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MARINA launches SIRB Online Appointment System

Starting 05 November 2018, Filipino seafarers are directed to set an online appointment for the processing of their Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) or seaman’s book, as ... Read More

  • 10/26/2018

DOTr SEC. TUGADE TO SEAFARERS: Manage your finances, don't get involved in drugs, wave the Filipino flag

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has some words of advice to Filipino seafarers, and those aspiring to get into the maritime industry.  He offered these pieces of ... Read More

  • 06/26/2018

House awaits Senate versiob of Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

Congress has moved closer to enacting into law a Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers after it approved on Wednesday, House Bill 5685, which seeks to improve seafarers’ working conditions and ... Read More

  • 07/27/2017

Smart partners with MARINA to honor Filipino Seafarers

Offers lowest roaming rates with Smart Marino All Abroad SIM PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, in partnership with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), recently honored hundreds ... Read More

  • 07/19/2017

New shipping route within EAGA to spur trading between Indo and Ph

DAVAO CITY, Philippines The opening of the shipping route within the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippine East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) is expected to further enhance trading ... Read More

  • 05/02/2017

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation receives top award from Pag-IBIG Fund

Photo shows MMC President Arnold B. Javier (fourth from left) receiving the award from PagIBIG Fund executives led by Sec. Eduardo D. Del Rosario, Chairman (third from left) and Acmad Rizaldy P. ... Read More

  • 02/22/2019

MARINA, PCG reinforce partnership, toughen enforcement over domestic ships

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reinforce its partnership to toughen the enforcement of maritime rules and regulations over domestic ships plying the ... Read More

  • 08/09/2018

DOTr, French shipbuilder ink contract for new high-speed patrol vessels

To boost the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)'s capability to perform its mission of maritime security and safety, maritime search and rescue, marine environmental protection, as well as offshore ... Read More

  • 09/08/2017

PPA takes over management, operations of Malalag port in Davao del Sur

To further cement Davao’s claim as the third major international gateway in the country, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has taken over management and operations at its Malalag’s ... Read More

  • 07/10/2017

BOI okays Magsaysay Shipping Line subsidiary's warehousing project

Photo shows Trade Undersecretary for Industry Development and BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo (left) awarding the Certificate of Registration to Ian Claxton (right), President of Magsaysay ... Read More

  • 07/05/2017

Luxaviation Helicopters partners with PhilJets to boost Asia-Pacific rotorcraft charter

Rotorcraft Asia, Singapore: Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing Philippines-based helicopter charter operator PhilJets as the latest member of the Luxaviation ... Read More

  • 04/09/2019

Royal Cargo elevates cranage servicing in the country

In Photo L-R: MIAA Head Executive Assistant Atty. Randolf John Buenaventura, Royal Cargo (RC) Crane and Erection Head of Sales Leodie Limcango, RC Crane and Erection Department Head Gundolf Ahrens, ... Read More

  • 02/14/2019

ICTSI earns best corporate bond award

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has won The Asset’s Triple A Country Awards 2018 Best Corporate Bond – Philippines for the company’s USD400 million ... Read More

  • 02/07/2019

Royal Cargo Engineering: Building solid foundations for the nation

From document preparation, capital equipment importation, methodical calculation, transport engineering studies to lifting and installation procedures, Royal Cargo, Inc. (RCI) relies on the expertise ... Read More

  • 01/15/2019

Udenna commits to address competition concerns in TransAsia and 2Go transactions

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has received the notification by Udenna Corporation and Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. on September 21, 2018 and will commence Phase 1 review ... Read More

  • 10/11/2018

MARINA kick-starts PH cruise industry

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) kick-starts local cruise shipping industry as it endorses the acquisition and operation of cruise ships in the Philippines.  “We are encouraging ... Read More

  • 08/29/2018

All Aboard for the Manila Cruise Port

The new management of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) seeks to embrace the continuously growing and dynamic Philippine tourism industry by providing much needed ... Read More

  • 05/15/2018

World Dream Has Arrived in the Philippines!

Asia's Luxury Cruise Line, Dream Cruises, introduces its brand new cruise ship, World Dream, designed to offer the highest levels of service and top-notch international cuisine experience while ... Read More

  • 11/23/2017

Booming Cruise Tourism

A total of 31 international cruise vessels dropped anchor on Philippine shores so far, according to the Department of Tourism. This year alone, the Philippines expects over a hundred port calls ... Read More

  • 07/24/2017

Cruise from Bangkok at 65% off onboard SuperStar Gemini

SuperStar Gemini Has A New Home! Bangkok has been known as the “Venice of the East”, due to the many canals slicing through the city and has been wowing tourists because of its lavish ... Read More

  • 07/14/2017

MARINA hosts 2nd APEC Strategy Planning Meeting for Seafarers

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) hosted the 2nd Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Strategy Planning Meeting for the Seafarer Excellence Network of the Asia Pacific (SENAP) on 03-05 ... Read More

  • 04/06/2019

Revised policies on two maritime educational programs now due for final CHED approval

In line with the continuous improvement of maritime education, training, and certification system in the Philippines, two maritime educational programs are now due for final approval of the ... Read More

