NWSSSC (Northwest Shelf Shipping Service Company Limited) has confirmed to the MUA this afternoon that they are withdrawing their proposed sale of the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel.Read more
Seafarers from across the globe are joining local maritime workers in their fight to get the Federal Government to save Australia's shipping industry.
The union movement is learning from Canadian seafarers, who fought and won a similar battle to protect local jobs.Read more
Wage theft aboard a BlueScope chartered foreign-flagged ship in Port Kembla has been exposed after intervention from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).Read more
Time is running out for the Coalition to pass its dormant coastal shipping deregulation Bill with at most six Parliamentary sitting weeks left until the next federal election, which is expected in May next year.Read more
Ian Ackerman - Sydney
August 29, 2018
LABOR stalwart Anthony Albanese has used the Ports Australia Biennial Conference 2018 in Darwin to issue a rallying cry in support of Australian coastal shipping as well as the need for maritime jobs and an Australian-flagged fleet.
Mr Albanese, the architect of the 2012 laws, spoke with the electricity of a politician who knows an opponent is foundering in the Canberra muck.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused the Turnbull Government of sitting on its hands over fuel security as the union and Devonport community commemorate three years since the departure of Tasmania’s last Australian crewed fuel tanker, the Alexander Spirit.Read more
Nappies, sanitary products and surgical masks are washing up on NSW beaches after a ship lost at least 86 shipping containers in rough seas off Newcastle.Read more
An article by Ian Ackerman - Lloyd's List DCN
INSUFFICIENT recognition is being paid to Australia’s diminishing maritime capacity, federal member for Fremantle Josh Wilson says.Read more
Esprit, a major international garment manufacturer, using the Port of Toamasina (Tamatave) in Madagascar is facing pressure to join with Levi Straus & Co and help end the exploitation of Madagascan dockworkers.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has hailed the Canadian Government’s settlement with Canadian unions over breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as a victory for common sense.Read more