SHIPPING RISKS HIGH AS ANTARTIC ICE MELTS IN RECORD LOW

An undated handout photo from the Australian Antarctic Division last September, 2017 as reported in one of the major dailies, shows a rough compacted Sea Ice in the Antarctic. Sea Ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year and scientists have warned the frozen continent’s unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

Asian countries secures top spots as leaders in cargo shipping

Asian countries China, Japan and Singapore have secured top spots as leaders in Cargo Shipping in the world fleet. In a report published by The Maritime Executive, Japan was placed in the second spot while China in third and Singapore was placed in fifth. Greece leads the world fleet in cargo carrying capacity with 309 […]

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The significance of ‘Magna Carta for Seafarers

An article (http:// globalnation.inquirer. net/158511/filipinoseafarers-still-fall-prey-humantraffickers) Published by the Inquirer a few months ago forcibly reminded me about the continued vulnerability of our seafarers to exploitation. The report narrated how, upon repatriation, the body of one of our seafarers was found to be missing one of his eyes, as well as his pancreas. He had been […]

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Why seamen are the most faithful husband (?)

In my previous article, “A Seaman’s life”, I emphasized that a seaman is the conservator of his family in their social and material necessities. They are the “bagong bayani” of our country and implied hero of his family. Accounting the old saying that seamen are unfaithful to their families or by-worded as “Seamanloloko”, I would […]

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PCG commissions new vessels on its 116th Founding Anniversary

  The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recently commissioned the three 44-meter Multi Role-Response Vessels and three 7m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) which came from the government of Japan in their continued support to the PCG’s thrust of maritime security in the country, in time for the commemoration of the 116th founding anniversary of […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

ITF focuses on labor violations

According to an analysis conducted by International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) an emerging pattern of labour rights violations has allegedly been found at the Philippine-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) Labor issues at ICTSI terminals are not limited to current disputes at ICTSI terminal in Madagascar and Indonesia but can be found throughout […]

Posted by: on Jan 22, 2018 read more

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