Hanjin Subic builds 1st Philippine-made LPG carrier

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Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines Ltd. (HHIC-Phil) announced on Tuesday it has recently built the first locally made carrier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at its Redondo Peninsula facility in this free port. Christened MV Kaprijke in ceremonies here last week, the vessel is classified as a 38,405-cubic-meter tanker with a length of 180 meters, […]

Posted by: on Sep 04, 2015 read more

Marina mulls fiscal perks for domestic shipbuilders

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The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is proposing fiscal incentives for small- and medium-sized domestic shipbuilders to encourage them to produce more vessels. “We are talking with the DBP (Development Bank of the Philippines) and Land Bank (of the Philippines) to lend money to the shipbuilders so that if they have orders of new vessels, they have the […]

Posted by: on Sep 04, 2015 read more

OFW groups welcome Lina’s apology, but vow to remain ‘vigilant’

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A coalition of pro-overseas Filipino worker (OFW) groups has welcomed the public apology of Commissioner Alberto Lina over the Bureau of Customs’ plan to manually inspect balikbayan boxes supposedly to address technical smuggling. “We appreciate Commissioner Lina’s clarification before the Senate and the public at large that the OFWs were never a target, and that […]

Posted by: on Sep 04, 2015 read more

Four Cambodians Flee Cargo Ship in Philippines

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Four men returned to Cambodia on Sunday evening after escaping from a cargo ship docked in the Philippines and contacting the Cambodian Embassy in Manila last week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The men told embassy officials on Thursday that they had been abused, overworked and underpaid on the ship, the Blue Emperor […]

Posted by: on Sep 02, 2015 read more

Cardinal Shipping Lines (Albay-Catanduanes): An upstart shakes up the local shipping industry

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A new era in the local passenger shipping industry is about to unfold, with the entry of Cardinal Shipping Lines into the Albay-Catanduanes route. Using bank financing, businessman Carlito Tariman reportedly bought a used high-speed catamaran from a Korean shipping company recently and immediately took advantage of the new business climate receptive to competition. The […]

Posted by: on Sep 02, 2015 read more

As industry leaders back measure, Anti-Ambulance Chasing bill advances in Senate

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The Senate has inched closer to approving the proposed Anti-Ambulance Chasing Act, with the committee report reaching the plenary before sessions adjourned last June 9. Senator Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, acting chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, sponsored Senate Bill No. 2825 entitled An Act Protecting Seafarers and Other Workers […]

Posted by: on Aug 28, 2015 read more

NEDA now seeking LGU approval to modernize Sasa port in Davao City

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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has kicked off the process of obtaining approval from the city council for the P18.99-billion Sasa Port modernization and the P40.57-billion Davao International Airport expansion. “The authorization of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) (city council) is required under the Local Government Code before the two projects can proceed. We […]

Posted by: on Aug 28, 2015 read more

Cargo Safeway, Inc. Scuffles against Ambulance Chasing Pay off Modus

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Aequum et bonum: What is right and just Aequum et bonum is a legal Latin term that means “what is right and just” – a phrase that mostly likely describes what kind of culture that our marine industry has. There are speculations that many anomalies happen in the industry even behind closed doors. In the […]

Posted by: on Aug 27, 2015 read more

Cargo ship and tanker in collision at sea

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Two ships with Orkney connections were at the centre of a major rescue operation at the weekend, following a collision between the Streamline chartered container ship Daroja and the fuel tanker Erin Wood. At 5.10pm on Saturday Aberdeen Coastguard received a mayday call from the tanker, which had two crew on board, which had taken on water following […]

Posted by: on Sep 02, 2015 read more

Is China’s Shipbuilding Dominance Over?

