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Caution Required With More COVID Cases On Overseas Vessels

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 1:23 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says extra caution is needed in New Zealand ports following more cases of COVID-19 on overseas vessels. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says overseas ships have to come into New Zealand, but vigilance is required. The ... More >>

Maritime Union Of New Zealand Responds To Mandatory Vaccination Order For Port Workers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 6:05 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is supporting the Government move to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for port workers. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says the need to protect port workers and the community is the main concern for the Union. ... More >>

Crew Welfare Needs To Be Considered After Viking Bay Case

Friday, 9 July 2021, 2:42 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says problems with quarantine for sick crew members aboard the Viking Bay show processes need to be tightened up. The Viking Bay has COVID-19 positive crew members on board off Taranaki, but Port Taranaki refused permission for the ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Infected Crew Members Highlights A Weak Point In Border Security

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 2:23 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Two COVID-positive foreign crew members are self-isolating on the Spanish-flagged deep sea fishing vessel Viking Bay off the Taranaki coast. The two crew members were part of a group of nine who arrived at Auckland Airport on Monday 5 July before driving ... More >>

Port Of Tauranga Is Responsible For Worker Harm

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 5:26 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has backed calls by whistle blowers at Port of Tauranga who have come forward after suffering serious workplace injuries. Several workers spoke to Newshub after suffering chronic injuries while driving long shifts on container straddles, ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Deepening Supply Chain Crisis Requires Action

Monday, 21 June 2021, 12:31 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand is facing a deepening crisis in our maritime supply chain, which requires bold thinking and speedy action to fix. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the global COVID-19 pandemic ... More >>

Automation Project At Ports Of Auckland Requires Intervention

Friday, 18 June 2021, 5:55 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The off button on automation at Ports of Auckland has been pressed until further notice, and there needs to be answers, says the Maritime Union. On the early morning of 17 June, a software fault resulted in a container which was being carried by an ... More >>

Maritime Union Agrees With Freight Industry Concerns On Profiteering

Friday, 11 June 2021, 9:34 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has taken the unusual step of agreeing with a trucking industry boss. Mainfreight managing director Don Braid has said global shipping lines are profiteering off the fallout from COVID-19 (see link below.) Maritime Union of New ... More >>

Maritime Union Says South Island Disruption Highlights Need For Coastal Shipping

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 9:08 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says disruption in the South Island due to flooding highlights the need for a boost to New Zealand’s coastal shipping. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says coastal shipping could provide a essential ... More >>

Government Action Demanded On Offshore Crewing Dispute

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 4:54 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A major dispute over crewing of vessels operating in New Zealand’s offshore oil and gas industry has broken out. Maritime Union of New Zealand Wellington Branch Secretary Jim King says local crews in the Taranaki offshore industry have been pushed ... More >>

Ports Of Auckland CEO Resignation Right Outcome

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:18 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the resignation of Tony Gibson as CEO of Ports of Auckland Limited is the right outcome. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Mr Harrison says from the point of view of union members at the Ports, Mr Gibson’s ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Coastal Shipping Must Complement Rail And Road

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 1:58 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the Government’s announcement today of major investment in rail is a positive move, and is urging more action on coastal shipping. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the Government’s approach ... More >>

Maritime Union Says There Is No Option – Tony Gibson Must Go As Ports Of Auckland CEO

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 3:02 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is not credible, or morally acceptable, for Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson to remain in his job. Mr Gibson admitted in a press conference this week he did not know what had been going on at the port around health and safety ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Ports Of Auckland CEO To Go

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:55 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed the release of the Auckland Council commissioned report into health and safety failings at the Ports of Auckland – and says its findings mean the current CEO must be removed. Maritime Union of New Zealand National ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Ports Of Auckland Health And Safety Report Must Be Released

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 2:31 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the failure to promptly take steps to enable the public release of a health and safety report at Ports of Auckland should be the final straw for the Auckland Council. Maritime Union National Secretary Craig Harrison says the ... More >>

Maersk should be employing New Zealand seafarers for its new local service

Monday, 8 March 2021, 3:53 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says an international shipper is threatening the future of New Zealand coastal shipping by exploiting legal loopholes. Global shipping giant Maersk has announced a new service called Sirius Star which will use two overseas flagged ... More >>

Maritime Workers Welcome Statements From Mayor And Minister On Ports Of Auckland Health And Safety

Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:31 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed comments from the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff and Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety, Michael Wood, that they expect major changes at the Ports when the new Auckland Council-commissioned safety report is ... More >>

Latest Ports Of Auckland Automation Bungle Shows Project Needs To Go On Ice

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 12:04 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says Ports of Auckland needs to cut its losses and put its automation project on hold to alleviate pressure on New Zealand businesses. And if management won't, then the Auckland Council need to intervene before any more damage is done ... More >>

New Conviction For Death Shows Health And Safety Crisis In The Waterfront Industry

Monday, 1 February 2021, 5:09 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says there is a health and safety crisis in the waterfront industry, after the conviction of a stevedoring employer whose negligence led to the death of a young woman employee. Shannon Brooke Rangihuna-Kemp, 29, an ISO Limited stevedore ... More >>

COVID Threat In New Zealand Ports Has A Solution

Friday, 29 January 2021, 11:38 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The union representing seafarers and port workers says the latest case of COVID-19 in a New Zealand port is a concern, but the problem has a solution. A crew member aboard the Pan Gloris currently in the Port of Tauranga tested positive for COVID-19 ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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