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IMO okays measures mandating new ships to be more energy efficient by 2022

IMO okays measures mandating new ships to be more energy efficient by 2022

May. 23 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is pushing ahead with measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping, in line with the Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IMO’s Marine...

Dockworkers go on strike at Port of General Santos

Dockworkers go on strike at Port of General Santos

May. 22 | The Port of General Santos handles approximately 96% of domestic and international general and containerized cargo in the SOCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) area. Photo from www.asianterminals.com.ph The...

Additional guidance on IMO 2020 implementation issued

Additional guidance on IMO 2020 implementation issued

May. 22 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulfur in ships’ fuel oil, as the new sulfur cap is set to enter...

Lorenzo Shipping’s net loss narrows to P51.7M in first quarter

Lorenzo Shipping’s net loss narrows to P51.7M in first quarter

May. 21 | Image from www.lorenzoshipping.com Philippine carrier Lorenzo Shipping Corp (LSC) posted a narrowed net loss of P51.7 million in the first quarter of 2019  from the P71 million net loss it recorded in the same period in 2018, as volumes handled grew...

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

May. 20 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA) is requesting the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to exempt domestic ships from implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)...

Shipping lauds new IMO regulations to meet 2030 GHG targets

Shipping lauds new IMO regulations to meet 2030 GHG targets

May. 20 | The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said it remains confident that shipping will improve its carbon efficiency by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 2008, in line with the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) targets to reduce greenhouse...

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

May. 13 | Image by druckfuchs from Pixabay The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) is considering the closure of recently opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declaring a holiday in all member container yards (CYs) to address...

PH ports handle 6.4% more cargo volume in Q1

PH ports handle 6.4% more cargo volume in Q1

May. 13 | Cargo volume handled by Philippine ports grew 6.4% to 59.285 million metric tons (mt) in the first quarter of 2019 from 55.702 million mt in the same quarter last year as both foreign and domestic cargoes recorded improvements, data from the Philippine...

DOTr pushes upgrade of maritime industry, age cap on ships

DOTr pushes upgrade of maritime industry, age cap on ships

May. 13 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) wants the terms and policies of its modernization project for the maritime sector drafted and finalized within the year, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Tugade, in a recent dialogue...

PPA sets transfer rates for overstaying imports from Manila ports to offdock CYs

PPA sets transfer rates for overstaying imports from Manila ports to offdock CYs

May. 11 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has specified transfer rates for overstaying import cargoes from Manila South Harbor and Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to designated off-dock facilities. PPA Administrative...
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