Trade unions and container companies finalise consultations

Yesterday (Tuesday), the trade unions FNV and CNV Vakmensen, the Rotterdam container companies and the Port of Rotterdam Authority concluded consultations on employment in the container industry. The trade unions will present the outcome of the negotiations to their members with favourable advice. The most important part of the negotiation result is that the companies […]

Sailors’ Society chaplain supports Ohio crew

As their British crew mates approach their 1,000th day in captivity, the Indian and Ukrainian crew of Seamen Guard Ohio, who have also been imprisoned in India, continue to be supported by Sailors’ Society. Their vessel was engaged in an anti-piracy operation in October 2013 and travelled to Tuticorin as it was running low on […]

Container shipping rates have bottomed out and forecast to rise

Container freight rates are forecast to rise modestly over the next 18 months from the all-time lows reached recently, but this will not be sufficient to rescue the industry from substantial losses in 2016, according to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Liner shipping has had a torrid time so […]