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Chelsea inaugurates latest RoPax ship

Chelsea inaugurates latest RoPax ship

Jan. 18 | Chelsea’s M/V Starlite Venus at the KegoyaDockyard in Hiroshima Japan on January 15, 2020 prior to launching. Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. (CLIHC) has launched a new roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) passenger vessel (RoPax), its 11th...

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

DTI bill regulating foreign carriers’ charges may be ready by end Jan—trade exec

Jan. 15 | Image by Thomas G. from Pixabay Instead of an executive order (EO), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now drafting a bill on the regulation of charges imposed by foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Rowel Barba, DTI Undersecretary...

PPA extends for a year HOA of cargo handlers, terminal operators

PPA extends for a year HOA of cargo handlers, terminal operators

Jan. 15 | Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has again extended for another year the hold over authorities (HOA) of cargo-handling/terminal operators with HOAs that have expired or are about to expire to ensure uninterrupted...

‘Battle-hardened’ carriers face another tough year but will cope—Drewry

‘Battle-hardened’ carriers face another tough year but will cope—Drewry

Jan. 15 | Nothing much will change for the container shipping industry in 2020 as it braces for another challenging and unpredictable year in terms of capacity management, but Drewry Maritime Research believes the “battle-hardened” sector will continue to cope. “We...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding christens second ship for Hankyu Ferry

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding christens second ship for Hankyu Ferry

Jan. 14 | Image from hankyuferry.com Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony for the second of two ferries currently under construction for Hankyu Ferry Co, Ltd. The...

Ocean Alliance unveils fourth phase of joint service offer

Ocean Alliance unveils fourth phase of joint service offer

Jan. 10 | The Ocean Alliance, the world’s largest operational agreement involving four global shipping liners, has presented the fourth evolution of its joint service offering, which will be launched in April 2020. CMA CGM, COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen and OOCL...

PCG: IMO 2020 strictly enforced

PCG: IMO 2020 strictly enforced

Jan. 8 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Philippines is strictly implementing the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global sulfur cap policy on marine fuel oil  since the new policy took effect on January 1, 2020, according to the Philippine...

Leyte’s Villaba Port reopens after repairs, set for more improvements

Leyte’s Villaba Port reopens after repairs, set for more improvements

Jan. 8 | Villaba Port was formally inaugurated recently after the development project was completed in August 2019. Photo from www.dotr.gov.ph Villaba Port in Silad, Leyte has been reopened after completion of rehabilitation works and is now ready to serve bigger...

Shipping to be stuck with consequences of trade wars in 2020—BIMCO report

Shipping to be stuck with consequences of trade wars in 2020—BIMCO report

Jan. 8 | The shipping industry will continue to see the decline of trade volumes and freight rates as a new year and a new decade begin, a report from the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) predicts. BIMCO in its magazine “Reflections 2020”...

Survey highlights industry uncertainty over IMO 2020

Survey highlights industry uncertainty over IMO 2020

Jan. 8 | The results of a pre-IMO 2020 survey by Xeneta show that neither the carriers nor the shippers and forwarders know the impact that IMO 2020 will have on their business. Xeneta, an ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform,...