Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seaferers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to new variants.
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Shipping has proven resilient through the pandemic but challenges of crew change and vaccine passports continue
Female seafarers share their stories of life at sea of International Women's Day 2021
Brings together data on the performance of flag States against specific criteria, including Port State Control (PSC) records, ratification of international convention and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations, and help facilitate necessary improvements in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.
The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts has 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.
The global shipping industry and welfare organisations have come together to support seafarers though the #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas campaign 2020.
Discussing the US-China tension and the impact on trade flows within SE Asia and to the US, the changes for ship financing after the passing of the ship leasing bill in Hong Kong, and China’s Belt & Road Initiative including the role of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.
ICS welcomes a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which calls for all countries around the world to designate seafarers as key workers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Third Edition
This Third Edition was withdrawn in June 2021 and replaced by Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers, Fourth Edition.
The letter calls for Bezos to use his influence and profile as the world’s leading retail entrepreneur, whose business relies upon global shipping, to take a stand for the 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea.