IMEC and the ITF have set up quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to facilitate crew changes and address concerns about quarantine quality and fake COVID-19 tests.
ITF officials have been involved in stopping a Japanese-owned car import vessel from slipping through Australian authorities’ fingers in the Port of Melbourne.
In August the Panama-flagged towing vessel ‘Diavlos Force’ left Piereus, Greece on a contract to transport a hull from a Romanian shipyard in the Black Sea to Norway.
Our industry is responsible for 90% of global trade. Historically, we have been critical to the development of national economies and global prosperity.
A great deal has changed since March when the International Chamber of Shipping first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
A ship with the desperate scrawls of a desperate crew scribbled across the hull of what had become their floating prison, as the tanker bobbed aimlessly in the warm waters of the South China Sea.
ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton said the world’s 1.65 million seafarers have been let down by the world’s governments who had allowed the crew change crisis to deepen and reach a six-month mark on World Maritime Day – 24 September 2020.
Major global businesses join the maritime industry, government, UN, and union leaders urging immediate political action on crew change crisis as the global business community points towards humanitarian crisis and global supply chain disruption.
A senior assistant to the captain of Shovket Alekperova, a tanker from Palmali company went on a hunger strike as the tanker is in the port of Turkey’s major city Istanbul since May 2020.