Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

Readying the next generation of Marine Scientists

Readying the next generation of Marine Scientists
David Loosley • LAUNCH OF THE IMarEST MARINE SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY In 2012, a global consultation on Marine Science Skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) was carried out by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in association with other prominent learned...
March 21st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST | Read More

London and Istanbul among sites for Deutsche Post-DHL protests

The ITF HQ’s in London 19 March 2013 – On March 26 union members and supporters around the world will be showing their support for the families of workers at logistics giant DHL in Turkey who have faced dismissal and aggression by the company. Among the sites for the DHL Families’ Day will...
March 20th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Budget delivers some positives for freight forwarders

Budget delivers some positives for freight  forwarders
Peter Quantrill London – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news from today’s budget that the 3p  increase in fuel duty planned for September this year will not go  ahead.   Peter Quantrill, Director General of the trade  association for UK freight forwarding...
March 20th, 2013 | Associations, News, Politics and Government | Read More

ICS chairman calls for economic sustainability

ICS chairman calls for economic sustainability
Masamichi Morooka Stringent measures to reduce shipping’s impact on the environment need to also be economically sustainable, warns the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Speaking at this week’s Connecticut Maritime Association event in USA, Mr Masamichi Morooka told delegates:...
March 19th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

UK freight forwarders count on Chancellor to deliver on Wednesday

London – The trade association for  UK freight forwarders says that this week’s budget must be a business-focussed  budget if the Chancellor is to be taken seriously about getting the UK economy  moving again. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has  said its members are...
March 19th, 2013 | Associations, Aviation, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Iberia unions face down Walsh

Commenting on the deal reached by Spanish unions with Iberia that has headed off the need for a third wave of strikes, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho said: “We are glad to see the airline accept the phased restructuring deal that was on offer...
March 18th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Disputes, ITF, Strikes | Read More

ITF sounds aviation ‘flags of convenience’ warning

ITF sounds aviation ‘flags of convenience’ warning
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is to deliver a warning about the growth of ‘flags of convenience’ in aviation to the sixth ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Air Transport Conference in Montreal, which begins on Sunday.       ITF...
March 15th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, News | Read More

IUA calls for reform to reinsurance regulations in Brazil

IUA calls for reform to reinsurance regulations in Brazil
Dave Matcham Opening up of market would help infrastructure projects like 2016 Olympics       The success of the Rio 2016 Olympics may be economically linked to reform of the Brazilian reinsurance industry, IUA Chief Executive Dave Matcham has stated at a seminar in Rio de Janeiro.       Addressing...
March 15th, 2013 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

Tentative deal reached for longshoremen at Port of New York

 14 March 2013 – The local agreement covers the Port of New York The ITF is reacting with cautious optimism to news that a tentative six-year labour agreement has been reached for workers at the Port of New York.  ITF-affiliated union the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA), which...
March 14th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IBF press statement: Non Seafarers Work Clause

14 March 2013 – The IBF High Level Officers meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden on 12 of March 2013, considered, inter alia,   the industrial dispute at the US West Coast which has led to a lockout of dock workers supporting a lawful action by the ITF affiliated ILWU. Both parties agreed a joint...
March 14th, 2013 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

9th COA Flexitank Meeting

9th COA Flexitank Meeting
London, Thursday 23 May 2013 – The Container Owners Association is pleased to announce that its 9th Flexitank Meeting will take place in London on Thursday 23 May 2013.  Conference sessions will focus on: ·        Update on the development of an International Standard (Publicly Available...
March 13th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping | Read More

German workers take job loss protests to Vodafone HQ

Protestors against job cuts demonstrate outside Vodafone’s global HQ in London  12 March 2013 – German workers whose jobs are under threat after a takeover by Vodafone, together with supporters from the ITF and UK unions RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers), CWU (Communication...
March 12th, 2013 | IT and Communications, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Fisheries union leaders plan to drive up industry standards

Fisheries union leaders plan to drive up industry standards
Discussions during the fisheries conference  12 March 2013 – European and Latin American fisheries union leaders gathered in Argentina after the ITF fisheries section committee (FSC) for the first bilateral meeting since forming the joint ITF/IUF Cooperation.  In addition, the inaugural meeting...
March 12th, 2013 | Fisheries, ITF, Oceanology | Read More

