ITF complains to Jordanian Government over Aqaba port arrests

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has contacted the government of Jordan over the arrests on Tuesday of around 150 trade unionists at the Aqaba Container Terminals facility run by APM Terminals. The port workers had begun a strike on Monday which the police action appears to have been designed to break. Strikebreakers are reportedly being […]

European Commission Vice President welcomes launch of European Shipping Week

European Transport Commissioner and Vice President of the European Commission Siim Kallas (pictured) has voiced his strong support for the launch of European Shipping Week, claiming it will help to raise the profile of shipping in Brussels “and allow for a good interaction between its multiple players and decision makers”. In a letter to Patrick […]

Rugby Legend to speak at Mersey Maritime event

Mersey Maritime’s monthly business network ‘Face-2-Face’ continues to grow from strength to strength with organisers expecting a sell out at their forthcoming November 4th event thanks to a famous guest presenter. Record-breaking former English Rugby International and RAF jet pilot Rory Underwood, who was awarded an MBE for services to rugby, now runs a successful […]

Marquis and Carver Yachts post record sales

The last six months have resulted in positive sales of Marquis and Carver Yachts, as compared to the previous year. The past 90 days being the strongest sales period, resulting in more than 46 retail sold units. “Our recent sales success is the result of our strategy of adding quality dealer partners in key big […]

Crowley christens new Ocean Class, DP2 tugboat

As part of the company’s new vessel build programme, Crowley Maritime has christened the latest of its four tugboats in the ocean class series, Ocean Sun, in Lake Charles. The ceremony yesterday (Wednesday) served to formally welcome the fourth dynamic positioning 2 (DP2) tugboat to the company’s expanded ocean towing fleet, which has been involved […]