Date: September 21, 2012
From free Wi-Fi for seafarers to improved ECDIS courses, we’ve been keeping an eye on the industry’s most interesting stories. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Maersk Line’s social media strategy – Maersk Line is reviewing the company’s social media activity, reported Safety4Sea. The study is aiming to find the value of social media in different parts of the organisation and find out if the use should be changed in order to make the returns as high as possible. Maersk Line has just won two awards at the European Digital Communications Awards for securing 420,000 fans on Facebook as well as gathering significant presence on eight other platforms, in just 11 months.
Date: August 24, 2012
From seafarer rights to marine social networks, we’ve been keeping an eye on the industry’s most interesting stories. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Seafarer rights convention will come into force from August 2013 – The United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) announced that a comprehensive range of labour standards for the world’s 1.2 million merchant sailors, covering decent working conditions and health and safety issues, is now set to go into effect. It will come into force next year, following the ratification of the Maritime Labor Convention by Russia and the Philippines. A total of thirty states have now given the deal the go-ahead, reported Lloyd’s List this week. This means that in a year’s time, seafarers working on the majority of the world’s shipping will have their rights ensured by the new Convention.
Date: June 29, 2012
Doris Ho is no stranger to the training and career needs of seafarers. As chief executive officer of Magsaysay Group, one of the world’s largest manning agents, she is been intimately connected with provision of sea staff to some of the world’s biggest shipping lines.
It’s a position that brings a rare insight into the current conditions and future development of the seafaring career – and ties in to Admiralty’s interest in skilling and retaining a generation of mariners to power the transition to digital navigation.
Date: April 13, 2012
We’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news.
The story dominating the news agenda this week is the Titanic centenary. The sinking of the Titanic was a catalyst for major reforms to maritime safety including the fundamental International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
Date: June 9, 2010
News from Posidonia tends to be driven by the big players and one of the biggest is classification society Lloyd’s Register. Chief executive Richard Sadler once again addressed a very personal project – the need for a co-ordinated voice for the shipping industry.
The shipping industry needs a single voice to be better represented at international level, he said because the alternative is not just ignorance but the direct threat of regional regulation, fashioned by those without an understanding of shipping’s unique role.