ITF: Seafarers Win New Connectivity Guarantees in MLC

ITF: Seafarers Win New Connectivity Guarantees in MLC
May 16, 2022 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/itf-seafarers-win-new-connect...

In the latest meeting of the Maritime Labor Convention's Special Tripartite Committee (STC), delegates agreed to create a right to connectivity for seafarers, including internet access.

Shipping industry adopts amendments to Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) to improve seafarers’ conditions

Shipping industry adopts amendments to Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) to improve seafarers’ conditions
Press release | 16 May 2022 https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_845144/lang-...

Drawing from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to improve the living and working conditions of seafarers.

March 2022: Sea-based workers' remittances increased by 1.3% to $573 million from $566 million a year ago

Remittances jump 3.2% in March
Keisha B. Ta-asan May 17, 2022 https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2022/05/17/448839/remittances-j...

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MONEY SENT HOME by overseas Filipinos rose by 3.2% in March, reflecting improved economic conditions in many host countries as pandemic restrictions eased.

Migrant workers--some Pinoys-- ‘exploited and beaten’ on UK fishing boats

Migrant workers ‘exploited and beaten’ on UK fishing boats
Karen McVeigh 17 May 2022 https://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/may/17/migrant-workers-exploited...

Report tells of 20-hour shifts for £3.50 an hour, racism and sexual abuse under cover of transit visa loophole

China: Shipbuilders to witness fast growth on soaring demand

Shipbuilders to witness fast growth on soaring demand
ZHONG NAN | China Daily | 2022-05-17 http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202205/17/WS6282fbf0a310fd2b29e5d19a.html

Global push in reducing CO2 brings more orders for even greener vessels

Simplify and standardise to support seafarers

Simplify and standardise to support seafarers
Gary Howard | May 17, 2022 https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/crewing/simplify-and-standardise-suppo...

New technologies and regulations have the potential to improve safety and seafarer’s lives, but the industry must keep an eye on crew workloads. /b>

Empowering Women in Shipping: The Route to Achieving Gender Equality

Empowering Women in Shipping: The Route to Achieving Gender Equality
17/05/2022 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/empowering-women-in-shipping-the-ro...

Elpi Petraki, Operations, Chartering and Business Development Manager at ENEA Management, and President of WISTA Hellas, says it is vital that the industry works together to empower women working in shipping and eliminate gender inequality.

Russia’s isolation deepens as shipping lines make final port calls

Russia’s isolation deepens as shipping lines make final port calls
Greg Miller, May 11, 2022 https://www.freightwaves.com/news/russias-economic-isolation-deepens-as-...

Shipping lines wind down remaining services to Russia’s European ports

Russia’s ocean container imports continue to collapse as shipping lines wind down the last remnants of their services to the country’s ports.

Crew members rescued as cargo ship capsizes off Japan

Crew members rescued as cargo ship capsizes off Japan
Gary Dixon 17 May 2022 https://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/crew-members-rescued-as-cargo-...

Three elderly crew members were injured after being thrown overboard

All five seafarers onboard a capsized Japanese cargo ship have been rescued.

Protesters Block Tanker with Russian Cargo from Entering UK Port

Protesters Block Tanker with Russian Cargo from Entering UK Port
Jonathan Saul/Reuters May 16, 2022 https://gcaptain.com/protesters-block-tanker-with-russian-cargo-from-ent...

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Greenpeace protesters have blocked the entry of a Greek tanker into a southern English port due to its Russian fuel cargo with police making arrests, the green group said on Monday, drawing condemnation from the British government.

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