Domestic Shipping

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E-ticketing, booking system to start this summer

Government is set to impose a new ticketing system in its bid to promote maritime safety and zero accident before the start of the Summer Vacation. The move is consistent with the earlier pronouncement of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) advocating Zero Maritime accident which includes among others the promotion of passenger safety and security through the provision…


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Local carriers debunk monopoly with Nenaco’s acquisition of ATS

Local carriers expect no monopoly in the local shipping industry with the recent acquisition of Aboitiz Transport System (ATS) by Negros Navigation Co. (Nenaco). The two firms finally sealed the deal on December 28, 2010, or a month earlier than their mid-January target. The carriers claimed that the industry would remain level as the bulk of the country’s cargo traffic…


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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…