Seafarers’ perfect storm could get more interesting

Seafarers’ perfect storm could get more interesting
Richard Clayton 20 Apr 2022

New study looking at the impact of the pandemic on maritime labour market stops short. The Ukraine crisis, the multifuel future and increasing automation all suggest there is more to come

Shipping deserves a much broader analysis that brings in every element of change. Until the industry ceases to provide siloed studies, the real impact of transformation will be missed....

The seafarers’ votes and the party-list system

The seafarers’ votes and the party-list system
ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO | April 19,2022 - https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/436235/the-seafarers-votes-and-the-pa...

The number of registered voters of the sea-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) has been decreasing for the past three elections, putting again into test their impact of their sector’s votes on the party-list system.

Lacson vows protection for OFWs, seafarers

Lacson vows protection for OFWs, seafarers
April 20, 2022 https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/04/20/2175377/lacson-vows-protec...

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson guaranteed that the new law seeking to protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be properly implemented under his administration to prevent past cases of neglect and abuse from government agencies in charge of looking after their sector.

3 seafarers, who fled from ‘hell’ on Chinese vessel, return to Bacolod

3 seafarers, who fled from ‘hell’ on Chinese vessel, return to Bacolod
Carla Gomez - April 20, 2022 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1585467/3-seafarers-who-fled-from-hell-on-...

BACOLOD CITY––Three seafarers, who escaped from what they described as hell-like working conditions on a Chinese fishing vessel, returned to this city on Tuesday, April 19.

Tanker explosion kills seafarer and injures six others off Hong Kong

Tanker explosion kills seafarer and injures six others off Hong Kong
Gary Dixon 19 April 2022 https://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/tanker-explosion-kills-seafare...

A seafarer has been killed and another six crew members injured following a blast on a product tanker off Hong Kong.

Marina deactivates TWG on seafarer vaccination program

Marina deactivates TWG on seafarer vaccination program
Yashika F. Torib April 20, 2022 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/04/20/business/maritime/marina-deactiva...

South Korea seeks overseas workers to churn out giant orderbook

South Korea seeks overseas workers to churn out giant orderbook
Grant Rowles April 20, 2022 https://splash247.com/south-korea-seeks-overseas-workers-to-churn-out-gi...

Like Japan before it, South Korea’s shipbuilding sector is having to get Seoul to ease immigration rules to fill in holes in its local workforce.

‘It’s probably worse than Wuhan’: Experts warn China’s COVID-19 lockdowns will once again cripple global supply chains

‘It’s probably worse than Wuhan’: Experts warn China’s COVID-19 lockdowns will once again cripple global supply chains
Will Daniel April 19, 2022 https://fortune.com/2022/04/19/china-covid-lockdown-cripple-global-suppl...

Experts are warning China’s recent string of COVID-19 lockdowns is about to send another shock through global supply chains.

Container shipping could rebound by late April as Covid eases in China, shipping investment firm exec says

Container shipping could rebound by late April as Covid eases in China, shipping investment firm exec says
Chelsea Ong Apr 19 2022 https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/20/mandarin-shipping-on-the-outlook-for-the...

The container shipping industry could see a “very strong” pickup starting late April as the Covid situation in China eases, Tim Huxley, founder of Mandarin Shipping, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Monday.

Cause of ship fire in Cebu remains mystery

Cause of ship fire remains mystery
April 18, 2022 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1926684/cebu/local-news/cause-of-ship...

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