assign liability to Metropolitan Stevedore
as the last responsible
It held that the shipowner had a continuing duty to inspect the vessel during the stevedoring operations, even if the shipowner turned the vessel over in safe condition to the stevedore
Shipping lines benefitted from lower prices as the stevedores
reported falling unit revenues in 2016-17.
The courts placed the onus on the stevedore
to discover and remedy
While some ports around the country managed to buy labor peace with voluntary retirement plans and pay increases for stevedores
, the longshoremen at Santos blocked moves to challenge their power.
The duty to intervene requires the vessel owner to take affirmative action once cargo operations onboard the vessel have commenced, only when the vessel owner is actually aware of the dangerous condition and that the stevedore
is not reliable in remedying the dangerous condition.
This reflects increasing competition between stevedores
as they attempt to retain and/or win new shipping line customers.
Finnish forest product companies UPM-Kymmene Corporation and Stora Enso Oyj have reportedly closed some of their mills due to the ongoing stevedore
strike that has shut a majority of ports in Finland.
The Ports shall ensure that migration to the new Stevedores
& Shore Handling Scheme is done by following the statutory provisions under the existing Regulations.
Industrial action by Finnish stevedores
has reportedly shut down the Finnish ports of Kotka, Hamina, Rauma, Helsinki, Turku, Naantali, Pori, Oulu, Hanko and Kaskinen, while ports in Vaasa, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Kemi were operating normally.
To provide Stevedore
services at Liverpool Cruise Terminal (LCT) for the cruise ship season, to work with/alongside ship, transferring a variety of cargo between ship and shore, either mechanically or manually.
I am pleased TasPorts has licenced Qube Ports to operate as the stevedore
at Lady Barron under the same terms.