Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

CIRM’s AGM and Technical Conference in Cyprus 22-24 April 2013

CIRM’s AGM and Technical Conference in Cyprus 22-24 April 2013
CIRM’s AGM and technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel in Cyprus between 22 and 24 April 20131ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & TECHNICAL CONFERENCE CIRM is a not for profit International Association that works in consultative status to the IMO. Companies can...
February 20th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IT and Communications | Read More

Global week of action puts spotlight on Mexico

18 February 2013 – An international week of action spearheaded by IndustriALL Global Union to support workers in Mexico and demand an end to the violation of their rights kicks off on 18 February.   From 18-24 February, IndustriALL, the ITF, UNI Global Union, the ITUC and the Trade Union Confederation...
February 18th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

ISF calls on governments to facilitate shore leave by proposing new pragmatic approach to visa requirements

ISF calls on governments to facilitate shore leave by proposing new pragmatic approach to visa requirements
Natalie Shaw The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, is calling on port states to facilitate the right of seafarers to shore leave, in line with governments’ international treaty obligations, by proposing a new pragmatic approach to visa requirements. ISF...
February 18th, 2013 | HR, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

HELMEPA’s electronic Guide for Ships sailing in Australian Waters

With the aim of assisting the officers of its member-vessels transiting Australian waters, HELMEPA is now providing its member-companies with the Association’s latest electronic publication titled “A Guide for Seafarers on Ships in Australian Waters”, produced in collaboration with AMSA (the Australian...
February 18th, 2013 | Associations, Environment | Read More

Engineering fun comes to age…

Engineering fun comes to age…
The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain (HESGB*) annual dinner and dance earlier this month was more than a success. Over 430 guests from many countries around the world, come flocking through the doors of the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane to join the fun. The President of the Society Dimitris...
February 15th, 2013 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Events, Flags, IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Strike which ‘paralyzed’ Indian port ends as new CBA agreed

Strike which ‘paralyzed’ Indian port ends as new CBA agreed
  Workers at Vallarpadam Terminal were on strike for 10 days Photo: Bharat S Raj, CC by-sa 3.0 15 February 2013 – A strike which brought the Kochi International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT Vallarpadam) in Kerala, India to a standstill for 10 days has ended after drivers and cleaners...
February 15th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

UK forwarders disappointed with the small print in trade security agreement

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is disappointed by some of the background information concerning the recent full implementation of mutual recognition for the USA’s and European Union’s (EU) trade security programmes. BIFA Director General, Peter Quantrill welcomes the news that...
February 14th, 2013 | Associations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ITF comment on management change at Air Pacific

13 February 2013 – The ITF has echoed the Fiji Trades Union Congress’s welcome for the news that the CEO of Fijian national airline Air Pacific is to step down. ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho commented: “The departure of CEO David Pflieger is about more than just reversing the damage...
February 13th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF | Read More

BLG 17 – Report

The 17th session of the BLG Sub-Committee was held from 4 to 8 February. Principal issues of interest to members are outlined below. IBC Code Review Members will recall previous reports of inconsistencies identified in chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC Code and the concern expressed that strict application...
February 13th, 2013 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Thomson Majesty lifeboat accident, ITF comment

The ITF HQ’s in London 11 February 2013 – Commenting on the loss of five lives during a lifeboat practice launch on the Thomson Majesty, Bjorn-Erik Kristoffersen, the ITF’s representative on the lifeboat working group of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, said: “This is a sad...
February 11th, 2013 | Health and Safety, ITF, Marine Equipment, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Greek Shipping: get your act together! All sectors and stakeholders must come to their senses; politicians and unions first!

