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ILO 2006 Convention ratified

August 22 - The International Labour Organization's (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 came into effect on August 21, 2013 across 30 states, with other ILO member states scheduled to bring it into force over the next 12 months.

 The MLC 2006 is an international regulatory tool to provide protection at work for more than 1.5 million seafarers.
The MLC sets out seafarer's rights across a wide range of subjects; it will replace almost 70 existing conventions and regulations providing shipowners with a clear and consistent set of universal guidelines.
The convention was adopted by the ILO in 2006 and its ratification has been the result of years of hard work between the official ILO 'social partners' - the national shipowner associations coordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and seafarer trade unions organised by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF).
A panel comprising high-level representatives of seafarers, shipowners, Singapore's maritime administration and the ILO came together on August 20, 2013 to commemorate the entry of the convention. Present at the event were: Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, director, ILO Department, International Labour Organization; Capt. Robin Foo, president, Singapore Maritime Officers' Union; Daniel J S Tan, executive director, Singapore Shipping Association; Mark Lim, deputy director (shipping), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and chairman, tripartite working group on MLC.

From left to right: Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Capt. Robin Foo, Daniel Tan J S, and Mark Lim.

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Wallenius SOL to add Vaasa call

September 19 - Wallenius SOL – the joint venture of Wallenius and Swedish Orient Line (SOL) – will add Finland’s port of Vaasa to its regular liner network from November 2019.
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CLG takes flight

September 19 - CargoLogic Germany (CLG) has been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the German civil aviation authority and is ready to commence commercial operations.
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ALG members move helicopter trio

September 19 - Talk Cargo, Compass Forwarding and Pan Logistics teamed up to transport three MD 600N helicopters from Turkey to the USA.
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ABC and CLA go online

September 18 - Bookings for capacity on AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) flights can now be completed via the digital platform.
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