Blumenthal JMK

22-April-2019

German shipowner and operator Blumenthal JMK (Bluships)’s MV Puma is being unloaded in Rotterdam. Dutch media and the FNV Havens union said dockers had refused to unload 2017 built 35K DWT MV Puma due to an ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) inspector being denied access. Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) confirmed MV Puma had arrived in the Dutch port Rotterdam on Wednesday night. Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) has not explained whether ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) inspectors were being given access to its fleet. Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) was made the subject of an ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) inspection campaign this week. The move followed the detention of the 2008 built supramax dry bulk carrier 58K DWT MV Anna-Elisabeth in Australia for breach of Maritime Labour Convention standards. Union said it wants to open a dialogue with Blumenthal JMK (Bluships)’s chief executive Matthais K Reith on improving conditions on its fleet.

16-April-2019

International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) has risen inspection operations on Germany’s one of the oldest shipping company Blumenthal JMK (Bluships). After the detention of Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) operated 2008 built supramax bulk carrier 58K DWT MV Anna Elisabeth in Australia for breach of Maritime Labour Convention standards, International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) has extended investigations for seafarers’ living conditions, standards and wages.

International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) is going to use its global network of 147 inspectors around the world to check seafarers’ standards on Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) operated bulk carriers. Previously, the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) revealed the state of food stores on Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) operated bulk carriers. Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) operated bulk carriers were examined after seafarers’ accusations.

International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) has been trying to communicate with Blumenthal JMK’s (Bluships) CEO Matthais K Reith on developing conditions on the company’s fleet and improve its business practices in line with other world-class shipping companies. Furthermore, the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) requests Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) to comply with ITF agreements.

In recent years, some responsible ship charterers have been preferring International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) certified ships during charter negotiations.

21-August-2016

Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) operated and managed panamax dry bulk carrier MV Carola arrested by Korean Rics Shipping for charter-party claim $49,580. MV Carola is owned by New Success Maritime which is a Liberian registered single ship company.

31-March-2016

Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) is selling its last capesize bulker 1994 built 149K DWT MV Martha for $6.2 million for recycling. Blumenthal JMK (Bluships) bought MV Martha as MV Arimathian for a $62 million in 2007.