Shipping leaders should take note of the way recent transport strike action has occurred and been resolved as workers continue to face high inflation and stagnant wages.
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More than 250 delegates from maritime, NGOs, governments and international organisations met to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the seafarer workforce
Massive layoffs in the technology sector after a boom in pandemic growth has created a pool of talent for savvy companies to hire from.
This ICS publication is the comprehensive and definitive guide to the MLC. The revised fourth edition addresses the wide range of MLC provisions including the 2022 updates, which will enter into force in December 2024.
This test allows ship operators to demonstrate that seafarers, of any nationality, have been assessed on their ability to communicate in English – a necessity that has been given additional emphasis by the ISM Code and the revised STCW Convention.
The first full-scale survey of risk and confidence among maritime leaders, this report presents insights into the issues preoccupying key maritime decision-makers and how they are placed to manage their impact.
The European Union will have an annual target for carbon capture and storage (CCS) under a new act proposed by the European Commission last month.
The IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) regulate the training and certification of seafarers and forms the basis for standards of crew competence that are enforced worldwide. The Convention also regulates watchkeeping arrangements on board merchant ships, including watchkeepers’ minimum rest hours. The fourth edition of Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention sets out the obligations for shipping companies and includes guidance on how to ensure compliance on board.
The ICS Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping has been developed to create awareness and inspire change in the strategies, policies and practices that will enable the maritime industry to meet the needs of the diverse seafarer community. It provides descriptions and definitions; provides ways to assess the current needs of diverse communities and identify gaps in services, policies and practice; and makes suggestions on how to fill these gaps.
With planned strikes around the world and recent strike at Felixstowe port, ICS takes a look at the potential effects on maritime businesses.