Discussing social matters with social partners – Day Two of the European Shipping Week

The second day of the European Shipping week was filled with contributions by the European social partners for maritime transport – the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). The two organisations are collaborating through different perspectives (i.e. social partners of the Social Dialogue for Martitime Transport, undertaking joint EU co-funded projects) and are united in striving for a bright future of the industry.

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Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”; WCI President/CEO Michael Toohey announces retirement

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Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”

Two Bouchard tugboats had been stranded 5 miles off the coast of Sabine Pass for more than 80 days and included links to COTP orders from MSU Port Arthur to Bouchard Transportation and the Master of the Kim Bouchard and the Master of the Danielle BouchardFull Article

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Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”; Administration cuts two Navy ships from 2020 budget to help pay for border wall

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Bouchard: “We have a financial plan …”

Facing problems that include compliance with multiple Captain of the Port orders, Melville, N.Y.-based Bouchard Transportation said it is “working with financial and technical advisers to address the challenges.” Full Article

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Epilogue, tomorrow morning at breakfast time?

Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow morning (Wednesday) between 7 and 9 a.m. After 32 days at sea, and having sailed almost 16,000 miles out on the water averaging almost 21 knots, Joyon and his crew are set to shatter the record held since 2018 by the Italian crew of the trimaran Maserati skippered by Giovanni Soldini by over four days. The reference time they set was 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds.

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IDEC SPORT expected in London on Wednesday

Today brings extreme conditions for Francis Joyon – with IDEC SPORT 900 miles from the record

Less than 900 miles from the finish of the Tea Route record in London, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran continues to extend her lead over the record holder, Giovanni Soldini’s trimaran, Maserati, sailed by an Italian crew. Francis Joyon, Christophe Houdet, Bertrand Delesne, Antoine Blouet and Corentin Joyon have been managing to keep up high speeds since sailing to the south of the Azores, achieving an average of 27 knots on the direct route towards the Channel Approaches.

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