Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Maritime News

Study Looks at the Impacts of Commercial Pressures on Shipboard Safety

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) has published a study highlighting the complex issue responsibility for shipboard safety and the implications from commercial pressures that exist in...

August 27, 2019
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

U.S. East Coast Dockworkers Agree to New Six-Year Master Contract After ‘Tough’ Negotiations

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Shippers are breathing a sigh of relief after US east and Gulf coast dock workers reached “tentative” agreement on a new six-year master contract, following...

June 7, 2018
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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U.S. Labor Enforcer Issues Complaint Against Pasha Over Construction of New Ships

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency tasked with prosecuting unfair labor practices, has issued a complaint against The Pasha Group and certain of its subsidiaries for labor...

December 5, 2017
Total Views: 34

Thursday, June 1, 2017
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Norway Union Reaches Wage Deal with Offshore Drilling Firms, Averting Strike

OSLO, June 1 (Reuters) – Norway’s biggest oil workers’ union reached a wage deal with offshore rig owners on Thursday, averting the risk of a strike that could have hit...

June 1, 2017
Total Views: 15

Friday, May 27, 2016
Maritime News

Strike at France’s Le Havre Oil Terminal Extended Until Monday

By Bate Felix PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – French CGT union members at the CIM, an oil storage and supply services company which handles about 40 percent of French crude...

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 10

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Maritime News

Port of New York and New Jersey Terminals Shut After Longshoremen Walk Off Job

By Joseph Ax and Daniel Bases NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey’s cargo terminals shut down on Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked...

January 29, 2016
Total Views: 25

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Maritime News

Norwegian Offshore Workers Threaten Strike

Some 574 Norwegian rig workers could go on strike from next Thursday, potentially reducing oil production, unless a wage settlement is reached during talks with a state appointed mediator, three labour unions said on Thursday.

June 18, 2015
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Maritime News

Standoff Over – West Coast Dockworkers Approve Five-Year Pact

West Coast dockworkers approved a five-year contract with shippers and port operators, formally ending a months-long stalemate that almost paralyzed cargo movement from November through February.

May 24, 2015
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Friday, April 3, 2015

West Coast Ports Labor Deal Wins Dockworkers Union Approval

A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday.

April 3, 2015
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Monday, February 23, 2015

West Coast Ports Revive as Dockworkers Take on Two-Month Backlog

Ports are coming back to life along the U.S. West Coast after dockworkers resolved a nine-month labor standoff, though the cargo backlog from ships waiting offshore may take eight weeks to clear.

February 23, 2015
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

West Coast Ports Deal a Relief for Trans-Pacific Trade

The dispute had reverberated throughout the U.S. economy, extending to agriculture, manufacturing, retail and transportation.

February 21, 2015
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West Coast Ports Employers, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Five-Year Contract Deal

West Coast dockworkers and their employers ended their nine-month standoff with a five-year contract deal, averting a shutdown of 29 ports that could have cost the U.S. economy $2 billion a day.

February 21, 2015
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Friday, February 20, 2015

West Coast Port Talks Said to Intensify as Labor Secretary Raises Pressure

Negotiators in the nine-month standoff at U.S. West Coast ports are ratcheting up discussions as Labor Secretary Tom Perez seeks to move talks to Washington if dockworkers and their employers can’t reach a resolution.

February 20, 2015
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

U.S. Labor Secretary Sent to West Coast to Push Port Deal

President Barack Obama is sending U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help resolve a labor dispute at West Coast ports that account for almost half of U.S. cargo.

February 15, 2015
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Maritime News

ILWU President: What Gridlock? Don’t Listen to PMA’s Bulls***!

International Longshore and Warehouse Union President Robert McEllrath has released a strongly-worded video message to the ILWU membership on the ongoing stalled contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association. In the video, McEllrath...

February 12, 2015
Total Views: 5

Monday, February 9, 2015

West Coast Port Operations Resume, More Labor Talks Scheduled

U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies suspended loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups the shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions.

February 9, 2015
Total Views: 1

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU Address Current State of Contract Negotiations

U.S. West Coast ports have been hit with unprecedented congestion over the past several months in part because of the stalled contract negations the Pacific Maritime Association, representing employers at...

February 5, 2015
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Coast Ports May Shut Down Within Days, Shippers Say

Union-led work slowdowns could shut down the 29 U.S. West Coast ports in five to 10 days, the head of the shippers’ association said, urging the union to accept a new offer that includes 3 percent raises.

February 4, 2015
Total Views: 33

Maritime News

West Coast Port Talks Hit Snag -Source

Shipping companies and terminal operators for 29 U.S. West Coast ports appeared to have hit a snag on Wednesday in protracted labor negotiations with the dockworkers' union.

February 4, 2015
Total Views: 3