New guidance available on Arrested and Detained vessels and Abandoned Seafarers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New guidance is now available to assist welfare organisations dealing with incidents of seafarers being abandoned and vessels being arrested or detained. The booklet, entitled Arrested and Detained Vessels, and Abandoned Seafarers, has been produced by ISWAN in partnership with InterManager, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) and the…

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Cabotage Laws from Around the World

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) released a multi-year study showing 91 nations have cabotage laws on their books. The report – called Cabotage Laws of the World – comes from the Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI). It provides the first comprehensive, independent analysis of worldwide maritime cabotage laws since the early 1990s. (SRI Executive Director Deirdre…

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Environment – Reducing Shipping Greenhouse Gas Emissions (port-based incentive schemes)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report reviews port-based incentive schemes to reduce shipping emissions, such as environmentally differentiated port fees. Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping currently represent around 2.6% of total global emissions, but this share could more than triple by 2050. Ports have a crucial role to play in facilitating the reduction of shipping emissions, alongside the ship operators themselves. Which incentives are…

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Zika virus: ITF releases guidelines for seafarers

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has issued an information factsheet in a bid to help seafarers around the world to protect themselves from the Zika virus. The virus, caused by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, is currently circulating in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. There have also been reported cases…

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New Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying from ICS and ITF

Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’.  The new Guidelines are developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).   These Guidelines have been launched in advance of an important International Labour Organization (ILO) Special Tripartite Committee…

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