Butuan City enforces strict laws, penalties on overloaded trucks


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

Subic-based Hanjin takes on occupational safety

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Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHC-Phil Inc.) recently hosted an occupational safety evaluation exercise conducted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Occupational Safety and Health Network (Asean-Oshnet). Min Hwan Choi, Hanjin’s deputy general manager for external trade, said in a statement here that the Hanjin management took great […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2015 read more

Flying boat debuts in PH waters

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Believe it or not, speed boats can now also fly in the Philippines. And this new flying boat can be easily utilized by the national and local governments in the campaign against any forms of criminalities, lawlessness, illegal fishing, logging, and especially during emergencies and natural disasters. What’s more is that its Italian makers have […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2015 read more

ICTSI names new head for MICT

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Home-bred global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has named Mohamed Ghandar as new general manager for the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). “The MICT is expected to benefit from Ghandar’s sterling experience in both the container terminal and liner shipping industries, especially his expertise in taking new terminals to a high level […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2015 read more

PH is 3rd global polluter of plastic garbage; China remains on top

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The Philippines was adjudged as the third top polluter of plastic garbage, with Indonesia and China in second and first spots, respectively, a foreign study showed. The study, published online in the journal Science, estimates that China’s heavily coastal population contributes 1.3 million to 3.5 million metric tons of plastic to the world’s oceans each […]

Posted by: on Feb 23, 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


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


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


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

Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles


Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles. Vikings living in Trøndelag, a region in the middle part of Norway, were among the first in Scandinavia to travel west. A new analysis of burial sites in Trøndelag from the year 800 […]

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 read more

Indonesia to open 400 new state-run maritime schools

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Indonesia is expanding its maritime footprint by opening up 400 new state-run maritime schools to better prepare its students wishing to run the world’s fleet. Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo has said that the government plans to reopen 400 maritime vocational schools to train students for jobs in the maritime sector. “The Coordinating Maritime Affairs […]

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 read more

West Coast ports tackle backlog after labor deal


LOS ANGELES- U.S West Coast ports will resume full operations from Saturday evening after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of, disruptions to trans-pacific that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. The agreement involving 29 ports was announced late on Friday in […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2015 read more

Death Toll Rises to at Least 70 in Bangladesh Ferry Disaster


The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday in the latest shipping mishap in the South Asian nation. The official search for more bodies by divers at the accident site was called off late Monday morning after the ferry was brought to the surface and towed to […]

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 109 – UFS Soaring High at 20

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

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

Posted by: on Sep 02, 2014 read more