December 2007

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SBMA sets earlier time for second container terminal bidding

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has moved the bidding for its second container terminal towards the end of the year from early 2008.1t explained that this would maximize the potential of t heir two new container terminals if it will go into full commercial l operations together by next year. On an interview, SBMA seaport chief Capt. Perfecto Pascual…


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Tanker operators wants deferment of Oil Pollution Compensation Act

Tanker operators as well as oil companies are seeking the deferment of the implementation of Republic Act 9483 or the Oil Pollution Compensation Act until a new law is passed. The stakeholders, led by the Philippine Petroleum Sea Transport Association (Philpesta), Association of Tankers Owners of the Philippines (Atophil), and the ‘big 3′ oil firms Shell, Chevron (Caltex) and Petron,…


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MARINA to review Domestic Shipping Development Act

Not satisfied with the slow-paced development of the domestic shipping industry three years after Republic Act 9295 or the Domestic Shipping Development Act of 2004, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) wants to review its implementing guidelines to streamline some aspects and make it more attractive to investors. It added that the review will not only involve certain provisions but will…


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MAAP hosts successful 8th International Conference on Engine Room Simulators -the ICERS 8

The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) in cooperation with the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) recently hosted 8th International Conference on Engine Simulators (ICERS-8) last November 5-9 at the Sheraton Park Hotel Manila. Recognized as the prime producer of competent seafarer’s to the global shipping fleet, the Philippines is primarily responsible for the growing popularity of maritime…


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WIMAPHIL holds Seminar on Environment Protection

The Women in Maritime Philippines or WIMAPHIL, headed by its president, Ms. Carla-Limcaoco of Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) recently sponsored a 4-day seminar at the Manila Hotel starting November 5 to 9. The National Maritime Seminar Workshop on “Environment Protection in the Philippines: Advocacy by Women in Maritime” was held in partnership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The seminar…


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PPA SECURITY CHIEF RECEIVES COMMENDATION

the National Law Enforcement Sub-Committee on Intelligence Coordination awards a Certificate of Commendation to PPMAJ DANTE V. DACANAY, officiaI representative of the Philippine Ports Authority to the Committee, for successfully leading ISAS and a group of concerned government agents that resulted in the capture of eight (8) MILF members, two (2) of whom are Commanders and all are said to…


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WISTA INDUCTS NEW OFFICERS

The Women’s International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA) Philippines Chapter recently inducted its first set of officers with Cristina Oben-Nazareno of Wallem Philippines as President. The induction ceremony held at the G Hotel in Manila saw several women executives and known shipping personalities gracing the affair led by Aida Dizon, Finance Manager of the Philippine Ports Authority and Atty. Brenda…


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“K” Line Training Program for Seafarers on LNG Carriers Meets SIGTTO Standards

A training program established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) for seafarers assigned to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) carriers has been accredited by the Norwegian shipping classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to be in accordance with LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards (SIGTTO Standards). SIGTTO (Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Limited) with a membership that includes…


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MANNING CONFERENCE IS PHILIPPINE’S LARGEST INTERNATIONAL EVENT

MANILA -The 8th Asia Pacific Manning and Training Conference in Manila is turning out to be 6ne of the largest international events to be hosted by the Philippines this year. The event will be attended by more than 300 participants representing over 42 of the biggest international maritime companies from over 22 countries. “An unprecedented number of international companies have…