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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 06/25/2020

MARINA advises shipowners, operators to allow relaxation of sailing schedules of ships

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), through its Advisory No. 2019-08, advised all shipping companies, shipowners...

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  • 12/04/2019

MARINA upgrades its certification system for seafarers

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In line with the continued promotion of ease of doing business, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has boosted its...

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  • 11/29/2019

DOTr-MARINA to operationalize Cavite-Metro Manila routes via ferry boat

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – To help in easing traffic congestion in Metro Manila through water transport, the Department of Transportation (DOTr),...

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  • 11/21/2019

ICTSI builds Umm Qasr deep-water capacity

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) formally inaugurates two new berths which for the first time offer the port of Umm Qasr,...

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  • 10/25/2019

ICTSI is PH’s best transport company

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has been named the Philippines’ Most Outstanding Company in the transportation sector...

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  • 10/01/2019

MARINA, DENR enhance Ballast Water Management in PHL shipping sector

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR - BMB)...

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  • 09/21/2019

PH successfully retains inclusion in IMO White List

The Philippines, through the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), has successfully sustained its status...

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  • 08/23/2019

Puerto Aguadulce CSR among the best in the Americas

The Organization of American States (OAS) recently awarded the Puerto Aguadulce-COMPAS Foundation with the coveted 2018 Maritime Award of the...

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  • 07/29/2019

ICTSI Manila continues equipment roll-out

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently took delivery of another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired...

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  • 07/24/2019

PPA completes 200 seaport projects

Enhancing connectivity and mobility across the archipelago, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, through the Department of Transportation...

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  • 07/02/2019

MARINA strengthens policies on maritime tourism

As envisioned in the 10-year maritime industry development plan (MIDP), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has strengthened policies on...

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  • 06/27/2019

ICTSI Manila yard use hits historical low

Yard utilization at the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) continues to...

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  • 06/26/2019

MARINA Holds 1st IMSAS Council Meeting

In preparation for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) in 2021, the first IMSAS Inter-agency Council...

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  • 06/21/2019

Austal Philippines showcases increased capabilities at PhilMarine 2019

USD$20 million expansion  of Austal’s Cebu shipyard set to create more marine vessels designed, built, and maintained in the...

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  • 06/18/2019

MARINA urges stakeholders to cooperate in enhancing MET system

PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has urged stakeholders to cooperate in enhancing the country’s...

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  • 05/24/2019

PPA remits record P9.41 B in dividends, taxes for 2018

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues its strong fiscal performance, as it remitted PhP3.51 billion in dividends to the national coffers in...

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  • 05/16/2019

ICTSI income up 77 Percent to $72.4 M Ramp up of new ports contributing to volume growth

Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) today reported a 77 percent increase in net income to $72.4 million in...

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  • 05/09/2019

MARINA hosts 144th Maritime Forum

To strengthen inter-agency collaboration for the enhancement of the country’s maritime industry, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in...

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  • 04/26/2019

MARINA, DTI to develop standards for shipbuilding, ship repair sector

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to develop...

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  • 04/25/2019

Stringent Monitoring of Port Situations

Through the collective effort of the DOTr maritime sector, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and various port...

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  • 04/22/2019

Aviation academy launched in Subic Freeport

MacroAsia Corp., a leader in aviation support services, and diversified maritime services operator PTC Group inaugurated here on Thursday the First...

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  • 03/22/2019

MARINA holds 20th PH – Netherlands JCMA Meeting

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has successfully conducted the 20th Philippines – Netherlands Joint Committee on Maritime Affairs...

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  • 03/21/2019


The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), otherwise known as the Maritime Administration of the Republic of the Philippines pursuant to Republic Act...

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  • 03/20/2019

MARINA hosts 2019 MET Conference

To translate the trends in maritime education and training into assets of the Philippine maritime industry, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA),...

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  • 02/26/2019

PORT MONITORING UPDATE for Oplan Biyaheng Ayos #Pasko2018:

As of today, 27 December 2018, a total of 115 passengers and 16 rolling cargoes are stranded at the Baseport of Surigao, following the suspension of...

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  • 12/27/2018

ICTSI Basra builds up Umm Qasr capacity

The ability of the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq to receive direct calls from larger container vessels is being progressively boosted by the new terminal...

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  • 09/10/2018

DTI asks PCC to review foreign ships’ unreasonable charges

The Department of Trade and Industry has asked the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to look into excessive and unreasonable charges imposed by...

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  • 07/27/2018

The wait is over! SuperStar Virgo is back in Manila this Summer 2018!

Plan next year's summer vacation on the only cruise liner to homeport in Manila, as SuperStar Virgo takes you on a 5-Night Cruise adventure to...

