Germany Does 'Pierhead Jump' Aboard MLC

MarineLink.com
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Photo courtesy of ILO

The Government of Germany registered its ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Office days before it becomes effective on 20, August 2013.

Germany becomes the 43rd ILO Member State and the 17th European country to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) , a landmark convention which constitutes the fourth pillar of the international maritime legal regime complementing key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) with decent working and living conditions for seafarers and conditions of fair competition for ship owners.

Already party to 16 ILO maritime conventions, Germany played a significant role in the successful adoption of this landmark Convention. German tripartite constituents contributed actively throughout the preparatory process in designing and developing the provisions of the Convention and Mr Dirk Lindemann, representative of German shipowners, acted as Vice-Chairperson of the Conference Committee and of the various preparatory meetings.

Germany has around 350 registered vessels totalling more than 15,3 million gross tonnage under its flag and is the third country of ownership in the world. The port of Hamburg, third largest seaport in Europe, 14th world’s largest container port and second largest European container port, is a major transportation and logistics hub for Northern Europe which provides access through its waterways to the European hinterland and plays a major role in the region’s economy, with more than 40 000 people employed directly in and around the port.

NB
The MLC, 2006 enters into force on 20 August 2013 for the first 30 ratifying countries (the 30 countries whose ratification has been registered before 20 August 2012). For countries whose ratification has been registered after 20 August 2012, the MLC, 2006 will enter into force 12 months after their ratification. Ratification by at least 30 ILO Member States representing at least 33 per cent of the world’s total gross global tonnage of shipping was required for the Convention to come into force.

 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard Remontowa and is expected to be ready before the end of June 2015.

Greece Will Sell Piraeus Port Stake in Weeks

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country's deputy prime minister told China's official Xinhua news agency,

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater view “satellites,” drone-launching pods on a sea building and unmanned ships sport submarines,

News

Gulf Bridge Express Service to End

The Gulf Bridge Express Service will shortly be terminated with the last roundtrip voyage being MV Saint Nikolaos voyage 00008S, ETA New Orleans on April 22, 2015.

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise,

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard Remontowa and is expected to be ready before the end of June 2015.

Government Update

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise,

Greece Will Sell Piraeus Port Stake in Weeks

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country's deputy prime minister told China's official Xinhua news agency,

China Maritime Silk Road to Touch India for Namesake

Chinese officials on Saturday fleshed out some details for the country's ambitious 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) project in its “one belt, one road,” action plan.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2780 sec (4 req/sec)