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: 2067

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: 3291

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: 2827

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: 14005

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: 9176

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: 5202

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: 18992

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: 1665

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: 16060

Monday, June 7, 2021
Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF

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: 9128

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: 3998

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: 9147

Friday, January 15, 2021
Frank Coles Resigns as Wallem Group CEO to Focus on Seafarers’ Rights

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: 3091

Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Maritime News

Governments Back Urgent Action to Facilitate Seafarer Crew Changes

A group of governments from twelve countries have come together to pledge urgent action to resolve the crew change crisis that has emerged as a result of

July 9, 2020
Total Views: 82

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Maritime News

Is English the True International Language of the Sea?

In 1988 the IMO made “Seaspeak” the international language of the sea. English is the principle language base of Seaspeak because it was the most common

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 1724

Monday, November 26, 2018
Maritime News

ILO Adopts New Minimum Monthly Wage for Seafarers

A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Union has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly wage for

November 26, 2018
Total Views: 287

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Maritime News

First Ever Manila Statement Issued on Fair Treatment of Seafarers

A meeting was held on 13 November in Manila, between senior government representatives from Asia’s leading maritime nations regarding the treatment of

November 15, 2018
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Maritime News

Study: More Than a Quarter of Seafarers Polled Reported Signs of Depression

More than a quarter of seafarers reported showing symptoms of of depression, according to a study of seafarers’ mental health presented this month during a

March 28, 2018
Total Views: 101

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Report Sounds Alarm On Future Officer Shortage

Looking into a career at sea? Your help is need now more than ever. That’s according to a new report by BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping,

May 17, 2016
Total Views: 93


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