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  • 10/30/2017

Court denies TRO on PUV modernization program

The PUV Modernization Program is still a go. This, after Quezon City RTC Branch 80 denied yesterday, 14 August 2017, the application for Temporary...

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  • 08/15/2017

US transfers custody of new Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Michael Klecheski transferred custody of a brand new Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center...

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  • 08/08/2017

GRAB's statement on Insurance Policy

"Safety for its partners and passengers is Grab’s topmost priority. We recognize the fact that only those with Provisional Authority (PA)...

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  • 08/04/2017

PPA, BOC forge clarity on jurisdiction and permitting process of CAO

The Department of Transportation-Philippine Ports Authority (DOTr-PPA) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) have ironed out their differences in...

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  • 07/31/2017

TNCs not exempted from paying fair, correct taxes to government – LTFRB

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin B. Delgra III today clarified that Transportation Network Companies...

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  • 07/20/2017

Code of Conduct to secure ASEAN shipping lanes -- Stratbase

A binding Code of Conduct in the West Philippine Sea will not only help ease tensions in the heavily disputed territory, it will also establish a...

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  • 07/20/2017

Uber, Grab broke the rules by tolerating colorums -- LTFRB

If Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) want to engage in the business of public transportation, they need to follow the rules just like any other...

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  • 07/18/2017

PPA ready for global challenges, marks 43rd Founding Anniversary

With the continuing globalization and the shift in practices from best practices to next practices, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is...

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  • 07/17/2017

PPA to revisit cargo volume growth targets for 2017

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is revisiting its cargo volume forecast for 2017 after posting favorable and encouraging cargo volume in the...

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  • 07/17/2017

MICT ready for peak season

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc....

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  • 07/05/2017

Ph and Germany sign maritime transport cooperation

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and the German Federal Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BMVI) State...

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  • 07/04/2017

Exporters protest increase in cargo handling tariff

The Export Development Council (EDC) will meet to formalize their position against the  24 percent increase in cargo handling rates at the...

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  • 06/28/2017

PPA grants 24% hike in Manila North Harbor tariff rates

The  Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) approved on May 25, 2017 the application of Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. for a tariff increase on...

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  • 06/27/2017

DTI routes draft PNS on public utility vehicle for comments

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards is seeking comments on the draft Philippine National Standard (DPNS) on...

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  • 06/27/2017

DOTr to mark 5 stations of Manila-Clark Railway project

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will lead tomorrow the Station Marking of five (5) stations of the Manila-Clark Railway Project, the line...

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  • 06/25/2017

AirJuan connects two of world’s best tourist destinations

Air Juan, the Philippines first commercial operator of seaplanes and landplanes, is now serving more tourist destinations in the country including a...

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  • 06/09/2017

Uber explores possible launch in Angeles City

Uber, world's largest car sharing company, has met with the local government of Angeles City, Pampanga for a potential roll out of the service in...

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  • 06/07/2017

MARINA defers implementation of mandatory passenger insurance coverage

The Philippine Maritime Authority has deferred the implementation of a previous circular requiring all domestic shipowners and ship operators...

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  • 05/30/2017

MARINA requires special for use of highly specialized foreign ships

All shipping companies, operators and others maritime entities using foreign-registered highly specialized ships within the Philippine territorial...

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  • 05/25/2017

SBMA strengthens ties with BOC to curb smuggling

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is intensifying its cooperation with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to guard against the smuggling of goods...

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  • 05/25/2017

Ph cargo volume grows slower in Q1

MANILA, MAY 24, 2017 -- Philippine cargo volume sustained its growth but on a slower pace for the first quarter of 2017 due to the significant drop...

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  • 05/24/2017

2GO, TDFI continue marine conservation

Abiding to its advocacy of marine conservation, 2GO Group Inc., the leading and largest premier logistics provider in the Philippines, continues its...

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  • 05/22/2017

Efficiency to attract more shipping lines, port users to Subic

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) continues to make a strong case for the Subic Bay Freeport as a key international trading...

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  • 05/08/2017

ATI sets P4.6 B capex for Batangas, Manila ports

Listed Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) is spending a minimum of Php4.6 billion this year to sustain operational efficiency and grow capacity at its...

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  • 05/08/2017

Seaplane operator connects the islands, families

Air Juan, the Philippines first commercial operator of seaplanes and landplanes, is now serving more tourist destinations in the country, including a...

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  • 05/03/2017

Star Cruises Announces the First Cruise Ship to Homeport in Manila for Filipinos to Cruise to Taiwan and Hong Kong

Featuring 6 Day/5 Night Cruises to Laoag, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong on board SuperStar Virgo from 19 March to 28 May, 2017; Providing more choices...

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  • 12/23/2016

ICTSI completes world's most advanced terminal

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently celebrated the completion of its terminal in Webb Dock in Melbourne, Australia ahead of...

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  • 12/13/2016