Now contracts are expiring for seafarers across the globe

International Transport Workers' Federation, ITF, will not extend several contracts for stranded seafarers. The most recent contract expires today, Monday. "This could mean disruption for some shipping lines and some countries," ITF's maritime coordinator tells ShippingWatch.

Seafarers arrive at Changi airport in Singapore to fly back to India after spending many months at sea. | Photo: Edgar Su/REUTERS / X90125

Tuesday will mark a cut-off date for the International Transport Workers' Federation, ITF, which represents transport workers across the globe.

Starting Tuesday, the organization will no longer extend contracts for seafarers who have for months been stranded on ships across the globe with no prospects of coming home, ITF Maritime Coordinator Jacqueline Smith tells ShippingWatch..

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