Monthly Archives: October 2018

TRUMP SIGNS BILL AUTHORIZING CONSTRUCTION OF SECOND POE-SIZED LOCK IN GREAT LAKES

24 OCT 2018 President Trump has signed into law sweeping bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal funding for a wide range of water infrastructure projects across the United States, including construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which passed the …

Read More »

CHINA IS ABOUT TO OPEN THE WORLD’S LONGEST SEA BRIDGE, AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS

23 OCT 2018 After nine years of construction and controversy, China is set to officially unveil the world’s longest sea bridge on Tuesday at a ceremony in Hong Kong. At more than 34 miles (54 kilometres) long, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is part of a master plan to create a global science and technology …

Read More »

ICS AND ITF PUBLISH GUIDELINES ON WELFARE ASPECTS OF THE MLC

23 OCT 2018 The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have jointly released new Guidelines for implementing the Welfare aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Adopted by the International Labour Organization in 2006, the MLC aims to ensure comprehensive worldwide protection and enforcement of …

Read More »