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IMO set to adopt new guidelines for safer, standardized navigation

IMO set to adopt new guidelines for safer, standardized navigation

Feb. 6 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is moving closer to adopting a standardized system for electronic navigation, says the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco). This after the IMO’s Navigation, Communication, Search and Rescue...

PH ship agents decry delay in CPRS activation for tramp operators

PH ship agents decry delay in CPRS activation for tramp operators

Feb. 4 | The Philippine Ship Agents Association (PSAA) is requesting the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to set a limit of 24 hours to approve the activation of principals/tramp operators under the agency’s Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) to avoid delays in...

Local shipping lines urged to serve 19 missionary routes

Local shipping lines urged to serve 19 missionary routes

Feb. 4 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has declared 19 missionary routes where shipping lines may start a service, Marina deputy administrator for operations Engineer Nannette Dinopol said in a recent presentation to media. Marina is now encouraging...

Marina favors SBSR development over gov’t takeover of Hanjin

Marina favors SBSR development over gov’t takeover of Hanjin

Feb. 2 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is recommending developing and upgrading the ship building and ship repair (SBSR) industry to enable local shipyards to expand its capacity to construct more ships and bigger vessels and contribute to making the...

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

PH agencies to regulate fees of foreign shipping lines, depots, truckers

Feb. 1 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fees charged by international shipping lines, container depot operators, and truckers operating in the Philippines will soon be regulated by government agencies, the move designed to lower high shipping...

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Jan. 31 | Several Philippine government agencies are targeting to issue a joint administrative order (JAO) on February 14 that would contain measures aimed at addressing high international shipping costs, port congestion, and the empty container issue. The agencies...

Decade-long domestic shipping upgrade needs P45B to execute

Decade-long domestic shipping upgrade needs P45B to execute

Jan. 29 | Modernizing and upgrading inter-island shipping in support of the Philippine Nautical Highway Development (PNHD) will require an estimated P45.155 billion to implement over a 10-year period, according to a development plan by the Maritime Industry Authority...

Hanjin site eyed as PH eco-industrial maritime hub

Hanjin site eyed as PH eco-industrial maritime hub

Jan. 29 | Photo from www.hhic-phil.com The Subic facility of failed shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines, Inc. (HHIC-Phil) may be considered as a possible location for the country’s first eco-industrial maritime park, according to...

New programs to boost SG’s global maritime hub status

New programs to boost SG’s global maritime hub status

Jan. 26 | Singapore has introduced two initiatives to strengthen its maritime industry—the Singapore War Risks Insurance Conditions (SWRIC) and the development of an inter-operability framework for electronic trade documents for the maritime and trade industries. The...

Outlook for PH cargo transport in 2019 a mixed bag of hopes and fears

Outlook for PH cargo transport in 2019 a mixed bag of hopes and fears

Jan. 23 | The Philippine cargo transport industry has a mixed outlook for 2019: volumes and opportunities are seen to increase, but issues and concerns affecting operations and costs last year have carried through as major challenges for this year. The positive...
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