Advocating for truckers is a full-time job — Taking The Hire Road

Jeremy Reymer, founder of DriverReach, is joined on this episode of Taking The Hire Road by a good friend, Gary Langston, president of the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA).

Before his current role, Langston spent 37 years at UPS, working in various capacities ranging from driver to operations roles and leadership positions, including his final job as corporate public affairs manager. 

After retiring from UPS, his retirement plans changed when he accepted the role of president at the...

No surprise at rumours of a further delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks, says UK freight association

Robert Keen

Commenting on the spate of recent media reports that the government is considering another delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on goods entering Britain from the EU, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.

Equally, in light of the suggestion that the delay might even be until new technology is in place that will enable the government to deliver on its promise to create ‘the world’s most effective border’ by 2025, the freight sector will not be...

Joint Statement of the ASA SPC 34th Interim Meeting 2022 held on 18 April 2022

The 34th Interim Meeting of ASA SPC was held online on 18 April 2022 due to precautionary measures against COVID-19. The meeting was  chaired by Mr Keiji Tomoda, Vice President of the Japanese Shipowners’  Association and participated in by 24 delegates from ASA member associations of ASEAN, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, as per the participants list attached. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 2:30 pm JST. ASA SPC members were reminded of the importance of full...

KR’s Senior Surveyor Awarded Prestigious Denny Medal

Image shows KR Senior Surveyor, HA Seungman, following the presentation of the prestigious Denny Medal.

Korean Register (KR) Senior Surveyor, HA Seungman, has been awarded the prestigious Denny Medal from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). The renowned Denny Medal is awarded to the best paper published in the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET) and the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO).  

Ha won the award for his work on the research paper...

Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry supports seafarers impacted by Ukraine crisis by facilitating the opening of bank accounts

Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister – Credit: Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

CYPRUS, 20th April 2022: The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has collaborated with the financial institutions in Cyprus to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected by the war in Ukraine.
The Seafarer Workforce Report, published in 2021 by BIMCO and ICS, reports that combined, Ukrainian and Russian seafarers represent 14.5% of the global workforce. As more Russian banks are...

Celebrating the best of the best in health, safety and wellbeing

Leading health, safety and wellbeing champions from around the world have been shortlisted for British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2022.

Hundreds of health, safety and wellbeing experts will once again gather in London on 24 June 2022 at an event to celebrate this year’s winners and find out which of them will take away the ultimate category awards.

After a two-year break caused by the Covid pandemic, the International Safety Awards 2022 will take place at the prestigious...

Michel M. Liès to succeed Denis Duverne as Chair of the Insurance Development Forum’s Steering Committee

Michel M. Liès

London, 19th April, 2022: The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Michel M. Liès as its next Steering Committee Chair with effect from 19th April 2022. The IDF is a public / private partnership led by the insurance industry and whose members include the United Nations, World Bank and other international organisations.

Michel M. Liès, who is Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and Deputy Chair of the IDF Steering Committee, will...

Seafarer lives don’t need to be risked during lifeboat drills

Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager Secretary General

Seafarers are dying needlessly in lifeboat accidents when maritime legislation doesn’t actually require vessels to be manned during drills.

InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew managers, is raising awareness of this fact by highlighting a legislative change which means that it is not necessary for crew to be onboard when lifeboats are tested.

SOLAS regulation III/ requires each lifeboat to be launched at...

J Class Svea Set To Return To Race In Europe With Swedish Syndicate

A group of successful Swedish entrepreneurs and businessmen who are all passionate about sailing, will campaign JS1 Svea and plan to start racing this summer in Europe with a mostly Swedish crew.

J Class ​Svea Set​ To Retu​rn To Ra​ce. Phot​o Credit​: J Clas​s/Studio​ Borleng​hi

Svea is under new ownership and due to be shipped from Charleston, USA to arrive in Palma in May where the new team will prepare the boat in time for June’s Palma Superyacht Cup where she is set to line up against...

Belgian shipowners reunite Ukrainian seafarers with their families

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association has opened a temporary shelter where Ukrainian seafarers can reunite with their families who are fleeing the war-torn country after it has been invaded by Russia.

Located in Hoboken, south of the city of Antwerp, the empty office building was offered for use thanks to the generosity of its owner. Through the help of Antwerp’s alderwomen Els Van Doesburg, lawyer Philippe Billiet, and numerous other volunteers, the RBSA was able to refit the property in...

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