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St. Lawrence Shipoperators  urge Ottawa to intervene quickly in Montreal port strike

St. Lawrence Shipoperators, which represents 14 domestic shipowners and operators, today expressed concern about the indefinite general strike at the Port of Montreal and wants a settlement as soon as possible to prevent the economy from suffering further in the context of a global pandemic and severe economic downturn.  Despite the position of the Minister …

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600,000 Seafarers Still Unable to Get Crew Change

Photo : Synergy Group The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) estimates that there are now approximately 300,000 seafarers trapped working aboard ships due to the crew change crisis caused by government Covid-19 border and travel restrictions, and an equal number of unemployed seafarers waiting to join them who are ashore. That makes 600,000 seafarers affected …

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Thirteen countries sign joint statement on Crew change at virtual summit

Photo: V. Group The International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes was held on June 9, hosted by the United Kingdom in London. Following this summit came a joint statement signed by thirteen countries who have agreed to new international measures to open up foreign borders for seafarers and increase the number of commercial flights to …

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Maritime industry calls for EU political leadership on seafarers plight

Due to the heightened humanitarian crisis due to lack of sufficient action by governments in ensuring crew changes happen, European and International maritime industry stakeholders joined forces to seek political leadership and commitment by European leaders to the welfare of seafarers. They urge them to commit to doing everything in their power to promote the …

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