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RMT slams taxpayer support for P&O Ferries

In a response to the UK Government’s increase in taxpayer support to P&O Ferries, seafarer union RMT has demanded that the company withdraws plans for 1,100 redundancies. These are mainly planned amongst directly employed UK seafarers in Dover [Read more...]

June 15th, 2020|

Suspension updates

The Australian Government has extended its ban on cruise ships until 17th September, 2020. This decision, announced by the Australian Minister of Health, extends the ban on cruise ships capable of carrying more than 100 pax from operating [Read more...]

May 29th, 2020|

ITF aids TUI Cruises repatriation

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) affiliated seafarers’ unions have helped to repatriate the crew of TUI Cruises ‘Mein Schiff 3’ on charter flights from Germany The ITF unions were also helped by the German Government and the [Read more...]

May 29th, 2020|

Gibraltar repatriates Royal Caribbean crews

  Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has exchanged letters with Royal Caribbean’s Director of Port Services EMEA, Alessandro Carollo, following the successful repatriation of Royal Caribbean crews at Gibraltar recently. Carollo said that communities like Gibraltar are rare [Read more...]

May 29th, 2020|

More layoffs and furloughs announced

As part of cost saving measures, on 15th May, Lindblad Expeditions, furloughed about 130 employees, while 55 others  received a reduction in workload of at least 50%. Furloughed employees will continue to be provided with health care benefits [Read more...]

May 29th, 2020|

Silversea provides an operational update

In media briefings last week, Silversea's President and CEO, Roberto Martinoli (pictured) and Barbara Muckermann, Silversea Cruises Chief Marketing Officer, gave a rundown of the company’s response to COVID-19. Talking about newbuildings, they said that the 596 pax [Read more...]

May 29th, 2020|

Carnival to slash workforce

To further strengthen its liquidity, Carnival Corp and its brands are to introduce layoffs, furloughs, reduced work weeks and salary reductions across the company, including for senior management. These moves will contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in [Read more...]

May 16th, 2020|

Damen Ferries marks 20 years

Damen Shipyards Group’s ferries division has celebrated its 20th anniversary. At the start of the new millennium, Damen incorporated its activities in the waterborne public transport sector into a dedicated department. The story of the product group started [Read more...]

May 16th, 2020|

Viking Line issues update

As a result of the Finnish government’s 4th May decision to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the virus, starting 14th May Viking Line will reopen a passenger service for essential traffic. This includes travel for [Read more...]

May 16th, 2020|