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To ensure that seafarers are supported in the transition to a greener maritime, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) established the Maritime Just Transition Taskforce The Maritime Just Transition Taskforce is a collaboration between three global organisations – ICS, the International Workers’ Federation and the UN Global Compact. It had been established during the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year, ...

As the situation in Ukraine worsens, seafarers have already suffered the effects of the crisis and more is yet to come With things almost at a stand-still over the Ukrainian crisis, things are not looking good for seafarers. Just recently, Russia had announced their intention to create a humanitarian corridor for merchant vessels, allowing those stuck in the region since ...

It is baffling that the seafaring trade has had such a long history, but the laws that protected seafarers was not given priority until the 20th century Seafarers have not always gotten the better end of the deal in terms of welfare, even during the more recent Age of Exploration times. The International Labour Organization (ILO) that champions the rights ...

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), through the Department of Maritime Labor Affairs of the General Directorate of Seafarers (DGGM) carried out, during 2021 at national level, 289 maritime labor inspections on board ships of both interior and international service of the Panamanian registry, in compliance with the provisions of Decree Law No. 8 of February 26, 1998, which regulates work ...

Ranking is based on the container port performance ranking in the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) 2020 report During the pandemic, the efficiency of ports was put to the test, as ports became congested due to heavy traffic. We will look at the top five most efficient ports based on the CPPI ranking and some interesting facts about them. Ranking ...

A deep dig into the challenges Indian seafarers face while searching for employment Both Gujarat Maritime University (GMU) and the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have launched a joint research project to identify the challenges Indian seafarers face while job hunting. Addressing the persistent imbalance India is one of the major seafarer supplier countries. Unfortunately, challenges resulted in ...

How would this year affect the crew market moving forward? To date, the only constant is variants of COVID-19 disrupting supply chains. Nevertheless, there are more winds to anticipate for the manpower sector. Below are a few trends that both seafarers and employers can anticipate this year. Manpower shortage The impact of crew change in manpower supply can never be ...

Its Shanghai office was recently issued a license to directly employ and deploy Chinese crew The UK-based ship manager opened its V-Ships Shanghai office in 2016 with a lavish ceremony attended by by Xu Guo Yi, Director of Ministry of Transport Shanghai and the port management committee office. Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration’s issuance of certificate for seafarer recruitment and placement ...

At least another 12,000 doses will be given to crew signing on or calling at Singapore The nation continues to serve as a reliable node in global supply chains by protecting crew, who are vital in sustaining world trade. Committed to support crew To date, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has inoculated more than 8,000 crew, of ...

Euronav Shipping Company expressed interests in increasing Panamanian crew Over 200 jobs will be created for Panama’s seafarers with help from both the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and Greek-owned Euronav Shipping Company for the next 3 years. Collaboration to boost crew employment A meeting between AMP representatives and Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd’s board of directors took place to formulate ...