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 can bring benefits to workers if done in the...

September 20, 2021
Total Views: 717

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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 Workers’ Federation said Monday. The sinking of the Bourbon...

September 20, 2021
Total Views: 3406

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 repatriation of its crew members who are still...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1608

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 COVID-19 pandemic measures. According to the the International Transport...

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3671

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 abandonments nearly doubled to a record high....

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 9077

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 workers to...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1568

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 the Saint Lawrence River the death of a...

May 24, 2019
Total Views: 31

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, Australia. According to a statement from...

February 13, 2019
Total Views: 17

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 released today by the International...

December 6, 2018
Total Views: 53

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. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said it...

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 15

Monday, December 11, 2017
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Maritime News

ITF: Another Worker Death Underscores ‘Atrocious Safety Record’ at Hutchison Terminal in Jakarta

Another worker has died in an accident at the Hutchison terminal in Jakarta, marking the fourth fatality in just the past 15 months at the terminal, the International Transport Workers’...

December 11, 2017
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Maritime News

ITF: Right Wing Anti-Immigration Group Dumps Ship’s Crew

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says it is assisting the crew of the vessel C Star, who have been abandoned and left unpaid by its charterers, the right-wing youth...

October 3, 2017
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
ITF Lashing Protest

Hundreds Of “Noisy and Active” ITF Protesters Swamp Unifeeder HQ

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) Dockworkers are planning a “noisy and active” protest outside the Aarhus headquarters of Europe’s largest feeder operator Unifeeder on Friday, part of a continent-wide campaign to halt the practice...

November 30, 2016
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Maritime News

ITF Warns of Privatization in Panama Canal Tugboat Fleet

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has raised its concerns over the safety of the Panama Canal’s new locks amid what it says is a growing threat of privatization within waterway operations....

October 25, 2016
Total Views: 55

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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ITF Slams North Sea Oil’s ‘Secretive Corporate Structures’

The International Transport Workers Federation is slamming offshore oil companies operating in North Sea after a report claimed that many are using a complex web of companies to move money and avoid paying...

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 4

Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Maritime News

ITF Calls Out Flags of Convenience Amid Panama Papers Leak

With the leaked Panama Papers shining a spotlight on the use offshore accounts to hide investments by of some the world’s most powerful people, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is...

April 7, 2016
Total Views: 49

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Maritime News

Maritime Unions Watching MV Portland Dispute in Australia

Maritime union groups around the world are closely monitoring a dispute over the replacement of the Australian-flagged bulk carrier MV Portland in south-eastern Australia, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. New York-based...

January 7, 2016
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

ITF Raises Concerns Over Tugboat Safety in Expanded Panama Canal Locks

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has commissioned a study into the maneuvering feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks following concerns of serious deficiencies in the fleet of...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 23

Thursday, May 21, 2015
cargo ship containers

Australia’s Plans for Domestic Shipping Risks Thousands of Jobs, ITF Warns

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed the Australian government’s plans to reform its newly-adopted cabotage laws, saying that the conservative government’s plan to deregulate its domestic shipping industry...

May 21, 2015
Total Views: 9

Monday, August 4, 2014
Maritime News

Shipping Industry Cautioned Over Ebola Outbreak

The international shipping community is being warned of the potential dangers from the unprecedented Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

August 4, 2014
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