Greek Shipping: get your act together! All sectors and stakeholders must come to their senses; politicians and unions first!
John N. Faraclas The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 8th  of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas and following Moundreas’ weekly video on the state of the market- chartering, S & P, as well as the shipbuilding...
February 11th, 2013 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Coastal Shipping, Disputes, Energy, Labour Disputes, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Ocean Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short Sea Shipping, Stock Markets, Strikes | Read More

Greece urged to halt attempts to break seafarers’ strike

The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF has written to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, and the Minister of Shipping and Aegean, Kostas Mousouroulis, urging the government to withdraw the civil mobilisation order implemented on 5 February to order striking seamen back to work or face arrest.  The...
February 8th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bob Carnegie case: ITF statement

The ITF HQ’s in London 7 February 2013 – ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today spoke out in defence of trade unionist Bob Carnegie and in strong condemnation of legal actions taken against him by the Lend Lease company of Australia. Bob Carnegie,...
February 7th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Hong Kong unions call for improved pay and conditions for outsourced dockers

HK dockers are calling on outsourcing companies to make improvements in terms and conditions Hong Kong unions call for improved pay and conditions for outsourced dockersDockers’ unions in Hong Kong have joined forces to demand improvements in pay and conditions for port workers working for outsourcing...
February 5th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS Board meets in London

ICS Board meets in London
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in London today (5 February).  Issues considered...
February 5th, 2013 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The Navigator gathers steam with a successful second issue

5.2.13 – The Nautical Institute has built on the success of its new publication aimed at marine navigators and launched in October 2012 with the release of its second issue. The Navigator is a free 12-page magazine produced by The Nautical Institute three times a year. The second issue covers the...
February 5th, 2013 | Associations, Books, Maritime Education and Training, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

ICS protests at Suez Canal toll increases

ICS protests at Suez Canal toll increases
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has voiced serious concerns about toll increases just announced by the Suez Canal Authority...
February 4th, 2013 | Canals, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Hyperbaric evacuation systems interface recommendations published by IMCA

Proposals published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in ‘Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems (HES) Interface Recommendations’ (IMCA D 051) seek to address the interface issues encountered when a diving contractor needs to remove its divers from a stricken facility by use of a...
February 4th, 2013 | Associations | Read More

UK forwarders welcome news of tentative US port labour agreement

UK forwarders welcome news of tentative US port labour agreement
Peter Quantrill February 4 – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news that the US Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year master labour contract. Federal Mediation and Conciliation...
February 4th, 2013 | Associations, HR, Markets, News | Read More

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation
  The ITF HQ’s in London 1 February 2013 – As Malta became the 34th International Labour Organization member state to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 on 23 January, the ITF has cautiously approved the progress made across the shipping world to prepare for the convention’s...
February 1st, 2013 | HR, ITF, News | Read More

Busy conference year lies ahead for IMarEST

Busy conference year lies ahead for IMarEST
David Loosley With a dozen conferences programmed, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Embracing civil and defence topics, marine engineering, marine science, offshore oil and gas and LNG, environmental issues, and the Arctic, the...
January 30th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Diary of Events | Read More

Insurance Premium Taxes rising across Europe, IUA research reveals

Insurance Premium Taxes rising across Europe, IUA research reveals
Nick Lowe Finance deficits and a worsening economic outlook have led several governments across Europe to ramp up insurance premium tax rates, new research from the International Underwriting Association has shown. Many higher tax rates have been implemented from 1st January 2013 and will serve to fund...
January 30th, 2013 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

ISF launches new on board training book for engine cadets

ISF launches new on board training book for engine cadets
The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated its widely-used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets to meet the atest requirements governing seafarers’ training emanating from the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.  “The competence of engine officers is critical to safety and environmental...
January 29th, 2013 | Books, International Shipping Federation, Maritime Education and Training, News, Reports | Read More

Union persuades Norway over unfair transatlantic competition

Vegard Einan, Parat vice-president 25 January 2013 – Norway’s Parat union claims some progress in its continuing battle against unfair transatlantic competition in the airline industry, with the announcement by the Norwegian government on 17 January that it will not change its immigration laws...
January 25th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation 24 January 2013 – As Malta becomes the 34th ILO member state to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today gave its cautious approval to the progress made across the shipping world...
January 24th, 2013 | ITF | Read More