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The first quarter of 2015 brought a long-awaited victory for the Korean shipbuilding industry: for the first time in three years, Korea has beaten out China in the top spot in terms of new order volume acquired. China, currently in a deep industry slump caused by weak global demand, falls to third place behind Japan. […]

Posted by: on Aug 27, 2015 read more

Panama Canal expansion prompts safety concerns: ‘ The lack of mules is something which worries tugboat captains’

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One hundred and one years ago this month, the first ship sailed through the Panama Canal which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The 77km-long (48 mile) waterway has been called one of the seven wonders of the modern world but a century after its inauguration it is now too small to take the world’s […]

Posted by: on Aug 26, 2015 read more

Tianjin blasts: Communist party insists there will be no cover-up as anger grows

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Anger and confusion is mounting in China over last week’s warehouse blast that killed 114 people in the northern city of Tianjin, with the Communist party’s official mouthpiece vowing there will be no cover-up. “The central government’s attitude is both clear and firm: there is no doubt the case will be thoroughly investigated,” the People’s Daily newspaper […]

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2015 read more

Dozens dead in explosions at Tianjin hazardous chemicals warehouse

An explosion happens in Chinas Tianjin port late Wednesday 12 August  2015. Multiple explosions killed at least 44 people and injured hundreds in the biggest port in the northern part of the country, handling shipments of metal ore, coal, automobiles and crude oil. The port, located about 160 kilometers southeast of Beijing in Tianjin municipality, has a container terminal and is near China National Offshore Oil Corp.s Tianjin FLNG, Chinas first floating liquefied natural-gas terminal. The LNG plant has a capacity of 1.059 trillion cubic feet a year, according to Bloomberg data. Total throughput at Tianjin rose 10 percent in 2014 to 445.8 million metric tons, according to Hong Kong-listed Tianjin Port Development Holdings Ltd. The port handled 110.5 million tons of metal ore, 88.9 million tons of coal and 18.7 million tons of crude oil, the equivalent of 375,000 barrels a day. The port area is also home to manufacturing facilities, including construction-equipment makers Deere & Co. and Caterpillar Inc. Deeres east campus at Tianjin had broken windows, according to an e-mail from spokesman Ken Golden. Lisa Miller, a Caterpillar spokeswoman in Peoria, Illinois, said the company had no updates on the situation in Tianjin. PetroChina Co.s 359,000 barrel-a-day Dagang refinery, the countrys fifth largest, is in the southern part of Tianjin municipality, according to Bloomberg data. Calls to the company werent immediately returned.    Photo by Imaginechina

The death toll from the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals in the Chinese port of Tianjin has climbed to 50. More than 700 people were injured and dozens were reported missing in the explosions shortly before midnight on Wednesday that demolished a workers’ dormitory, tossed shipping containers as if they were toy […]

Posted by: on Aug 14, 2015 read more

China Shipping tanker catches fire near Shanghai

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Fire kills one seafarer and injures four A China Shipping tanker carrying 29,000 tonnes of diesel caught fire on Monday afternoon in waters near Shanghai, with one seafarer killed and four injured. The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration received the incident report at 1618 hrs local time, when the 45,740 dwt Ye Chi, owned by China Shipping […]

Posted by: on Aug 07, 2015 read more

Maritime industry backing World Maritime activities

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With worldwide shortages of over 42,500 officers expected by 2019, the New Zealand maritime industry will focus firmly on education and training for “NZ Careers at Sea” to celebrate World Maritime Day (Thurs, Sept 24). A cross sector maritime industry group is organising a week of activities from September 21-27 which may include ship and […]

Posted by: on Aug 03, 2015 read more

Kayaktivists protest Shell oil drilling ship in Portland

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The fight against drilling for oil in the Arctic has come to Portland. Climate change activists kayaked to Swan Island Friday night and then again on Saturday afternoon, to protest a drilling support ship that arrived in Portland for repairs. Some also lined up on shore, waving signs with slogans like, “Shell No, Save the […]

Posted by: on Jul 27, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 113 – Sunken Ships and Sinking Dreams

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Posted by: on Aug 03, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 112 – Maritime Industry In Crisis

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Posted by: on Jun 05, 2015 read more

Tinig ng Marino 111 – Marina Makes A Bold Move

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Posted by: on Apr 06, 2015 read more