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Watch out for IMO SOLAS amendments, Marina tells shipowners

Watch out for IMO SOLAS amendments, Marina tells shipowners

Apr. 9 | Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has reminded all ship owners and officers of Philippine-registered vessels operating in international trade to prepare for the implementation of amendments on the International...

SC restores raps against Sulpicio exec over ship tragedy

SC restores raps against Sulpicio exec over ship tragedy

Apr. 9 | Image by succo from Pixabay The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Manila City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 5 to reinstate the criminal case for reckless imprudence against an official of domestic carrier Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) in connection...

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

Apr. 8 | Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to cooperate and put on hold their bickering over the use of airspace, even as they have also implemented the suspension of their overlapping port limits. In a joint statement by their respective transport ministers,...

PPA sets rules on transfer of overstaying cargoes at Manila ports

PPA sets rules on transfer of overstaying cargoes at Manila ports

Apr. 5 | Manila South Harbor photo courtesy of Asian Terminals Inc. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued detailed regulations involving the transfer of overstaying import shipments from Manila South Harbor (MSH) and Manila International Container Terminal...

GoFast feature involving empty containers online soon

GoFast feature involving empty containers online soon

Apr. 3 | Image by Jarosław Bialik from Pixabay The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) is pushing for its member carriers to finally adopt its web-based reservation and appointment system for the return of empty containers in the next few weeks. AISL...

Wan Hai links PH outports to Taiwan, Hong Kong

Wan Hai links PH outports to Taiwan, Hong Kong

Apr. 3 | Officials from Wan Hai offices in Taiwan and Manila, and executives of port operator Asian Terminals Inc. during the March 21 launch of the Subic Express Service, including Wan Hai general manager for Equipment M&R Department Mike Chang (second from...

ISO to issue new standards for IMO 2020 compliant fuel

ISO to issue new standards for IMO 2020 compliant fuel

Apr. 1 | New ISO standards for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020-compliant marine fuel are expected to be issued by the International Organization for Standardization by the middle of 2019, said Edmund Hughes, head of air pollution and energy...

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

BOC issues interim supplemental rules on rice importation

Mar. 29 | All rice shipments that arrived at Philippine ports starting March 5, 2019, regardless of the date of their departure from the port of origin, are no longer required under the new Rice Tariffication Law to have import permits, according to the Bureau...

Marina cuts clearances needed for vessel imports

Marina cuts clearances needed for vessel imports

Mar. 28 | Image by KarinKarin from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is no longer requiring domestic shipping companies and operators to secure clearances from the Maritime Safety Service (MSS) and the Shipyard Regulation Service (SRS) when importing...

DHL’s top 10 supply chain risk predictions for 2019

DHL’s top 10 supply chain risk predictions for 2019

Mar. 27 | Transport and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL has identified 10 major risk trends that are seen to post a significant challenge for companies in all supply chain sectors in 2019. The DHL Resilience360’s first annual risk report is based on risk and...
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