Maritime workers and asylum seekers: All in the same boat

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is today adding its voice to the growing opposition to the Abbott Government’s Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment Bill, which is currently before the Senate. MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said the Bill deserves to be voted down on several fronts. “It was with profound shock when we […]

Prize awarded to CMP for the Ocean Quay terminals

“We are getting quite used to awards at CMP,” said Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO at Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP). “But the one we have just received has nothing to do with service. It is for functionality and expression.” On behalf of the City of Copenhagen, its Culture and Leisure Committee awards honours to attractive buildings […]

MOL presents long service awards to Filipino Seafarers

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) group seafarer manning company Magsaysay MOL Marine held a long-service awards presentation ceremony for Filipino seafarers in Manila, followed by a gathering for seafarers’ families the next day. Awards and recognition went to seafarers with 20 years of service aboard MOL-operated vessels, and 265 people, including award recipients and their families, […]

Mersey Maritime creates industry awards

Mersey Maritime is to host an Industry Awards Dinner next March with a Ministerial presence that will bring together maritime companies and related organisations right across the Maritime, Logistics and Energy spectrum in the North West. Chris Shirling-Rooke, Acting CEO of Mersey Maritime (pictured), said: “We are delighted to launch Mersey Maritime’s Industry Awards which […]

UK government Autumn Statement is generally helpful for the shipping sector

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2014, issued yesterday (Wednesday), is generally helpful for the shipping and offshore sectors. Moore Stephens tax partner Sue Bill (pictured) said: “While there is nothing in the Autumn Statement 2014 which is of fundamental importance to the maritime sector, there are some […]

Liberia releases mandatory MLC compliance report

The Liberian Maritime Authority has just released the mandatory MLC Annual Report for 2013 confirming that Liberia’s proactive approach to enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 has resulted in an extremely low deficiency rate for Liberian-flag ships. LISCR CEO Scott Bergeron said: “Liberia has consistently led the way on MLC. It was the […]