SRI and ITF back new book on plight of fishers

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are backing a new book on the plight of fishers that is due for publication on Thursday 30 July....
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SRI and ITF release education videos on Day of the Seafarer

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are marking the Day of the Seafarer by launching a series of short films to help seafarers understand their rights under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC)....
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Joint press release: ITF and SRI chart a course on maritime human rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) report progress being made on the urgent issue of the criminalisation of seafarers. This follows the positive reception from the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) Legal Committee to a paper co-sponsored by the ITF, the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations (IFSMA), the Comité Maritime International…...
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SRI concerns about reports of reduced resources for search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation ‘Triton’ which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place of the Italian ‘Mare Nostrum’ that is credited with saving more than 150,000 migrants in…...
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SRI Responds to Sewol Judgement

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), the international centre dedicated to advancing the rights of seafarers, has given an initial response to today’s judgement handed down in relation to the sinking of the South Korean ferry SEWOL in April of this year, with the loss of over 300 lives. In a statement, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of…...
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SRI welcomes IMO endorsement of ongoing work on fair treatment of seafarers

The Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organisation has endorsed continuing work to promote as widely as possible the application of the 2006 Guidelines on the fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident. The decision, agreed at the 101st session of the IMO Legal Committee meeting on 28 April – 2…...
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Shanghai Shipping Exchange launches two indices on Belt and Road initiative

The Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) launched on 29 July two indices to track the trade volume and freights along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (Belt and Road), which were initiated by China. One of the indices, the Belt and Road Freight Trade Index (SRFTI), i...
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Collision Report: Lookouts Weren't Looking

By MarEx 2015-07-30 00:03:32

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its report into the collision between the container ship Kota Wajar and the yacht July last year, stating ...

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No Energy for Fuel Efficiency

By Wendy Laursen 2015-07-29 23:44:19

Ambition levels for setting energy saving targets in the shipping industry are low. That’s one of the conclusions reached in DNV GL’s 2015 Energy Mana...

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DP World-Toll JV to streamline container handling

A new joint venture (JV) between DP World and Toll Logistics in Sydney, Australia could provide a container shuttle out of Port Botany and slash exports of empty boxes. The proposed 50/50 JV between Australia's biggest freight and logistics provider and its biggest stevedore announced this wee...
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Mitsubishi Pull-Out Favors Asia

By Wendy Laursen 2015-07-29 23:08:22

The Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors has decided to end production and sell its U.S. car plant in favor of Asian production.

It’s a move tha...

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