Tuesday, April 18, 2023

ITF Secures Over $1 Million for Abandoned Seafarers in Singapore and Australia

The ITF says the two cases show the differences in how port states handle crew abandonment Thirteen Filipino seafarers have returned home after being stranded

April 18, 2023
Total Views: 3537

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Unions Grill Maersk Over Labor Issues

Trade unions representing employees and contractors at Maersk gathered in Copenhagen this week to raise concerns about labor issues with management at the

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 2112

Friday, March 24, 2023
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How National Maritime Policies Can Secure Supply Chains and Protect the Climate

A new ITF report reveals the importance of robust national maritime policies in mitigating supply chain disruptions and promoting environmental responsibility.

March 24, 2023
Total Views: 716

Friday, March 17, 2023

International Inspectors Put ‘Worst Flags’ in the Crosshairs

ITF targets the four worst flags in bid to scrap unsafe shipping from Mediterranean Sea. Inspectors from the International Transport Workers’ Federation

March 17, 2023
Total Views: 3401

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Seafarers Seize Cargo Ship Over Unpaid Wages

Four seafarers have seized a cargo ship in Senegal amid a dispute with the shipowner over unpaid wages. The seafarers are being backed by the International

February 7, 2023
Total Views: 14622

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Crew ‘Feared for Their Safety’ During Transpacific Voyage on ‘Unseaworthy’ Containership

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Crew onboard the Zim Iberia have written to their crewing agents asking for redeployment after they claim

December 13, 2022
Total Views: 26371

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
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Industry-Union Pact to Continue Work Post Pandemic

Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue their working relationship

December 7, 2022
Total Views: 565

Friday, August 19, 2022

Amid Crew Change Crisis, ITF Inspectors Recovered $37 Million in Unpaid Wages to Seafarers in 2021

As if the pandemic hasn’t created enough problems for seafarers. Try also not getting paid. The International Transport Workers’ Federation came out

August 19, 2022
Total Views: 1138

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

ITF Says Inspectors Denied Welfare Checks of P&O Ferries Replacement Crew at Dover Port

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said its inspectors were denied the ability to conduct welfare checks for replacement crew members

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 6825

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Unions Slam P&O Ferries’ Abrupt ‘Mass Sacking’ of Seafarers

Maritime unions are condemning today’s abrupt announcement by ferry operator P&O Ferries, owned by Dubai-based DP World, that it has sacked 800

March 17, 2022
Total Views: 4008

Monday, September 20, 2021

ITF: If Done Right, Zero-Carbon Industries Can Be Big Opportunity for Workers, Including Seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is backing a zero-carbon emissions target for shipping by 2050, saying that the energy transition

September 20, 2021
Total Views: 745

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Bourbon Rhode Survivor Secures ‘Substantial Compensation’ Over 2019 Shipwreck

A surviving crew member of the lost offshore tug Bourbon Rhode has secured ‘substantial compensation’ for the ordeal, the International Transport

September 20, 2021
Total Views: 3858

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding

Now one year since the Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling for the immediate release and

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1668

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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ITF Flags Concerns Over Repatriation of Deceased Seafarers’ Bodies

Concerns are mounting amid shocking revelations that ports are increasingly refusing to repatriate deceased seafarers’ bodies under the the guise of

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3777

Monday, June 7, 2021

Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said today it helped seafarers recover nearly $45 million in owed wages last year while cases of ship

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 9124

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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UN Bodies Call for Seafarers and Aviation Workers to Be Given Priority Access to Vaccines

As the world watched the Ever Given salvage over the last week, the heads of five UN organizations joined together in a call for maritime and air transport

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1587

Friday, May 24, 2019
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Maritime News

ITF Urges Canada to Halt Lashing on St. Lawrence River After Man Overboard Fatality

The International Transport Workers Federation is calling on Transport Canada to ban foreign-crew from undertaking lashing work while vessels are underway on

May 24, 2019
Total Views: 71

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Maritime News

ITF Blames BHP for Starving Crew in Australia

The International Transport Workers’ Federation is accusing coal mining giant BHP of starving the crew of a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland,

February 13, 2019
Total Views: 23

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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ITF: Fatigue of Panama Canal Tugboat Captains is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Fatigue of Panama Canal tugboat poses a major threat to safety in the operation of the canal’s Neopanamax locks, according to a new independent study

December 6, 2018
Total Views: 128

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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ITF: CSL Australia Underpaying Foreign Crew of Bahamas-Flagged Vessel Operating in Australian Waters

An Australian shipping company has been accused of underpaying foreign crew aboard a Bahamas-flagged vessel operating in Australian waters on domestic routes.

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 48