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Maritime Asia as the Foundation of a New Economic Era

by Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas Philippine Ambassador to Spain, Chairman and CEO, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. and Chairman, Filipino Shipowners’ Association (Speech delivered during the 11th LSM Manning & Training Conference, November 18, 2010) In the aftermath of the global financial crisis observers note that the center of gravity of the world economy has shifted to the Asian hemisphere. The…


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MARITAS: Changing with the times

More than two decades in business in a fickle minded industry like shipping is no small feat and staying on top is a much harder task to say the least. Maritime Resources Technology Inc. (MARITAS) on the verge of celebrating its silver anniversary has managed to do both. Head honcho, Celso De Guzman or Ka Celso to friends in the…


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Pirate attacks greet the New Year

Somali pirates launched a wave of attacks on shipping over the Christ­mas and New Year period, with the hijack of five ships and attempts on others. Hijacked ships included: The Algerian-owned and flagged Blida was captured 150 nautical miles off Oman on 1 January. The 27 crew include Algerian, Filipino and Ukrainian seafar­ers. The Mozambican-flagged fishing vessel Vega 5 with…


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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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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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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…