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Reducing the risk of nickel ore loading in Philippines or Indonesia

As Gard informs, the mandatory notification requirement for the carriage of nickel ore loaded in Philippines and Indonesia still applies. This loss prevention initiative was launched in 2012 and allows for early interaction with ship operators and an opportunity to reduce the risks arising by this cargo.

Interferry: Key lessons from Philippines safety project

Global trade association Interferry published key lessons from the FERRYSAFE project, initiated earlier in 2019 to study safety advances in the Philippines. The project team has completed the second of two visits to the country and is now developing best practice guidance to assist the IMO and other nations.

Philippines is amongst the top 5 polluters globally

CNN Philippines highlighted the fact that they’re amongst the top 5 polluters, referring to the striking example of a young goosed beaked whale that died in the Davao Gulf as researchers pulled out approximately 90 pounds of plastic from inside it.

Philippines companies consider creation of LNG terminal in Mabini

Chelsea Logistics Holdings is exploring a possible joint development regarding a fuel and LNG storage and terminal with Philippine National Oil Co., in Mabini, Batangas. Before this development, in March, Phoenix Petroleum had signed an MoU with PNOCa nd CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co. Ltd., to explore business opportunities surrounding the LNG hub project.

Netherlands to boost Philippine shipping competitiveness

The Netherlands has expressed its support to the Philippines to strengthen the global competitiveness of the country’s shipping industry. This announcement came on the sidelines of the 20th Philippines – Netherlands Joint Committee on Maritime Affairs (JCMA) meeting in Manila, in March. 

Princess of the Stars sinking case reopens

The Philippines Supreme Court has reopened the case against an official of Sulpicio Lines over the 2008 sinking of its ferry Princess of the Stars. The Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals dismissal against Edgar Go, Sulpicio Lines’ first vice president and team leader of its crisis management committee.

Philippines protests in light of Chinese vessels in disputed waters

The government of Philippines lodged a protest with China’s government over the presence of a large number of Chinese vessels off Thitu Island, a disputed island in the South China Sea. As reported by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, more than 600 Chinese vessels sailed the waters near the island in the past months, maintaining a presence of up to nearly 90 vessels at a time.

ICTSI mulls turning HHIC-Philippines into multipurpose facility

Following announcement that it is looking at the possible acquisition of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines’ (HHIC-Philippines) assets, Manila-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) now revealed plans to turn it into a multipurpose facility, but not shipbuilding. 

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