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News Bulletin - 3 March 2018

1. Investments, innovations and transnational co-operation needed to strengthen inland shipping

1 Mar 2018 : Enhancing inland navigation is essential to cope with constantly growing transport volumes within the Baltic Sea Region and Europe in a sustainable way. Inland navigation must be further developed as an integral part of a multimodal and sustainable transport system which takes advantage of digitalization and automation. This requires investments, innovations and intensive transnational co-operation, since 75 % of inland navigation operations are cross-border.

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2. ITF London’s lawyer, Tamara Pascual to address women members Indian maritime unions

28 Feb 2018 : London based International Transport Workers’ Federation lawyer, Ms Tamara Pascual will address women members of India’s leading maritime unions, National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) and The Maritime Union of India (MUI). These unions have jointly organized an exclusive workshop for their women members in exotic hill station of Lonavala in Maharashtra state of India. Over 100 women from all over India are expected to attend this women empowerment workshop.

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3. Armed with data, India says its seafarers are favourites worldwide

28 Feb 2018 : The number of Indian seafarers employed on Indian and foreign-flagged ships has crossed 150,000 for the first time, with 37,259 of them getting jobs in the last three years alone, according to India’s maritime administration, the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). The data on the rising number of seafarers who are “active and employed” on world merchant shipping fleet will help India prove a point against global agencies that have suggested a waning popularity of Indian seafarers among fleet owners and ship managers.

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4. Master, Chief Officer Removed from Chemical Tanker over Crew Harassment