TORM signs a fleet agreement to install Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 47 product tankers

TORM, an international product tanker owner and operator based in Denmark, will retrofit 36 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems within its existing fleet and fit PureBallast 3 Ex systems on 11 newbuilds. Alfa Laval will provide large-flow ballast water treatment systems for 36 vessels between 2019 and 2024. TORM is a product tanker company […]

Posted by: on Sep 18, 2018 read more

20 maritime students vie for 2018 TOMSP

The search for the Ten Outstanding Maritime Student of the Philippines (TOMSP), an annual search for the best maritime students in the country is now open. Jo Mari Hieras, TOMSP 2018 Search Director said the TOMSP is looking for the best maritime students in academics, extracurricular and leadership engagement, and service to their community and family. Hieras, an awardee of TOMSP 2013 […]

Posted by: on Sep 13, 2018 read more

UFS upset in continuous drop of seafarers’ deployment

THE country’s known union of maritime professionals with 57,000 strong members, the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) has expressed its shock in the unceasing drop of Filipino seafarer deployment from 2016 until 2017. UFS President Engr. Nelson Ramirez, in a statement said that in December2017, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) logged 378,072 deployed sea-based workers, […]

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2018 read more

The making of a merchant marine officer

ATTY. BRENDA PIMENTEL One issue, which prominently figures in maritime discussions in this archipelago, pertains to the Filipino seafarer. One moment he is esteemed and appreciated for the considerable dollar remittances he sends back to the country, which help, prop up the economy. He offers a sense of pride to the country. At another time […]

Posted by: on Sep 11, 2018 read more


City Garden Suites, Hotel in Manila sits right in the heart of Manila as a benchmark of convenience and business-class comfort. The 142-room 3-star hotel is committed to providing perfect accommodations for business and leisure travelers seeking a home away from home at a reasonable value. Luxurious beddings, spacious rooms and suites Complimentary high-speed wireless internet […]

Posted by: on Sep 06, 2018 read more

NMP and Marina ink deal on sharing resources

With the aim of strengthening cooperation towards the development and implementation of quality training programs for seafarers in the domestic trade, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Central Office forged a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently. The agreement also hopes to attain international competitiveness as well as conduct of continuous […]

Posted by: on Sep 06, 2018 read more

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