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Taiwan ship with 13 Pinoy crew disappears off Atlantic

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

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

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

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

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

Nigerian seafarers being rejected by global ship employers

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

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