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Mayor Concedes Port Of Auckland Privatisation Will Lead To Increased Costs

Monday, 11 September 2023, 1:19 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has responded to claims by the Mayor of Auckland’s office the Union is engaged in “unfounded scaremongering” about the proposed sale of the Port of Auckland. The Maritime Union released a new report last week which estimated ... More >>

New Report Shows Major Downsides To Ports Of Auckland Privatisation Scheme

Friday, 8 September 2023, 9:30 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A new report commissioned by the Maritime Union of New Zealand shows major downsides to any privatisation of operations at the Ports of Auckland. The report entitled “The costs and risks of privatising Ports of Auckland operations” draws on international ... More >>

Maritime Union Criticizes Shroud Of Secrecy Over Port Of Auckland Privatization Plan

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9:39 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is alarmed information around the proposed sale of Port of Auckland is being “cloaked and concealed.” The Chief Omsbudsman is investigating the refusal of Auckland City to release documentation around the proposed sale to ... More >>

Maritime Union Opposes Privatisation Agenda At Port Of Lyttelton

Friday, 18 August 2023, 3:51 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is warning Christchurch to “be wary” of privatisation of local assets. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says ongoing uncertainty about the future of the Port of Lyttelton is not good for the ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Confusion And Uncertainty Casting A Cloud On Future Of Ports Of Auckland

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:36 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has warned how uncertainty around new proposals for Ports of Auckland is a threat to the stability of the Auckland economy and the wider economy. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says there is growing ... More >>

Call For Tougher Regulation After Rudder Falls Off Log Ship

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 12:20 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says there needs to be a tightening up on Flag of Convenience ships coming into New Zealand waters before there is another disaster. The Panamanian flagged log ship Achilles Bulker is anchored off Mount Maunganui after its rudder ... More >>

‘Blue Highway’ Offers Solution To East Coast Transport Woes

Monday, 3 July 2023, 2:50 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says there needs to be more regular coastal shipping services to regional ports to ensure supply chain security. Ongoing problems this year following Cyclone Gabrielle have seen transport links on the east coast of the North Island ... More >>

International Report On Auckland Port Automation Shows Safety And Economic Dangers Of Privatisation Proposals

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 10:12 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A new report from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)– Lessons in failure: Automation at the Ports of Auckland – demonstrates the risks presented by any privatisation of the Ports of Auckland, says the Maritime Union of New Zealand ... More >>

Privatization Of Ports Of Auckland Would Be A Disaster For Auckland

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 1:13 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says any privatization of the Ports of Auckland would be a disaster for Auckland. The Union was responding to the upcoming release of Council commissioned reviews into the future of the ports, and media reports of the possibility of an ... More >>

Maritime Union: Aviation Fuel Problems Were Predicted

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 6:26 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Repeated problems with aviation fuel supplies highlight how badly global fuel companies have let New Zealand down, says the Maritime Union. Another bad batch of aviation fuel has resulted in shortages and rationing for flights, the third incident in a ... More >>

Seafarers Rally In Wellington To Defend New Zealand Coastal Shipping

Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 1:27 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New Zealand Wellington Branch Secretary Jim King says seafarers will be raising awareness about giant global shipping company Maersk cancelling the Coastal Connect container service which linked New Zealand ports. Two New Zealand ... More >>

Nelson Seafarers Picket Port After Maersk Dumps Coastal Shipping Service

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 4:27 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the protest was in response to the giant global shipping company Maersk cancelling the Coastal Connect container service which linked New Zealand ports. Two New Zealand crewed ... More >>

MUNZ – RMTU Joint Media Release: Port Workers Back Port Health And Safety Plan

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 6:28 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

15 March Unions representing port workers say a new port health and safety plan is a good start to making New Zealand ports safer workplaces. The Port Sector Insights Picture and Action Plan was launched at Centreport in Wellington today. The plan ... More >>

Maritime Union Urges Use Of Coastal Shipping In Emergency Relief Effort

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 5:35 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand coastal ships should be part of the relief effort to bring supplies to regions devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says there are several New Zealand flagged ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Port Worker Safety A Priority During Extreme Weather

Sunday, 12 February 2023, 8:43 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the cautious approach by the Ports of Auckland during Cyclone Gabrielle is the correct one. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says it is good Ports of Auckland has suspended operations as Cyclone Gabrielle ... More >>

Maritime Union Statement On Kaitaki Ferry Engine Failure

Monday, 30 January 2023, 7:10 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Sunday 29 January 2023 The Maritime Union says the engine failure of the interisland ferry Kaitaki on Saturday 28 January is concerning for crew aboard the ship. The ship drifted in high winds off the south coast of Wellington after losing engine ... More >>

Maritime Union Offers Thanks To Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 4:16 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has offered its thanks to Jacinda Ardern for her service to New Zealand, on her announcement she will be resigning as Prime Minister next month. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says Ms Ardern has ... More >>

Great Potential For Coastal Shipping In “green Shipping Corridors”

Thursday, 12 January 2023, 10:25 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says there is great potential for low emission coastal shipping helping New Zealand to move to a zero carbon future . The Clydebank Declaration signed by New Zealand and 21 other nations in 2021 promotes the establishment of green (zero ... More >>

Maritime Union Statement On Death Of Crew Member In Bluff

Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 2:51 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the death of a foreign crew member aboard the MSC Resilient III in South Port in Bluff today is a sad and stark reminder of how dangerous the maritime industry is. Emergency services were called to the port at around 9.15am ... More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes Fatigue Guidelines For Ports Industry

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 9:35 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed new guidelines for managing fatigue in the ports industry. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the new guidelines released yesterday are a major step forward for health and safety. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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