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Coastal Shipping Rebound Offers A Bright Future

Sunday, 19 June 2022, 1:29 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says supply chain problems will soon be relieved by the rapid scaling up of New Zealand’s coastal shipping capability. Pacifica Shipping has announced it will introduce a new container ship to the New Zealand coast to complement ... More >>

Maersk Coastal Service A Breakthrough For New Zealand Shipping

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 9:24 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union says new Maersk coastal service a breakthrough for New Zealand shipping The union representing seafarers says New Zealand coastal shipping is experiencing a once in a generation shift, with the announcement of another new coastal shipping ... More >>

Maritime Union Says Trans-Tasman Shipping Could Boost Trade And Jobs

Monday, 13 June 2022, 4:26 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the election of a Labor Government in Australia could provide potential benefits for trans-Tasman shipping. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the re-introduction of Australian and New Zealand flagged ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Ex-CEO To Be Dumped From Port Directorships

Friday, 10 June 2022, 2:19 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says it is indefensible that former CEO Tony Gibson still holds directorships with companies associated with Ports of Auckland Limited. Mr Gibson resigned as CEO of Ports of Auckland last year following widespread concerns about ... More >>

Union Vindicated As Port Abandons Automation

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 4:35 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says its longstanding opposition to automation at the Ports of Auckland has been vindicated after the project was canned. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the decision today by Ports of Auckland ... More >>

New Zealand Coastal Shipping Boost “Biggest Turnaround This Century”

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 9:10 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says successful funding outcomes for coastal shipping are a game changer for New Zealand shipping and the biggest turnaround for the industry this century. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the ... More >>

Statement On Lyttelton Port Death

Monday, 25 April 2022, 4:37 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the death of an Lyttelton port worker is the tragic loss of life of another worker and has shaken the maritime industry. A Lyttelton Port Company employee, who was a Maritime Union ... More >>

Maritime Union Statement On Auckland Port Death

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1:12 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the death of an Auckland port worker is a tragedy that will be devastating for family and workmates. A worker died this morning in a workplace accident while working at the Ports of ... More >>

Congestion Crisis Highlights Urgent Need For New Zealand Coastal Shipping

Friday, 4 March 2022, 12:03 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the developing crisis of congestion and delays is being made worse by a lack of New Zealand based coastal shipping in the freight space. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says there are multiple ... More >>

Maritime Union Supports Greater Income Security For Workers

Monday, 21 February 2022, 3:27 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is backing the Social Unemployment Insurance Scheme agreed between Government, Business New Zealand, and the Council of Trade Unions. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the scheme supports workers ... More >>

Fuel Security Campaign Meets With Government Over Concerns

Saturday, 12 February 2022, 7:17 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Joint media release by Maritime Union of New Zealand / New Zealand Merchant Service Guild / Aviation and Marine Engineers Association The campaign for fuel security met with the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Grant Robertson in Wellington yesterday to ... More >>

Stevedoring Company Broke Law Around Union Access

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:03 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Australian-owned stevedoring company ISO was breaking the law when it tried to prevent Maritime Union representatives access to its Whangarei workplace at Northport. In a 17 December 2021 finding, the Employment Relations Authority ordered ISO to comply ... More >>

New Zealand’s Fuel Security At Risk

Monday, 13 December 2021, 8:32 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand should not rely on assurances of international fuel companies about our fuel security, as the fallout from the closure of Marsden Point refinery continues. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig ... More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes New Era At Ports Of Auckland

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:24 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed the appointment of Roger Gray as Ports of Auckland CEO. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the appointment marks a new start for the troubled Port. He says after a decade of difficult and ... More >>

Ongoing Shipping Crisis Needs Clear Analysis And Immediate Action

Monday, 6 December 2021, 10:25 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the ongoing crisis in shipping and supply chains requires clear analysis and immediate action. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says new developments are worsening rather than improving New Zealand’s ... More >>

Maritime Union Welcomes New Coastal Shipping Report Priorities

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:10 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union has welcomed a new report on coastal shipping released today by Minister of Transport the Hon. Michael Wood. The Coastal Shipping Investment Approach State-of-Play report was commissioned by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, to help ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Levy To Safeguard New Zealand’s Fuel Security

Monday, 29 November 2021, 12:28 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand needs to keep its own fuel tankers on the coast to ensure fuel security, paid for by a small fuel levy. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure of Marsden Point refinery was ... More >>

Maritime Union Calls For Government Review Of Marsden Point Closure

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 3:29 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the closure of Marsden Point refinery is sending New Zealand on a high risk track at a bad time. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure is a giant step backwards for New Zealand’s energy ... More >>

Court Ruling Signals Big Changes For Shift Workers On Waterfront

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:34 am | Maritime Union of New Zealand

A new court decision means employers will be required to compensate workers for their “availability” for shifts. Maritime Union member George Lye took a case against his employer, Tauranga based stevedore ISO, over the availability clause ... More >>

Maritime Union Backs Campaign To Reduce Shipping Emissions To Net Zero

Monday, 1 November 2021, 2:26 pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing a global worker-led campaign to reduce emissions in the shipping industry to net zero by 2050. The Maritime Union is an affiliate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). The ITF is ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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