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If you ask any observer of Philippine cruise tourism, they would likely say it’s still young and its potential still largely unrealized. While some tourists have expressed interest in going on a cruise, many more are reluctant to go on one. Their reasons vary, from the possible high cost to…

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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is finishing preparations for the 14th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City from December 3 to 7. About 700 delegates–ministers and senior officials from…

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An Asia-wide group of women engaged in the maritime sector has chosen a Filipino as its leader and another for a key post at its recent conference that dealt with the United Nations’ (UN) development goals, particularly on gender equality. During the conference held in Dili, Timor Leste, on November…

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A recent Aurecon study has found that port operators and governments need to work together to combat “the disproportionate way” in which climate change will affect ports and port-based economies. The message from the global engineering and infrastructure advisory company has come after it reviewed Jurong Port’s carbon footprint. Aurecon’s…

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The maritime industry is a key player in the growth of the Philippine economy. Thus, improving and enhancing its development is a government top priority. In order to achieve this objective, the country largely depends on both foreign investors and local business communities to funnel the funds needed to accelerate…

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BEIJING: The Chinese icebreaker Xuelong steamed south from Shanghai on Wednesday bound for Antarctica, where it will establish China’s newest base as Beijing strives to become a polar power. China is a latecomer in the race for pole position but its interest in Antarctica has grown along with its economic…

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FLORIDA: It’s time for South Florida’s annual peak cruise season, and passengers are about to be greeted with “smart” ships that offer high-tech concierge services, a re-imagined cruise terminal with a movie theater, digital avatar sailing companions and ultra-luxury voyages with butler service. Those and other perks await cruisers departing…

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As the second largest archipelagic country in the world, the Philippines has yet to fully utilize its maritime resources to spark a surge in its national economy and employment rate. One of the biggest and most recent developments in the maritime industry was the launching of the roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro)…

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Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a forum to develop and adopt blockchain applications in the logistics industry, has expanded its members with eCapital — a company that supports the maritime supply chain through funding for businesses. As a technology-powered payment services provider, eCapital is developing access to capital to streamline…

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The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) has arranged containers into a Guinness-World-Record-breaking formation during an event honoring Pagar Terminal in Singapore as it moves to consolidate terminals. PSA arranged the containers into the shape of a lion’s head with support from shipping line customers during an event. The feat used…

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