‘Autonomous ships’ have no place in Tanker sector

In the age of technological developments in autonomy, and other major trends in the maritime industry, autonomous or ‘unmanned’ ships being pushed by some shipbuilding companies have no place for the tanker sector, according to an officer of Ardmore Shipping, a company engaged in the ownership and operation of product and chemical tankers in worldwide […]

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Maersk still claims top spot as world’s largest container shipping line

Danish business conglomerate Maersk still holds the reputation as the world’s leader in container shipping after the carrier has improved its lead over MSC when its capacity was swollen by a 26.8 percent to 4.15m teu, according to the research conducted by researcher in Liner Shipping, the Alphaliner. Aside from the Danish carrier’s acquisition of […]

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Maritime stakeholders seek swift installation of MARINA administrator, deputies

Maritime stakeholders recently convened to ask for the swift installation of the vacated administrator post of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and its deputies, especially in the office of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) which governs Filipino seafarers worldwide, claiming that it can cause ‘leadership vacuum’ in the government agency tasked to oversee […]

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President Duterte launches Overseas Filipino Bank

To further cater the needs of the millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), President Rodrigo Duterte on January 18, 2018 has formally launched the Overseas Filipino Bank in Manila. The unveiling is in line with the signing of the Executive Order No. 44 in September last year directing state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines to […]

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The grim scenario of the Philippines’ domestic shipping industry

One of the problems hounding our country’s Maritime industry is that most of our domestic vessels (interisland) are not seaworthy and there are still many wooden outriggers that are still operating in the seas of the Philippines because our local shipbuilders have long been neglected, since the inter-island operation is monopolized by some giant domestic […]

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MARINE PROTECTION : MAORI STYLE

From the words of Doris Neubauer, “The indigenous population of a small island in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty is fighting the national government for the right to protect the sea around it. Tehse Maori could change history and be a model for other costal communities around the world”. Including the Philippines, this could be […]

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