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Abusive practices of foreign shipping lines

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2020

by Andrew J. Masigan (The Philippine Star), 14 Oct 2020 For a country whose annual per capita income is $3,3484, the cost of living in the Philippines is just as expensive as it is in Poland and Hungary where per capita income is $15,595 and $17,463, respectively. Why is this?

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Worst shipping crisis in decades puts lives and trade at risk

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2020

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The world’s cruise ships can’t sail. Now, what to do with them?

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2020

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How the virus impacts shipping supply chains

Published by rudy Date posted on June 9, 2020

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Flag of convenience shipping still contributing to welfare breaches on foreign ships entering Australian ports

Published by rudy Date posted on February 2, 2020

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Philippine Navy prepares to take part of Subic shipyard

Published by rudy Date posted on July 19, 2019

US and Japanese interests also considering joint rescue bid by CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer, Jul 19, 2019 MANILA — The Philippine Navy is preparing to take over part of the Hanjin shipyard at Subic Bay to help extend a lifeline to the stricken port and ensure it is kept out of Chinese hands.

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Hanjin shipyard can become a major global port — Lopez

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2019

by Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) – Jul 15, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The 300-hectare shipyard of Hanjin Philippines may be taken over by several shipping companies that would transform it into a major global port, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a chance interview recently.

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Tsuneishi, Austal plan further expansion

Published by rudy Date posted on January 14, 2019

by Iris Gonzales, The Philippine Star, Jan 14, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Two other shipping giants operating in the Philippines are braving the rough waves of the global shipping business and are even expanding their business in the country.

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Chinese and South Korean support for shipbuilders irks Japan

Published by rudy Date posted on May 24, 2018

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Global shipping fleet braces for chaos of $60 billion fuel shock

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2017

by Firat Kayakiran, Apr 5, 2017 Little more than 2 1/2 years from now, the global fleet of merchant ships will have to reduce drastically how much sulfur their engines belch into the atmosphere. While that will do good things — like diminishing the threat of acid rain and helping asthma sufferers — there’s a…

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The global shipping industry is experiencing rough seas

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2017

The global shipping industry is experiencing rough seas pic.twitter.com/5jLu4LlU3D — The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 30, 2017

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Save our Filipinos from unsafe RoRos

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2015

If international governments are discouraging their nationals from using our inter-island fleets for local travel, should we just accept this sitting down?

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Transform ports instead of changing law

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2014

Recently, Senate President Franklin Drilon met with a group of businessmen mostly from the domestic shipping industry which included Edgardo Lacson, president of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP).

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Cebu maritime tragedy death toll up to 40, 1 more body found

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2013

Sulpicio Express Siete after mishap with MV St. Thomas Aquinas. Coastguard rescuers ride a rubber boat past the damaged bow of the Sulpicio Express 7 cargo vessel, which collided with a ferry on Friday in Talisay, Cebu in central Philippines August 17, 2013. The ferry sank after colliding with the container ship owned by a…

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Maritime safety affects economic growth

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2013

Barely had the monsoon season started in the Philippines, and a maritime disaster had already been chalked. Early last month, a passenger ferry was reported to have sunk in the early hours, about 20 km from the port of Pio Duran in Albay.

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Pirate attacks on ships on high seas soaring

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2011

LONDON: Attacks on the world’s seas are soaring as armed and dangerous pirates become increasingly emboldened, seizing more ships than before and taking even bigger risks, an international body said on Thursday. In the first six months of 2011, there were 266 piracy attacks compared with 196 incidents over the same period last year, and…

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ASEAN shipowners’ associations remain cautiously optimistic

Published by rudy Date posted on January 8, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations (FASA) remains cautiously optimistic on the shipping industry despite its recovery in 2010.

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Philippine maritime safety laws archaic, need reforms

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2010

YEAREND REPORT MANILA, Philippines—Major sea accidents had been routinely followed by high-profile congressional inquiries that bore little fruit in ensuring maritime safety in the Philippines.

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More suggestions to boost shipping industry

Published by rudy Date posted on March 22, 2010

With two recent columns dedicated to the shipping industry, one of our readers wrote some suggestions to how the shipping industry may further be developed. Bobby Tordesillas listed 10 pointers, which we are sharing with other readers:

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Marina hit for ‘misplaced’ safety measures

Published by rudy Date posted on February 22, 2010

A major seafarers’ group has scored the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) for the agency’s failure to plug loopholes in maritime safety enforcement in the Philippines, saying that most of the memorandums it has issued  were meant to put the blame for the disasters on others.

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Shipping owners set for nationwide strike

Published by rudy Date posted on February 12, 2010

CEBU, Philippines – The Visayan Association of Ferryboat and Coastwise Service Operators is supporting the planned nationwide strike by all shipping owners in protest of the several memorandum circulars issued by the Maritime Industry Authority.

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Coast Guard diver dies after retrieving body

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A seasoned diver of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sacrificed his life yesterday afternoon while helping in the retrieval of the remains trapped inside the sunken ferry M/V Catalyn B.

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Recent ship mishaps caused by human error, says DoTC chief

Published by rudy Date posted on January 8, 2010

Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza yesterday blamed the series of sea tragedies, eight of which were recorded in the past two years, to “human error.” Mendoza said such cause was traceable to lack of competent seafarers and ship maintenance crew.

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Fatal shipping accidents in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on December 28, 2009

The sinking of the ferry MV Baleno-9 near the Philippine city of Batangas, which has left at least three dead and 22 missing, is the latest in a long list of shipping accidents across the Philippines. Millions of Filipinos, many of them too poor to afford air travel, use the seas and waterways to travel…

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has warned that granting the wish of foreign shipping firms to be excluded in the cabotage law could result in the death of the local shipping

Published by rudy Date posted on August 31, 2009

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has warned that granting the wish of foreign shipping firms to be excluded in the cabotage law could result in the death of the local shipping industry, similar to what happened in Indonesia.

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RP, US forge pact on anti-sea piracy cooperation

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2009

President Arroyo on Friday (Saturday in Manila) witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Philippines and the United States on “Cooperation in Maritime Counter-Piracy, Training and Education” in Washington D.C.

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Philippines to give $20,000 to UN anti-piracy fund

Published by rudy Date posted on July 25, 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines, which provides a significant number of the world’s commercial sailors, said Saturday it would contribute $20,000 to a U.N. trust fund to support Somali security forces in their fight against piracy.

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Idling ships clog up Singapore shores

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2009

From the top of Singapore’s Equinox bar you can see the city skyline and ship after ship after ship. Singapore claims to be the busiest port in the world.

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More cargo ships laid up at Davao port

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2009

MALALAG, Davao Del Sur, Philippines—More and more cargo ships are being brought here to lay up as the country and the rest of the world suffer from a sharp decline in international cargo volume, according to the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).

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PPA @35:

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2009

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) proudly celebrates its 35th anniversary which is a milestone event and proof of what is has achieved in over three decades in the core areas of port development and port operations and administration in close partnership with its stakeholders in the maritime and shipping sector.

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