Shipping

Australian seafarers work around the coast shipping domestic cargoes of goods, oil, ore and carrying our multi-billion LNG exports.

Shipping Resources

Fact Sheet 1

Ships perform an important strategic role in supporting Australian industry and communities - they are a critical part of transport infrastructure to support the functioning of the national economy.

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Fact Sheet 2

Seafarers are a Key Strategic Resource in Australian Supply Chains.

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Fact Sheet 3

There are Numerous ‘Real And Current’ Opportunities to Increase the Level of Australian Content in Coastal Seaborne Cargo Movement.

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Fact Sheet 4

The National Strategic Fleet Proposal – What is it?

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Fact Sheet 5

How Other Countries Support Their Domestic Shipping Industries

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Fact Sheet 6

Ships are Efficient and Competitive

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Fact Sheet 7

Shipping Costs – a Fraction of Final Product Costs

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Fact Sheet 9

The MUA 10-Point Plan to Rebuild the Australian Shipping Industry

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News

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AMSA Certificate of Medical Fitness Examinations

You may be aware that Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) has sold its work health assessment business to Sonic Health Plus, effective 2 October 2015.

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Caltex Chartered Ship Circumnavigates Australian Laws

A Caltex-chartered fuel tanker trading solely in Australian waters has been underpaying its foreign crew since the beginning of the year, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). 

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ITF Welcomes Australian Senate Inquiry into FOC Shipping

The (ITF) International Transport Workers’ Federation has welcomed the Australian Senate’s decision to launch an inquiry into Flag-of-Convenience shipping.

The Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will examine the national security, fuel security, environmental, social and economic impacts of FOC shipping and revisit the 1992 Ships of Shame Inquiry.

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The Union Presses on With its Skills and Training Agenda

Despite ongoing threats from Federal and State Governments the MUA continues to pursue a program of entrenching maritime training and skills into formal qualifications.

Newcastle Branch Secretary Glenn Williams and Jason Gough represent the union on the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) in regards to qualifications and training for Integrated Ratings and Linespeople.

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