The Council of the European Union backs European Shipping Week

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union has granted official patronage to the forthcoming European Shipping Week (ESW) which will be held in Brussels during March 2‐6, 2015. This support joins the European Parliament’s official patronage by its President, Martin Schulz, and that of the European Commission. In a letter to Patrick Verhoeven […]

East Asia action begins Monday

Teams of International Transport Workers’ Federation inspectors, along with dockers’ and seafarers’ union members, will begin the first East Asian maritime action week of 2015 on Monday across ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan. The action week will run from 26th to 30th January. The teams will check and enforce decent pay and working […]

Seafarers Awareness Week – ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’

‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’ will be the theme for this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week (20th-28th June), aiming to not only raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers but also to highlight the many career possibilities the maritime world offers young people. The focus of the campaign will be the promotion of education, training and […]

Hoegh Osaka towed to Port of Southampton

The stricken car carrier Höegh Osaka, stranded in the Solent for 19 days, was finally towed to the Port of Southampton yesterday (Thursday). The vessel, carrying millions of pounds worth of vehicles, was deliberately grounded on Bramble Bank after developing a list while on her way to Germany. A statement from owner Höegh Autonliners today, […]

UKHO launches enhanced coverage of Brazil

As Brazilian waters grow busier, many of Brazil’s port facilities are being modernised and expanded and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has produced new and updated charts and Port Approach Guides for Brazilian waters so customers of Admiralty Nautical Product & Services have access to the most up-to-date and accurate information. The upgraded Brazil […]