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News | 26 Jan 2023

Dubai ship explosion captain forced to give up home, but wins freedom thanks to ITF

The master of a ship on which a container exploded during loading at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai in July 2021 has finally been allowed home to India thanks to...

News | 25 Jan 2023

Ukraine: Solidarity Strengthened by Conflict

On the 24 February 2022, the world was shocked and saddened when the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine. While defences were mobilised, and women and children fled...

News | 16 Jan 2023 Press Release

New advisory committee launched to address major maritime issues impacting Filipino seafarers

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Shipping industry leaders form part of newly created advisory board, the ‘International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs’...

News | 19 Dec 2022

'Abandoned' livestock carrier ship to be auctioned in Victoria but stranded crew yet to receive wages

An international livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Fortune, has been arrested in Portland, Victoria by the Australian Federal Court. In the meantime, the...

News | 14 Dec 2022 Press Release

Shipping industry, unions welcome action from President Marcos Jr on key seafarer issues

JOINT ITF-ICS-IMEC MEDIA RELEASE Yesterday, global leaders from organisations representing seafarers, shipowners and other maritime employers, met with His...

News | 07 Dec 2022 Press Release

‘When it matters, shipping speaks as one’: industry-union pact to keep pandemic cooperative spirit alive

Joint Media Release Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups have come together to sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take forward...

News | 23 Nov 2022 Press Release

Free the Nigeria 26 — the seafarers who have been unfairly criminalised

Twenty-six seafarers who are held in Nigeria on charges of oil theft should be freed now, following confirmation from BP that their ship’s load was authorised,...

News | 21 Nov 2022

ITUC World Congress: P&O’s Peter Hebblethwaite wins worst boss poll

His award was announced at the 5th ITUC World Congress in Melbourne, Australia, where nearly 1,000 trade unionist from 122 countries are meeting. “First,...