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TAIWAN-based shipper Evergreen Line has launched a new service schedule connecting Taiwan and South Korea with the Philippines, citing increased demand for the route. The service, which was launched on November 23, connects Manila South Port and Batangas with the ports of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Incheon and Gwangyang, South Korea.…

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A Pasay City native is among the US Navy personnel serving at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor who on Wednesday will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on December 7, 1941 that drew the United States into World War II. Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Aquino, a native of Pasay and…

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has joined the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW). The PCG Commandant Rear Admiral William M. Melad launched the campaign, which carries the theme “VAW-free community starts with me,” at the PCG Headquarters in Manila on November 28. The event kicked off the…

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Brand owners and representatives from the international shipping industry have joined forces in signing a declaration of intent to prevent the maritime transport of counterfeit goods. The “Declaration of Intent to Prevent the Maritime Transport of Counterfeit Goods” was signed on Friday, November 30 in Brussels by leaders from global…

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GOVERNMENT intervention to prop up container shipping lines in the face of unprecedented low freight rates and the resulting financial losses is slowing recovery of the market, according to maritime analyst and insurer Lloyd’s List. In its daily briefing on Thursday, Lloyd’s List said that by governments’ propping up loss-making…

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BRITISH transportation giant Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership with Finland’s VTT Technical Research Center Ltd. “to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships,” according to statements from the two companies this week. The development of autonomous ships is attracting increasing attention, particularly in the Scandinavian…

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THE Philippines is urging the member nations of the Asean Ports Association (APA) to align their policies and port infrastructure improvements to take advantage of China’s Maritime Silk Road (MSR). Speaking before the delegates of the 42nd APA Main Meeting hosted by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) this week, Transport…

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THE Taiwanese government will provide up to NT$60 billion ($1.9 billion) to try to stave off a Hanjin-like collapse of its container shipping companies, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced on Tuesday. The funds will be provided in the form of a credit line with preferential, below-market interest…

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THE Port of Wellington remained partially closed as of Friday, after sustaining heavy damage in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand early on Monday. CentrePort Wellington Chief Executive Derek Nind said shortly after the quake, “We have sustained damage to buildings and the port…

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