Maritime

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One lady who is making the rounds of the country’s maritime industry today is Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, chair of the Movement for Maritime Philippines (MMP). Encouraged by the election commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to give attention to the maritime industry, Merle and the MMP are zealously promoting the adoption…

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STOCKHOLM: Maersk, the Danish container and shipping giant crippled by a global cyberattack this week, said on Thursday most of its operations were now up and running again. “We are able to accept bookings again,” the company said on its website. In addition, “the majority of our terminals are now…

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MADRID: Spain’s dock workers on Thursday called off a nationwide strike to protest at a European Union-triggered reform in the sector after reaching a deal with employers that protects jobs but lowers salaries. Some 6,000 dockers have staged work stoppages for 48-hour periods since June 5 to protest against a…

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DESPITE protests from major clients of Manila North Harbor, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved a 24-percent increase in the cargo handling tariff for the Manila North Harbour Port Inc. (MNHPI), a move that an umbrella group of consumer stakeholders said was unjustified and would lead to higher cost…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Board of Investments in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BOI-ARMM) on Thursday said the establishment of the trilateral maritime patrol (TMP) arrangement between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will boost business confidence in ARMM. “This [TMP] is an important development for the ARMM because people from…

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The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started to live stream all its bidding processes to boost the integrity and transparency of the agency’s procurement process. The PPA on Tuesday aired live the bidding for the proposed Abra De Ilog port project that involves the construction of a reinforced concrete pier,…

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Foundering is a top cause of loss in the maritime industry in South China, Indochina, Indonesia, and Philippines region, according to the Corporate & Specialty Safety and Shipping Review 2017 published this week by insurance company Allianz Global. According to the review, 23 ships were lost from January 1, 2016…

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The government needs to “accelerate the integrated development of the maritime industry in the country,” the head of planning administration for the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) said at a recent conference to roll a new roadmap for the industry. Primo Siosana, officer-in-charge of the Marina planning administration, said that for…

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Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade issued Department Order (DO) 2017-008 last June 5, directing the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) “to take over the security supervision of ports, and shipping, whether public or private, including the egress and ingress to all waterways.” The PCG was instructed to control movement of all vessels…

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Maritime insurer TT Club said that insurance claims were lower in 2016 than in 2015 despite an unstable shipping market and the bankruptcy of South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping. In a statement which did not provide specific claims figures, TT Club said its surplus and reserves grew by $5 million…

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