COA questions P6.7-M Marina execs’ bonuses

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Officials and employees of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) were irregularly given anniversary bonuses in 2013, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report released yesterday. The COA had disallowed the release of P15,000 in bonuses to each official and employee. State auditors said Administrative Order No. 263 dated March 28, 1996 authorizes the granting of […]

Posted by: on Mar 12, 2015 read more

Taiwan ship with 13 Pinoy crew disappears off Atlantic

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A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew, of whom 13 are Filipino seafarers, has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water, authorities said Sunday. The “Hsiang Fu Chun,” a 700-ton squid fishing vessel, lost contact with its owners […]

Posted by: on Mar 09, 2015 read more

Subic cruises thru 2014 with record income of P1.6B

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Subic Bay Freeport has posted a record income of P1.56 billion last year, largely due to significant increases in port and tourism revenues. The nagging port congestion in Manila might have helped, too. Net income in 2014 reflected a 40-percent increase from the P1.11 billion income reported in 2013, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) […]

Posted by: on Mar 02, 2015 read more

ICTSI boosts its capacity in Manila, Subic terminals

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Home-bred global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has beefed up its operations in Manila and Subic in a bid to serve the growing volume of containers coming in and out of Luzon. In a statement over the weekend, ICTSI said it deployed four units of mobile container handling equipment at Manila International […]

Posted by: on Mar 01, 2015 read more

Butuan City enforces strict laws, penalties on overloaded trucks

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Concerned over the wanton damage of roads, especially bridges caused by overloaded trucks particularly those carrying logs, Butuan authorities have imposed strict enforcement of laws and penalties on overloading and traffic violations. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) through the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in […]

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2015 read more

Batangas port posts growth amid Manila’s congestion

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The Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) has sustained its momentum as a port alternative for the CALABARZON Region with the posting of four-digit percentage growth in cargo volume it handled in January. In a statement, the Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) said the BCT handled over 12,000 twenty-footer-equivalent units (TEUs) last month, which is equivalent to 1,200 […]

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2015 read more

Congress OKs on 3rd reading bill vs. waste dumping by ships

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A proposed measure banning the dumping of wastes into Philippine waters by ships has just hurdled third and final reading in the House of Representatives. The bill, when enacted into law, will prevent and control pollution caused by waste materials from ships. Among the prohibited acts under the bill are the discharge of oil, oily […]

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 read more

Nigerian Cadets under Scholarship in Philippines Risk Expulsion over Non-payment of School Fees

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Scores of Nigerian Cadets currently on Federal government scholarship in two maritime Universities in Phillipines are now at the risk of expulsion from the schools following non-payment of their accumulated school fees and sundry allowances. The students were among those on scholarship under the National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), as part of the core mandate […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2015 read more

Taiwan ship carrying 49 crew missing in South Atlantic; 13 Pinoys on board

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A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water, authorities said Sunday. The “Hsiang Fu Chun,” a 700-ton squid fishing vessel, lost contact with its owners “soon” after reporting that water was […]

Posted by: on Mar 09, 2015 read more

Shipping Industry Faces Shakeup as Private Equity Unwinds Bets

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As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate a restructuring of the shipping industry. Private equity invested tens of billions in global shipping after the 2008 financial crisis, but weaker Chinese demand and an over-supply […]

Posted by: on Mar 05, 2015 read more

MOL Expands Large-scale Containership Fleet -Building and Chartering Six 20,000 TEU Containerships for More Competitive Services

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries (President and CEO: Dae-young Park; Headquarters: Seoul, Korea). MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (President: […]

Posted by: on Mar 04, 2015 read more

Wärtsilä explosion proof (EX) -certified Ballast Water Management Systems ordered for new chemical tankers

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A series of eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers, currently under construction in Asia, will feature Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) each of which is certified for explosion proof (EX) requirements. This means that the BWMS units can be installed in Zone 1 hazardous areas. It is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) […]

Posted by: on Mar 04, 2015 read more

Nigerian seafarers being rejected by global ship employers

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Operators in the oil and gas sector are rejecting Nigerian certified seafarers in favour of foreign trained ones. The Secretary of the Institute of Marine Science and Technology (IMarEST), Alex Peters, who disclosed this, said the action of the oil and gas industry operators is not only depriving Nigerian trained seafarers of employment opportunities but […]

Posted by: on Feb 26, 2015 read more

Security alert innovation boosts safety at sea

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The exposure of ships, offshore energy platforms, port facilities and other commercial assets to attack by pirates has been one of the most disturbing developments in the maritime industry over the past 10 years. Although it’s difficult to calculate accurately the overall costs of piracy in terms of stolen goods, insurance premiums, freight ship re-routing, […]

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 read more

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Develops HHI Gas Management System for Fuelling LNG Carrier

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a marine engine manufacturer, announced today that it independently developed HHI Gas Management System re-liquefying boil off gas (BOG) from a membrane LNG containment tank to use it as fuel for LNG carriers. The newly developed gas treatment system, composed of an ME-GI engine, […]

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 read more

Tanker fleet installs leading-edge software

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Germany’s Chemikalien Seetransport has installed industry-leading quality and safety software across its 40-vessel tanker fleet. The ShipManager QHSE system – provided by DNV GL – supports findings and incident reporting, documentation, certificate control and safety task management. Based in Norway, DNV GL provides customers with world-leading software solutions for a variety of business-critical activities including design and […]

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 109 – UFS Soaring High at 20

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Posted by: on Nov 27, 2014 read more

Tinig ng Marino 108 – PH marks 1st Year of MLC 2006 – September – October 2014

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Posted by: on Oct 03, 2014 read more

Tinig ng Marino 107 – A Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers – July- August 2014

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Posted by: on Sep 02, 2014 read more