Settle P24M unliquidated cash advances, PCG told

The Commission on Audit (CoA) has ordered active and separated officers of the Philippin e Coast Guard (PCG) to immediately settle or refund their unliquidated cash advances totaling more than P24 million or face sanctions. In a report released over the weekend, the CoA also revealed that the Coast Guard may have wasted P26 million […]

Posted by: on Jun 25, 2018 read more

‘Majority of retired seafarers end up broke’

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EVEN as the seafaring industry provides one of the best compensation for its workers, majority or more than 50 percent of Filipino seafarers do not live a good or comfortable life or even ended up broke after retirement because of lack of career planning. Capt. Gaudencio Morales, president, Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP) disclosed […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

PH firm Shiptek sees $4-T logistics market

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Shiptek Solutions Corp., a software development company sees better prospect in digital logistics, as the global shipping and logistics market will reach $4.1 trillion this year. Shiptek Founder and CEO Eugenio Ynion, Jr. said shipping and logistics market will reach $4 trillion or $4.1 trillion because the economies in the world are growing. He said […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

DoH bares P8.1-B anomalous project

THE Department of Health (DoH) said it has uncovered anomalies in the multi-billion peso Barangay Health Station (BHS) project of the previous administration. The P8.1-billion project was supposed to build 5,700 barangay (village) health stations to ensure the access of barangay residents to primary care, using public elementary schools as base stations. “Heads will roll. […]

Posted by: on Jun 19, 2018 read more

Aklan State University, DOST collaborate to develop wave-powered vessel

The development of an environment-friendly vessel which has the ability to harness energy from ocean waves and improve the country’s maritime industry will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The P76-million project is the brainchild of shipyard owner Engr. Jonathan Salvador and will be implemented by the Aklan State University with […]

Posted by: on Jun 13, 2018 read more

Building ships–for whom and why

The shipbuilding and ship repair industry has always been considered a major maritime sector of Maritime Philippines. Rightly so with the hundreds of islands which need to be linked in this archipelago and maritime transport remains the most practical mode of moving people and goods in terms of cost and volume. Ships primarily carry the […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2018 read more

PCG renders assistance to six local fishermen rescued by a passing foreign vessel along Mindoro strait

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  PCG: PCG rendered assistance to six Filipino fishermen who were successfully rescued by a passing foreign vessel, KSL Seoul along Mindoro strait where they were sighted along with their capsized wooden fishing boat identified as Sister Reds with aqua blue hull yesterday, June 09.  Reports revealed that the distressed fishing boat Sister Reds was […]

Posted by: on Jun 11, 2018 read more

Social Media boost PH search and rescue ops

A key player and stakeholder in ensuring maritime safety, the Philippine Coastguard (PCG) is aided by social media in accomplishing the day-to-day tasks that prevent maritime disasters. The Philippine Coast Guard is social media savvy In a qualitative survey released to the officers of the PCG in April 2018, respondents stated that they used social […]

Posted by: on Jun 08, 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

Wind power to help decarbonize shipping

The shipping industry is exploring the use of wind power to help protect the environment. However, while shipping companies abroad can afford to do so, the Philippine shipping industry must first focus on upgrading its ships. In addition, wind powered ships may not be as feasible in the country due to the lack of wind […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2018 read more

Maritime Philippines in international shipping

Last week I participated in the Round Table Discussions (RTD) for international shipping convened by the National Coast Watch Council (NCWC) and the Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP) and where I had the rare chance of meeting Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, erstwhile Philippine envoy to Spain and now International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ambassador. As envoy to […]

Posted by: on Jun 08, 2018 read more

Bimco launches maritime reporting model

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco) formally launched last week the Maritime Reporting Model (MRM) for ship masters that reportedly reduces the administrative workload associated with port calls by eighty percent. Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, Bimco president and CEO of dry bulk shipping company Common Progress says, “using one documents for all transactions reduces substantially the […]

Posted by: on Jun 08, 2018 read more

‘Mergers, tie-ups give seafarers hope’

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When shipping took a down turn in 2008, one of the hardest hit was the containerization industry. Its recovery was excruciatingly slow and even a decade after the global economic crisis, shipping is still suffering as a result of over tonnage and over building from prior years. Ships are still being sold and companies are […]

Posted by: on May 29, 2018 read more

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Remains in the Red

Lower charter rates pushed Navig8 Chemical Tankers deeper into loss in the first quarter of this year. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the company reported net loss of USD USD 4.2 million, compared to a net loss of USD 1.2 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier. As explained, the […]

Posted by: on May 14, 2018 read more

Oil Spill Now Larger Than Paris Ravages Indonesian Island, 5 Dead

A satellite image dated April 1 shows the extent of area that is covered with crude oil from an undersea pipe leakage in Balikpapan Bay.Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency / BNPB.   An oil spill in Borneo that began over the past weekend has now spread across an area greater than the city of Paris […]

Posted by: on Apr 22, 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