Royal Dutch Shell joined forces with the International Transport Forum’s (ITF) Corporate Partnership Board to work on sustainability, decarbonization, innovative mobility and workforce diversity within the shipping industry.
The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts sent a strong message to governments that they have failed in their duty of care towards seafarers under international law during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ECSA, the ETF, the ICS and the ITF issued a joint letter to Commission President Von der Leyen, Vice President Schinas, Commissioner Johansson and Commissioner Vălean reiterating their call for the European Commission to follow up on the promise to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkation of people in distress at sea rescued by merchant vessels and their crews.
The pressure is mounting on governments to designate seafarers as key workers, with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) highlighting that the possibility of forced labour and human rights abuse is a serious challenge.
Following a concerning rise of shipowners abandoning their vessels and crew, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has helped recover more than $1.7 million in owned wages to seafarers.
With World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, ITF urges that standing up for transport workers with HIV is shipping industry’s responsibility.
As Wednesday 25 November is the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. Thus, ITF launches a 16-day campaign highlighting Gender-based violence.
Following AMSA’s decision to return to pre-COVID19 crew contracts from February 2021, ITF urge shipping industry to adopt such actions and resolve crew change crisis.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate regarding the berthing of the coal-carrying vessels in Chinese ports, as some of the seafarers have been on board for more than 20 months.
The International Maritime Employer’s Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) have created a quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to enalbe crew changes and address concerns about quarantine quality and fake COVID-19 tests.
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- Green Shipping
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- Green Shipping
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