  • 04/01/2019

MARINA partners with PNU on exam assessment

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has partnered with the Philippine Normal University (PNU) on the provision of technical assistance on the assessment of the competence of the seafarers ... Read More

  • 03/15/2019

MARINA to open 8 industry-proposed RoRo routes

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) will open eight RoRo missionary routes proposed by shipping operators in support of the Road Roll-on / Roll-off Terminal System (RRTS) and the priority ... Read More

  • 03/07/2019

MARINA to shipping operators: Uphold passengers' rights at all times

To intensify and ensure the protection of the public against inefficient shipping services, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) reminds shipping operators to uphold passengers rights at all ... Read More

  • 03/05/2019

PhilJets Group celebrates 5th Anniversary with order for its 10th helicopter at Singapore Airshow

Singapore - PhilJets through its mother company Starline Global Industries, has confirmed 1 more brand new helicopter order during the Singapore Airshow. PhilJets, which became Airbus Helicopters ... Read More

  • 02/08/2018

PhilJets to post over 100% growth, plans to continue expansion in 2018

The fast growing business aviation startup has been striving to end 2017 at the same rate it started the year. Indeed, PhilJets started last year with its entry into the business jet segment ... Read More

  • 01/23/2018

MARINA, CHED, PMMA, MHEIs revamp PH maritime education programs

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), together with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA), and the maritime higher ... Read More

  • 01/16/2019

UPL offers assistance to stranded seafarers

United Philippine Lines (UPL), one of the country’s leading ship management and manning agencies, is working with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to provide transportation, ... Read More

  • 05/12/2020

ICTSI, Solaire start COVID-19 mass testing for employees

Mass testing for ICTSI, Solaire employees. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Bloomberry Resorts Corporation’s (BRC) Solaire Resort & Casino recently started rapid ... Read More

  • 04/27/2020

ICTSI terminals respond to mitigate COVID effects

Manila International Container Terminal, ICTSI’s flagship terminal International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) terminals across its portfolio, both individually and collectively, ... Read More

  • 04/27/2020


To boost the medical treatment capacity of the National Capital Region (NCR) as well as its adjoining cities and provinces, the Eva Macapagal Super Terminal has been converted into a COVID-19 ... Read More

  • 04/27/2020

2GO all set to welcome repatriated seafarers for mandatory quarantine

2GO Group Inc. is ready to welcome aboard returning Filipino seafarers and workers to carry out their mandatory 14-day quarantine on two of its passenger vessels, the shipping and logistics company ... Read More

  • 04/27/2020

PPA takes over management, operations of Malalag port in Davao del Sur

To further cement Davao’s claim as the third major international gateway in the country, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has taken over management and operations at its Malalag’s ... Read More

  • 07/10/2017

Japanese Manufacturers Cooperate on Development of Hydrogen Fueled Marine Engines

On April 27th, 2021, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd., and Japan Engine Corporation formed a consortium of Japanese engine manufacturers to pursue joint development ... Read More

  • 05/06/2021

2GO among top in ASEAN corporate governance scorecard

2GO Group, Inc., the Philippines’ largest integrated transportation and logistics provider, clinched a back-to-back win in the 2019 ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) Awards, bagging ... Read More

  • 02/25/2021

Contecon Guayaquil handles first carbon-neutral container shipment in the world

The world’s first carbon-neutral container shipment Connection Guayaquil (CGSA) at the Port of Guayaquil in Ecuador recently handled the world’s first carbon neutral-certified ... Read More

  • 01/25/2021

Tugade orders international shipping line to set minimum 8-day free time period for cargoes unloaded in all ports in the country

MANILA – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, on June 24, signed a Department Order mandating all international shipping lines that are unloading cargoes in all ports in ... Read More

  • 07/08/2020

Port of Melbourne welcomes largest container capacity ship to dock in Melbourne

Today, the Port of Melbourne (PoM) welcomes the CMA CGM Ural, the largest container ship by maximum capacity to call at the port. The 299 metre long vessel is one of six currently deployed on the ... Read More

  • 06/25/2020

New service at Mindanao Container Terminal links Southern Philippines to Asia, Middle East

RCL’s M/V PIRA BHUM during its maiden call at MCT on 19 December Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) welcomes the new year strong with the launch of Regional Container Line’s (RCL) South ... Read More

  • 01/07/2021

ICTSI's Adriatic Gate Container Terminal Hits 300K TEU

Despite the challenges of the global pandemic,  International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)'s Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in Rijeka, Croatia hit over 300,000 ... Read More

  • 01/04/2021

ICTSI Argentina inks agreement with Evergreen

TecPlata, operator of the container terminal located in Puerto La Plata, has signed a contract with Evergreen Marine Corp Taiwan Ltd. for the start of a new service to Asia and the Far East. With ... Read More

  • 02/06/2020

ICTSI Poland hits milestone 500K TEU move

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), the Polish unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Gydnia, capped 2019 with a milestone after recently reaching its 500,000th ... Read More

  • 12/27/2019

ICTSI Pakistan earns new international safety standard

Pakistan International Container Terminal, ICTSI's subsidiary at the Port of Karachi Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s ... Read More

  • 12/17/2019