Crews tell their stories of resilience, missing families and not stepping on land for nearly six months as coronavirus pandemic leaves them stuck at sea
IMO stops short of naming countries placing seafarers’ lives at risk by refusing permission to disembark for medical care
Christian Ingerslev, chief executive officer at Maersk Tankers, believes it is easier to maximise value and reduce carbon footprint if vessel managers have large scale. That is much better done if partners play to their strengths
Perks include access to mental health professionals, upgraded accommodation and fitness programmes
East of the Suez Canal, crew change is an exception rather than the rule today. And the problem with that beggar-thy-neighbour attitude is that it is a frontal assault on the integrity of the very supply chain that we all rely on, and mostly so by the nations and ports that are the biggest beneficiary of shipping
New study by Seafarers Hospital Society, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Yale University identified several areas for improvement when it comes to crew health and wellbeing
An awards ceremony to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of companies and individuals in shipping during the pandemic has recognised the creation of the Seafarers International Relief Fund and the heroics of individual masters and crew
Shipping should regard the human element — at sea and shore — as a resource to be used throughout the industry. That resource needs upskilling; the initiative for that must come from seafarers themselves
‘This time is absolutely different. It has pushed minor carriers to digitalise and we’ve never seen that before … The desire to digitise is there from every part of the supply chain,’ says essDOCS chief executive Alexander Goulandris
In the first of our special London International Shipping Week daily editions of the Lloyd’s List Podcast we talk to Paddy Rodgers from the National Maritime Museum and Julian Clark from Ince, two of the driving forces behind a special awards ceremony celebrating the Unsung Heroes of shipping
It’s time for the shipping industry to speak with a single voice on the major issues, but there is still heated discussion about how that single voice should be constituted. The IMO is not a lobby organisation, Intermanager president Mark O’Neil told the opening session of London International Shipping Week
The seafarers’ union and maritime employers agreed a 3% wage rise for seafarers from next year, after three days of talks at the International Bargaining Forum. The collective pay deal covers workers on some 9,200 vessels flagged with open registries
The MPC believes it has gathered an unparalleled body of expertise that should be drawn on to protect UK maritime professional standards throughout a period of necessary transition
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