I work at Ports of Auckland. I’m onsite every day as part of the stevedoring team, in the 20 years I’ve been a watersider, I’ve had just about every job there is. Lasher, straddle driver you name it.
Tagged: coastal shipping
Aotearoa-New Zealand is an island nation dependent on trade to survive. But because our coastal shipping was deregulated by the Government in the 1990’s, we now rely on multinational shipping companies to carry our...
If the Covid-19 response has taught us anything, it’s that our economy lives and dies by our supply chains and that when push comes to shove New Zealand can’t always rely on the rest of the world.
Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says New Zealand is a maritime nation but there was no leadership from central Government for the industry.
The Maritime Union is calling for a complete overhaul of New Zealand shipping policy to avoid a repeat of the Rena disaster.
The Maritime Union says it intends to make sure a Government inquiry into transport and logistics is not just about promoting privatization in the ports sector.
New Zealand maritime workers will be going up the gangway this week to check out ships flying “flags of convenience” and ensure that crew conditions, wages, and health and safety standards are up to scratch.
The rundown of New Zealand coastal shipping is threatening New Zealand’s capability to deal with the social and economic fallout from natural disasters.