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At the Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum in Nantong, China, last November, attendees arrived at an agenda on tweaking ship designs to address climate problems and counter cybersecurity problems. The changes this agenda offers may impact the Philippine shipping industry. Attendees reached several agreements to redo current ship designs and to make…

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One principle in implementing any government policy is formulating it with groups that would be most affected by it. For the sake of transparency, public consultations are required before any policy is implemented to ensure stakeholders and beneficiaries’ wider appreciation and support. More often than not, though, such consultations are…

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Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered a stop to the collection of uniform rental fees from applicants of the Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book at the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), his department said. Tugade directed the maritime agency to ensure that the Marina Employees Cooperative (MEC) would halt the practice…

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Barges and tugboats will replace trucks as movers of high-value imported and export products between Manila and Cavite province once the construction of the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) is complete next month, a lawmaker said. In a recent statement, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said the move would significantly…

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In 2015, the global shipping industry’s major players joined forces in response to the adversities their sector suffered, which were mainly caused by overcapacity or excess tonnage. They turned to forging strategic alliances, such as mergers and consolidations, to survive. These business strategies aimed to strengthen the precarious standing of…

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This question was asked by the Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP) in a forum last week to express concern over the leadership vacuum at the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) after Engr. Marcial Amaro 3rd’s dismissal as its administrator. Not even one at the level of deputy administrator had been appointed…

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The International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s (ICTSI) port in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG), has begun operations using a new system that is seen as part of efforts to enhance the position of that country’s second-largest city as a gateway to the South Pacific region, the company said recently. In…

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Japanese shipping companies Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) recently announced plans with Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Chubu Electric Power to commercialize supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel to ships in the country’s Chubu region. In a joint statement, the shipping firms…

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The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) unveiled earlier this week its new logo in its bid to transform itself into a more transparent, reliable and model corporate organization. According to PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, the new logo—which the Office of the President approved through the National Historical Commission of…

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THE Philippine maritime industry has a broad range of subsectors that require the integration of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to ensure that they adhere to applicable laws, international conventions and standards.

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