ATI profit up 18.2% to P1.19B in first half

Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) said Monday earnings in the first half climbed 18.2 percent to P1.4 billion versus P1.19 billion in 2017, buoyed by higher cargo volumes recorded by its Manila and Batangas operations. In an issued statement, ATI said revenues also jumped 12.4 percent to P5.70 billion compared to the P5.07 billion posted a […]

Posted by: on Aug 15, 2018 read more

Blockchain to quantify garbage in dirty rivers

An environmentalist group vowed to clean up Pasig River using blockchain technology, a move that is seen to resolve garbage problems in other parts of the world. Environmentalist and entrepreneur Mariano Jose Diaz Villafuerte IV has introduced blockchain application, a distributed ledge platform (DLT) that can generate data on garbage and plastics in the rivers, […]

Posted by: on Aug 15, 2018 read more

TCPO gears crew to a safer, healthy & environment-friendly sailing

In its effort to keep its harmonious cooperation to crew members and the assurance that their fleet follows the standards with regards to safety, health and environmental protection, TCPO for the 5th year kicks-off the 2018 Safety, Health and Environmental Conference in Manila. The conference, held at the Philippine International Convention Center last June 05-06 […]

Posted by: on Aug 14, 2018 read more

Stricter regulations for PH ships eyed

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will no longer allow Philippine-registered overseas ships to sail if they are not compliant with international maritime instruments. Marina Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero issued the directive following the detention overseas of a number of Philippine-registered ships for violation of international rules on navigation. Marina Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero said that that the […]

Posted by: on Aug 14, 2018 read more

CHINA’s Continuing Seizure Over Spratlys: Uncontrollable?

We have written so much about China’s invasion in our own backyard, in our previous articles, but this one is another alarming concern. The Asia Maritim Transparency Initiative (AMTI) says the landing of a Shaanxi Y8 military plane (US equivalent of C130’s?) should be especially galling to the Philippines, which has 100 civilians and a […]

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2018 read more

One Ocean—The Country’s First VR/AR Powered Training & Assessment Center

Have you ever imagined that one day, seafarers’ and maritime students training would not consume their precious time of immersing into a training ship to get well rounded of its segments? Or trainings and assessments will be ‘techie’ as if you are playing your favorite Playstation, in the comfort of the centers you are enrolled […]

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2018 read more


Your body needs you to take care of it. If you don’t take care of it, you lose it. Like a car, your body needs to undergo periodic maintenance. Listen to the body and be mindful of what it needs. Your body is a gift, and you are entrusted to take care of it. It […]

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2018 read more


Here are some direct answers: “Nope. The trick is to keep them moving so they are in one place as short a time as possible. If someone breaks the seal and steals everything inside, that will be noticed quickly and at least the location where it occurred can be identified and watched for further theft […]

Posted by: on Aug 09, 2018 read more

Secure shipping promoted in workshop

Shipping forms the backbone of world trade, transporting around 80% of global trade by volume. No other method of mass transportation is as cost-effective or fuel-efficient. Each day, around 50,000 merchant ships deliver the things people need and want — from food, to clothes, fuel, raw materials, electronics, medication and more. The security of maritime […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

New tech chosen for ocean project

TOKYO: Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced recently, that their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing was selected for Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT)’s 2018 autonomous vessel demonstration project. Human errors account for 80% of marine accidents, and since automated and autonomous operations […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

Shipping companies worry over sulfur cap

About 70,000 ships, including hundreds of vessels in the Philippines, will be affected by the imposition of the global sulphur cap by 2020, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMO, a specialized agency of the United Nations, imposed a 2020 deadline for shipping companies to reduce the sulfur content of marine fuel to […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2018 read more

BIMCO hails PH as top supplier for Seafarer Ratings

Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) hailed the Philippines as the world’s top supplier for Ratings seafarer. This is in the midst of the looming catastrophe of losing more than 20,000 jobs for Filipino seafarers if the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) once again gave a failing grade to the Philippines for its failure to […]

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2018 read more


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Posted by: on Jul 26, 2018 read more


OSM Maritime Services Inc. has been in the manning and shipping business for 28 years and for more than two decades has attributed its success to its valuable and primary asset — its people! “IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE!  is OSM’s motto and the guiding light that governs its vision of being a long term partner […]

Posted by: on Jul 16, 2018 read more

Shipping industry bullish on investments

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Global shipping companies expect to invest more this year and next, on the back of continuous expansion of global trade. The World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts that merchandise trade will grow 4.4 percent year-on-year in 2018, after expanding 4.7 percent in 2017. Growth is forecast to reach 4.0 percent in 2019, it said. This is […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

PH receives its largest port equipment

ICTSI to boost flagship operation with new cranes International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Philippines’ leading international trading gateway, is now capable of handling the world’s largest container ships after taking delivery of three new cranes–a pair of Neo-Panamax quay cranes and a Post-Panamax quay crane–on Thursday, June […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2018 read more

Tinig ng Marino 126- MARINA Making Strides

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2018 read more

Tinig ng Marino 125- UFS Triumphs: Board Test Questions Published

Posted by: on Jan 03, 2018 read more