IMCA publishes guidance on RADius relative positioning system

IMCA publishes guidance on RADius relative positioning system
Jane Bugler The development of dynamic positioning (DP) systems has grown over the past 35 years, with reliable and robust methods of positioning essential for safe vessel operations at offshore installations. This growth has in turn stimulated the development of DP position measurement sensors which...
March 11th, 2013 | Associations, Books, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

Russia is open for business at NEVA 2013

Russia is open for business at NEVA 2013
A view of a  previous NEVA exhibition Organised by UK-based Dolphin Exhibitions at the Lenexpo exhibition complex, NEVA 2013 is expected to attract more than 870 exhibitors from over 55countries seeking to broaden trading ties with Russia. It will also feature a wide-ranging conference and seminar programme...
March 11th, 2013 | Associations, Energy, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Trade and Commerce | Read More

110th IMarEST President looks back on his year in office

• IMarEST aims to double in size by 2017 In a matter of days the term of office of the 110th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) will come to an end, when Malcolm Vincent CEng CMarEng FIMarEST hands over the reins of office to his successor, Andreas Chrysostomou,...
March 11th, 2013 | IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

International Women’s Day: 60 seconds with Mairead Dawson

International Women’s Day: 60 seconds with Mairead Dawson
Maired Dawson Fri 08 Mar 2013 –  On International Women’s Day we talk to Mairead Dawson, senior underwriter at ACE Global Markets about her fascinating career. As Ace Global Market’s Energy underwriting manager, Mairead Dawson has worked her way up the ranks in one of the industry’s more...
March 8th, 2013 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

International labour organisations’ public statement on UNCSW 57 negotiations

The ITF HQ’s in London 8 March 2013 – Trade union representatives attending the United Nations’ 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 57) in New York have issued the following public statement. ITF women’s coordinator Alison McGarry explained: “We...
March 8th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, ITF, Organisations, UN | Read More

IWEF in Istanbul, Turkey 2-4 May 2013

IWEF – International Women Entrepreneurs Forum, to be held in Istanbul on 2nd – 4th May 2013 at Istanbul, Turkey. IWEF will bring together participants from 81 countries around the globe and 81 cities from Turkey. International Women Entrepreneurs Forum is designed for entrepreneurs, professionals,...
March 8th, 2013 | Associations | Read More

Watchkeeper: Remembering who the customers are

It is a truth which is so manifestly obvious that it scarcely needs spelling out, that the “customer is always right”. Common sense might also suggest that if you wish to have a healthy and productive relationship with a customer, you do not put obstacles in his way, making it hard for him to do...
March 8th, 2013 | BIMCO | Read More

RMT tube runaway verdict response

Bob Crow 7 March 2013 – The Old Bailey in London has fined three transport companies £100, 000 each after a runaway train came within 2, 000ft (600m) of crashing into a packed tube train on 13 August 2010.  A maintenance wagon broke free from an empty passenger train which was towing it and was...
March 7th, 2013 | ITF, Legal, Rail | Read More

Unions express sadness over Chavez’s death

Unions express sadness over Chavez’s death
  Hugo Chavez 7 March 2013 – Worldwide commemoration for Hugo Chavez Unions across Latin America and worldwide have expressed their sadness over the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on 5 March.  Among the tributes were those from the Venezuelan Federation of Railway Workers and Unite...
March 7th, 2013 | ITF, News | Read More

Konecranes wins record order for container handling equipment from Indonesian terminal operator

Konecranes wins record order for container handling equipment from Indonesian terminal operator   PEMA – Port Equipment Manufacturers Association – Mar 07, 2013 15:24 CET Konecranes has signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator...
March 7th, 2013 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Global agreement on trade facilitation will spearhead economic recovery and safeguard jobs

International agreement on trade facilitation can spearhead a sustainable, long-term recovery in the global economy, says the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG). It says an agreement among World Trade Organization (WTO) members would represent a tangible outcome from the stalled Doha Round of trade...
March 7th, 2013 | Associations, Aviation, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA alerts members to scrap metal export risks

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – is alerting its members and the international trading community of a possible consequence from the crackdown on the UK scrap metal trade after a warning from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) about suspicious locations...
March 7th, 2013 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Environment, Maritime Fraud, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More