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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...

Month-long free fare for passengers of Cavite-Manila ferry service

Month-long free fare for passengers of Cavite-Manila ferry service

Dec. 10 | Passenger fare for the newly reopened ferry service between Cavite and Manila will be free for a whole month, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The service launched on December 8 serves the Cavite City Port Terminal going to the Cultural...

New Cavite-Metro Manila ferry service to start soon

New Cavite-Metro Manila ferry service to start soon

Nov. 22 | Meeting discussing the Cavite-Manila ferry service. Photo from the Department of Transportation. A ferry service between Cavite and Metro Manila intended to ease congestion in the NCR is set to be operationalized by the Department of Transportation (DOTr)...

Proposed legislation aim to modernize old harbor pilotage rules

Proposed legislation aim to modernize old harbor pilotage rules

Nov. 4 | Bills have been filed in the 18th Congress seeking to liberalize harbor pilotage and create a regulating body to supervise harbor pilots in the Philippines. Two of these bills—Senate Bill (SB) No. 916 filed by Senator Ramon Revilla, Jr. and House Bill...

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

Jun. 23 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The joint administrative order (JAO) that will regulate local charges imposed by international shipping lines servicing the Philippines will be out in one or two weeks, according to Trade and Industry Secretary...

Interagency body deliberates on PH compliance strategy ahead of 2021 IMO audit

Interagency body deliberates on PH compliance strategy ahead of 2021 IMO audit

Jun. 23 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Several maritime and port agencies have convened to prepare for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) in 2021, with the audit intended to check the Philippines’ compliance...

Local ships ordered to give way to those carrying perishables during emergencies

Local ships ordered to give way to those carrying perishables during emergencies

Mar. 26 | All domestic shipping vessels must assist and accommodate ships carrying perishable goods during national emergencies such as port congestion, weather disturbance, or other natural calamities to allow the quick loading and unloading of these goods at...

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...

Marina: maritime development plan requires P94B funding

Marina: maritime development plan requires P94B funding

Jan. 8 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) says an estimated P94.6 billion is needed to implement the eight priority programs under its 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP) for the Philippines. The decade-long roadmap aims to accelerate the...