Tagged: Port of Tauranga

Holes in official accounts of Rena’s seaworthiness 0

Holes in official accounts of Rena’s seaworthiness

The Maritime Union has renewed calls for inspection reports on the Rena to be made public and for clarification of what a Maritime New Zealand inspection involves.

Ultimate responsibility for Rena disaster lies with the Government 7

Ultimate responsibility for Rena disaster lies with the Government

The Maritime Union says that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members.

Port merger must be driven by public interest, not commercial interests 0

Port merger must be driven by public interest, not commercial interests

The Maritime Union says that co-operation between ports and regions is vital to the future of the maritime industry and New Zealand.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the proposed merger of Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga needs to be managed as part of a national ports strategy driven by regional co-operation.

He says that the recent coastal shipping report by the Shipping Federation and the announcement of a Government review into casualization of employment showed that good work was being done on the problems faced by the maritime industry.