Sea labor market war: Filipino crews under attack?

Sea labor market war: Filipino crews under attack?
Mikhail Voytenko October 27, 2020 https://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/10/27/sea-labor-market-war-filipin...

IMEC, ITF open 300-crew Covid-19 facility in Manila

IMEC, ITF open 300-crew Covid-19 facility in Manila
Lee Hong Liang | Oct 29, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/casualty/imec-itf-open-300-crew-covid-...

The International Maritime Employer’s Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) have opened up sizable quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to accommodate up to 300 seafarers, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Reshaping the industry during the global pandemic

Reshaping the industry during the global pandemic
Lindsay James 28 October 2020 https://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/reshaping-the-industry-during-th...

Hans Eivind Siewers from DNV GL says that, beyond remote surveys, the pandemic has turbocharged the industry’s digitalisation journey by at least half a decade

Drug smuggling in commercial shipping

Drug smuggling in commercial shipping
29 October 2020 https://splash247.com/drug-smuggling-in-commercial-shipping/

With the maritime industry continually improving anti-narcotics operations around the world, traffickers are finding increasingly novel and ingenious ways of smuggling drugs. Ian Short and Sam Jones from law firm Campbell Johnston Clark explore the indirect legal and commercial consequences to shipowners and charterers arising out of delays and losses caused.

Digitalisation key to shipping industry health in Covid-19 crisis: Maersk

Digitalisation key to shipping industry health in Covid-19 crisis: Maersk
Michele Labrut | Oct 29, 2020 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/containers/digitalisation-key-shipping...

“The industry has been doing quite well during the Covid-19 crisis largely thanks to digitalisation”, said Robbert van Trooijen, senior vice president, head of Latin America and the Caribbean, AP Moller-Maersk, during the virtual conference TOC Americas 2020.

Captain of Portuguese cargo vessel arrested after collision with Greek warship

Captain of Portuguese cargo vessel arrested after collision with Greek warship
Euronews with AFP • 28/10/2020 https://www.euronews.com/2020/10/27/greek-warship-collides-with-portugue...

The captain of a Portuguese cargo ship has been arrested after colliding with a Greek warship on Tuesday.

Livestock ships twice as likely to be lost as cargo vessels

Exclusive: livestock ships twice as likely to be lost as cargo vessels
Sophie Kevany 28 Oct 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/28/exclusive-livestock-...

Billion-dollar export trade puts lives of animals and crew at greater risk of ‘total loss’ through faulty design and inexperience

Integrating a fragmented maritime industry

Integrating a fragmented maritime industry
Brenda V. Pimentel October 28, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/28/business/maritime-business/integr...

One serious attempt to integrate the maritime industry took off during President Marcos’ martial law regime through the Integrated Reorganization Plan of 1972.

The plight of maritime cadets as utility boys

The plight of maritime cadets as utility boys
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO | October 27,2020 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/347702/the-plight-of-maritime-cadets-...

The proliferation of cadets serving as utility boys is an issue that is widely known in the maritime industry but seldom addressed.

Shipping lines pressed to honor passenger rights

Shipping lines pressed to honor passenger rights
Myla Iglesias - October 27, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index.php/news_business/shipping-lines-pressed-to-...

Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) yesterday urged shipping companies to adhere to the passenger’s rights in case of cancelled, delayed or uncompleted voyages caused by the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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