Saturday, May 13, 2023
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Maritime News

Great Lakes Labor: Filipino Mariners Can Now Sail On Canadian Merchant Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a move to tackle an acute mariner shortage accentuated by the rapid retirement of boomers, Canada has signed an unprecedented

May 13, 2023
Total Views: 5471

Thursday, May 4, 2023
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Seafarer ‘Happiness’ Declines, Shipping Industry Urged to Prioritize Wellbeing

The first quarter of 2023 saw a decline in seafarers’ happiness levels, as reported by the latest Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI) published by The

May 4, 2023
Total Views: 5146

Friday, March 31, 2023

EU Will Continue to Recognize Filipino Seafarer Training and Certification

European Commission decision reinforces the crucial role Filipino seafarers play in global shipping and trade. The European Commission announced today that it

March 31, 2023
Total Views: 1578

Friday, March 24, 2023
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New Law Bolsters Pay Protections for Seafarers in UK Waters

In a major victory for thousands of seafarers who regularly traverse UK waters, the UK government has passed the Seafarers’ Wages Act, significantly

March 24, 2023
Total Views: 1800

Monday, August 1, 2022
seafarer on deck with a mask

Rising Optimism Lifts Seafarers’ Happiness Levels

Seafarer happiness levels are recovering after reaching a record low last quarter as optimism returns, according to the Seafarers Happiness Index report

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 993

Sunday, July 31, 2022
seafarer survey
Press Releases

World Maritime University 2022 Seafarer Survey

The IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden is calling all Seafarers who are currently working on any commercial ship, or have worked on such

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 1629

Monday, May 30, 2022
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InterManager Calls Out Shipping Industry for Under-Reporting Enclosed Space Deaths

Industry trade group InterManager is calling out the shipping industry for its “inadequate” reporting of serious and fatal accidents following the

May 30, 2022
Total Views: 1752

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: 1798

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: 9724

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: 1085

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: 2128


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: 1366

Friday, March 4, 2022
seafarer on deck with a mask
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: 3303

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: 1174

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: 2061

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: 3287

Thursday, September 30, 2021
seafarer on deck with a mask

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: 2811

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Second Officer OSC Ship
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: 13979

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: 9167

Monday, July 19, 2021
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO

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: 5186