The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today condemned an offer by a small coalition of Ukrainian trade unions to slash minimum wages for the country’s seafarers. Describing itself as the Ukrainian National Platform of Maritime Trade Unions, the new group...
On February 9 in Odessa the presentation of the national collective agreement and the Ukrainian national platform of maritime labor unions took place. The initiators of the meeting were: Maxim Slyusarevsky, the chairman of the Federation of maritime labor...
Singapore Maritime Officers' Union (SMOU), which oversees the interests of seafaring officers, will contribute $1.2 million over two years to encourage local shipping companies to provide training opportunities to seafaring cadets, says a report in the Strait Times. Local shipping...
Global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine has launched what it claims is the “world’s first affordable” telemedicine service, a move it claims could lead to annual industry-wide savings of up to $168mln. At any given time, 1.5 million seafarers are...
The South Korean shipbuilding sector could see upwards of 27,000 jobs disappear in the first half of the year, reports Korean media, citing new data from Korea Employment Information Service. The job loss represents a nearly 15 percent drop from...
The UK's Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison MP, has chaired a roundtable with maritime industry leaders, hearing of new opportunities for the sector in light of the decision to leave the EU. Representatives from across UK shipping, ports,...
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said about 146,000 new jobs will be created in the logistics industry by 2020, according to a report in the Star. The jobs would be generated with the implementation of the Logistics and Trade...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked China to dispatch sea patrols to help stop Islamic State militants from abducting sailors and attacking vessels, report local media. Duterte reportedly said the intervention of Chinese coastguard vessels could help patrolling the waters in...
The ship management association InterManager has presented the findings of its fatigue study, Project MARTHA, to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The study, undertaken together with the Warsash Maritime Academy at Southampton Solent University, relating to the growing problems posed...
The correspondent of The Maritime Telegraph had a great opportunity to talk to a great leader of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Norbert Aschmann. He shared his secrets of being successful both in the business and in the family life. MT:...
25 years ago in view of lack of centralized management of marine transport on December 11, 1991 by the decision of heads of 18 state ports of Ukraine was founded an independent organization of dockers — Association of marine...
LLC Transgreynterminal (Kernel Group Agroholding) plans to finish until the end of 2018 a construction of a grain terminal in the trade seaport of Chernomorsk. For this purpose, the company signed an agreement to a long-term lease of the territory of...
The Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi marine trade port can stop its work on transferring of cargo in one or two years. It was declared by the minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Vladimir Omelyan. "Unfortunately, the port of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is on the verge. It...

Belarus becomes a member of IMO

The Republic of Belarus officially became a member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). On November 29 was held the ceremony of delivery of documents on acceptance by the government the Convention on International Maritime Organization. The action has taken...
Wallem Ship Management delivers a full range of technical, commercial, procurement, crewing and safety services. The Company manages a large fleet of vessels of all types and employs more than 7000 seafarers worldwide.   Correspondents of The Maritime Telegraph had...
Wallem has been awarded “Hong Kong Ship Manager of the Year” at the Mission to Seafarers’ Annual charity Dinner held on November 17th in Hong Kong. In order to shortlist companies eligible for this award, seafarers on Hong Kong-flagged were surveyed...
The correspondents of the Maritime Telegraph have found very interesting information about «The Seafarer Foundation Card Program». It seems to us that it is the program of the future for the Maritime Industry including our seafarers, crew agencies and...
On November 2nd the representatives of Lemissoler Shipmanagement and company Ukrainian seagoing personnel gathered together in Odessa to celebrate the milestone 20th Anniversary of the company. The forum was opened by Svyatoslav Pavlenko, the Director of Lemissoler Ukraine, who warmly...