Thursday, April 14, 2022
Press Releases

Some Stranded Seafarers Escape Ukraine As Russia Continues Port Bombardment

By Emma Farge (Reuters) – Some of the estimated 1,000 seafarers trapped in Ukraine have escaped, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and

April 14, 2022
Total Views: 1773

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Seafarers Feel Unsafe Entering Russian Ports

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week the Financial Times (FT) reported that, according to estimates, 55 to 60 percent of Ukraine’s 80,000 seafarers are

March 16, 2022
Total Views: 9551

Friday, March 11, 2022

War in Ukraine Puts Shipping’s Recovery in Jeopardy

By K. Oanh Ha, Ann Koh, Devika Krishna Kumar and Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) — Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has the shipping industry bracing

March 11, 2022
Total Views: 1057

Monday, March 7, 2022

As Ukraine Evacuates Trapped Seafarers, Foreign Mariners Count Cost of War

By Jonathan Saul and Ruma Paul LONDON/DHAKA, March 7 (Reuters) – Bangladeshi seafarer Asiful Islam recalls the moment when a missile struck his cargo

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 2100


Labor Shortages at Sea and on Land as Ukraine Invasion Ripples Spread

By Alex Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Putin’s war against Ukraine will exacerbate the logistics sector’s labour shortage, as sanctions impede

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 1333

Friday, March 4, 2022
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Maritime Security Incidents

Over 1,000 Mariners Are Stranded Near Ukraine

By Ann Koh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) About 140 ships have been trapped off the coast of Ukraine, putting more than a thousand seafarers in harm’s way.

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 3196

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Sharp Drop in Labor Standards Reporting Seen as Latest ‘Casualty of the Pandemic’

The shipping industry has seen a sharp drop-off in labor standards reporting, providing further evidence that seafarer wellbeing has been an unintended

February 3, 2022
Total Views: 1166

Friday, November 19, 2021
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Sailors Venture on Land at Packed California Port as Limits Ease

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The logjam of ships waiting for a turn to unload their cargo at the U.S.’s busiest container port has left thousands

November 19, 2021
Total Views: 2034

Monday, October 18, 2021

Music, Beer, Wi-Fi At Sea: Managing Morale For Sailors Stuck At Anchor

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) Plenty of things might keep container-ship captain Markus Grote up at night while sailing across the ocean, but lately there’s

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 3259

Thursday, September 30, 2021
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It’s Time to Stop Taking Shipping and Seafarers for Granted

Today, and every September 30th, is World Maritime Day, a United Nation’s day of observance to recognize the maritime industry’s contribution to the

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 2743

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Maritime News

The Pool Of Ship Officers Is Running Dry

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers,

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 13886

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Shattered Seafarers Threaten A Global Logistics Shutdown

By Jonathan Saul and Roslan Khasawneh (Reuters) – “I’ve seen grown men cry,” says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn’t set foot on

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 9151

Monday, July 19, 2021
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Shipping Podcast Hosts A Controversial Interview With Captain John Konrad, Founder & CEO Of gCaptain

For over half a decade Lena Gothberg’s Shipping Podcast has been the most downloaded and influential podcast in the maritime industry. Produced in

July 19, 2021
Total Views: 5113

Thursday, July 8, 2021
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‘I Am Ashamed,’ Says Former Maritime CEO Frank Coles

“I am ashamed to be an executive in the maritime industry!” said Frank Coles in a recent LinkedIn post. This statement was in regard to his recent

July 8, 2021
Total Views: 18831

Monday, June 28, 2021
Maritime News

Coles Launches Seafarer “Green Channel Travel” Petition

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Frank Coles is turning into a one-man force to be reckoned with. Articles are written by the ex-group CEO at Wallem, and CEO Transas,

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1625

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Seafarers Need To Strike, Says Frank Coles

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week maritime influencer Lena Göthberg published the 165th episode of her popular Shipping Podcast, and the content was

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 16003

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: 9101

Thursday, June 3, 2021
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Drewry Sees Ship Officer Shortfall Hitting Decade-High by 2026

Shipping consultancy Drewry says the shipping industry should brace for a shortage of officers to crew the world’s commercial fleet in the coming years,

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 3982

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Negotiations Over Seafarers’ Minimum Wage Increase Break Down

Negotiations over the global minimum wage for seafarers have broken down after seafarers’ unions and shipowners failed to agree on a figure following two

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 8748

Friday, January 15, 2021

Frank Coles Resigns as Wallem Group CEO to Focus on Seafarers’ Rights

Hong Kong-based maritime tech company Wallem Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Frank Coles so he can focus his efforts on seafarers’

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 3067