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Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s recent great resignation was MSC’s jackpot All it took was HMM’s human resource secrets to be exposed and convince more than 300 seafarers to part ways with their employer. They were said to be leaving for a competitor who was willing to invest in them. Why seafarers jumped ship As the saying goes, “people do not ...

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) maritime report card for 2020 stressed need for maintenance AGCS’ Safety Shipping Review 2021 revealed the top 5 causes of maritime losses. Machinery damage and failures were among the listed. AGCS noted while the number of total losses remained stable over the past year, the number of shipping casualties or incidents declined slightly from ...

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s seafarers abandoned ship, literally HMM had an army of seafarers demanding wages increment and threatened to strike along with jumping ship to Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) if the requests were unmet. With Korea Development Bank (KDB) objecting to the demands, it angered more than half the union members to pack up and leave. Another question of ...

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) under fire for shortchanging seafarers Activist Frank Coles’ prior rallying for a strike to provoke some positive actions to benefit seafarers failed. When HMM’s team declared its decision for a real one laden with a threat to leave for Swiss competitor, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), it drove the point home on the severity of seafarers’ plights. ...

Seafarers may soon look to major cargo owners for opportunities In June, major cargo owner Home Depot chartered its own vessel designated for shipments. Another big retailer, Walmart has decided to follow suit to mitigate potential losses from shipowners’ loadings and port bottlenecks. Acquiring own ships With bottlenecks threatening world trade, cargo owners were either compelled to accept the surcharges, ...

Launched in May 2021, it took only 3 months to surpass $1 million target Seafarers and their families affected by the pandemic can look forward to financial assistance from the Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF), which has raised more than $1 million to date. The community banded together Catalysed by the COVID-19 devastation sweeping India, several seafarer welfare charities, including ...

Honouring maritime’s resilience against adversity yet overlooking seafarers’ efforts amounts to hot air In the face of COVID-19 None of us are strangers to COVID-19’s devastation. From the crew change crisis to delayed shipments’ resulting in massive inflation, cargo owners are now struggling with their business cash flows from the carriers’ surcharges. Objections were met with a wide array of ...

The industry is alarmed at the low vaccine rate, yet misses an important component Neptune Declaration’s Crew Change Indicator reflected only 15.3 per cent of seafarers are vaccinated, and anticipated the crew change crisis to continue. However, there are no actions taken to ensure seafarers are suitable for the vaccines. Split about vaccines It is heartening to know that some ...

New infectious diseases clauses to be announced in November 2021 in light of the pandemic The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), one of the largest of the international shipping associations representing shipowners announced an impending review of its Infectious or Contagious Diseases (IOCD) clauses to address pandemic-related concerns. A balancing act for ships and crew Originally developed in 2015 due to Ebola, the ...

With remote learning available, seafarers can now upgrade themselves at their convenience Skills upgrade would be the most popular option to put on the backburner with the current chaotic situation. Seafarers would naturally be more concerned with making ends meet than training. However, the International Group’s P&I Club proved otherwise. All there is in maritime The maritime industry contended with ...