The BBC has taken note of the ITF’s concerns about safety on the new Panama Canal locks:
A Chinese container ship has hit a wall of the recently-widened Panama Canal, amid concerns that it has less space [...]
From Seatrade Maritime:
International Container Terminal Services Inc’s (ICTSI) Australia unit has signed a AUD398m ($300m) loan facility for the construction and development of its highly automated Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).
The financing will support the ongoing construction of VICT in Melbourne. Construction of the terminal started [...]
Statement by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on the death of Philando Castile:
ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton said: “On behalf of the five million workers we represent in 150 countries, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our union brother Philando Castile.
“Right now our thoughts are with his family and friends, [...]
West Coast dockworkers will honor an international “day of action” on Thursday, July 7th, by observing an “hour of silence” from 11am to 12 noon, in honor of workers who have died on the docks here and abroad.
The International Day of Action is being organized by the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) and the International [...]
From the San Jose Mercury News:
“Working Hands,” a photo exhibit that captures laborers at work, opens Saturday in Hayward.
The exhibit features photographs of Oakland longshoremen on the waterfront by Frank Silva and images of farm laborers and workers at a recycling plant by David Bacon.
There will be a free public reception [...]
Published on VesselFinder.com:
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is reiterating its case regarding the possible risks to safety posed by the Panama Canal’s new locks.
This latest information comes after the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) published a press release which attempted to deny the serious points of concern raised by an independent safety study [...]
KING 5 reporter Alex Rozier reported this morning from a Port of Tacoma crane with ILWU Local 23 President Dean McGrath and ILWU crane operator Mike Hartman.
McGrath pointed out that “40% of Washington jobs are based in some form or fashion to this industry, and it’s important that we all recognize [...]
From The Loadstar in the UK:
Despite the impending break-up of both the G6 and CKHYE alliances, both have announced plans to launch Asia-US east coast services, deploying neo-panamax vessels.
However, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) this week warned carriers there were increasing concerns about the safety of maneuvring larger vessels in the new [...]
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