IATA, ICS, IRU and ITF pen letter warning of global transport system ‘collapse’
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IRU, the world road transport organisation, IATA, the International Air Transport Association, ICS, the International Chamber of Shipping, and ITF, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, have come together to make an urgent plea to the world’s heads of government and the United Nations Agencies to remove restrictions hampering the free movement of transport workers, and guarantee and facilitate their free and safe movement.
On the first day of London International Shipping Week, the International Chamber of Shipping has published new and updated guidance to protect seafarers and shipowners against the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
These guidelines have been produced to help shipping companies choose reputable manning agencies and to ensure that seafarers are recruited in line with the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006).
This document sets out principles for providing shore leave during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The 2021 Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026.
Crew change crisis which swept the industry last year threatens to return, warns ICS chairman Esben Poulsson.
The Vaccination Roadmap framework will help countries establish vaccination hubs dedicated to seafarers across the world
Leading seafarer welfare charities and shipping industry players have launched an emergency relief fund to support seafarers and their families devastated by the rampant COVID-19 pandemic in India and other countries.
Shipowner representatives have expressed disappointment that talks to increase the minimum wage for seafarers at the International Labour Organization (ILO) have broken down