Thursday, 31 March 2016
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Shore crane collapsed over container ship Zhong Hai 016 during cargo handling operations at Huangshi Port on Yangtze River. The crane was offloading containers from the vessel, when the arm of a crane subsided and the whole facility fell over the ship. The crane operator fell from 20 meters height and suffered severe and life-threatening injuries. The port authorities dispatched medical team and ambulance immediately and transported the injured men to the hospital. The container carrier Zhong Hai 016 also suffered sufficient damages, but fortunately there were no injured people from the crew. The ship will return in operations just after repair and full inspection for seaworthiness.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. Also the port will be inspected if all the safety regulations were followed during cargo handling operations.
The container ship Zhong Hai 016 is operated by China Shipping and during the accident the vessel was on voyage from Huangshi Port to Shanghai.
Author: Svilen Petrov
Monday, 28 March 2016
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has carried out optimised cargo system upgrades for two 14,000 TEU container vessels owned and operated by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). The vessels have re-entered service following the upgrades, which have been designed to increase their actual payload capacity. MacGregor and CSCL have signed a letter of intent for similar modifications for five more vessels.
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Saturday, 26 March 2016
To all you employers out there thinking about out sourcing / having casual labour within your Port. This is what skilled Dockers deal with every day somewhere in the world.
Zero hours contracts do not clean this lot up.
We all believe that it will never happen to
us!!!!! this is dock work, it does and it will happen.
wage to be paid.
There is a reason, why we are proffesionals, there is a reason why we don't get killed every day... The reason is we KNOW what we are dealing with here...
So EU Troika and employers WHO think selfservicing and casual untrained Labour is the way forward, forget it.WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO KILL LABOUR, AND WE WILL NOT LET YOU KILL OUR JOBS, NEVER SURRENDER !