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Compania Maritima: Cebu City applies for land title

Compania Maritima: City applies for land title
August 29, 2015

CEBU, Philippines - Beyond claiming Compania Maritima as its property, the Cebu City government has applied for a land title at the Land Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-7.

This as the Cebu Ports Authority also asked for a temporary restraining order from the court to stop the city government from using the property and the 4.2-hectare lot the building is currently standing at.

Missing Crew Member of Liberian Tanker 'M/T Histria Ambra' Found Dead

Missing Crew Member of Liberian Tanker Found Dead
28 Aug 2015 https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/170336/missing-crew-member-of-lib...

The Greek coast guard has informed that the body of a missing crew member of the Liberian-flagged chemical tanker M/T Histria Ambra has been found.

Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast

Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast
Drazen Jorgic Aug 28, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/us-somalia-piracy-idUSKCN0QX1I...

An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped.

Panama Canal Cancels Plans to Restrict Ship Drafts

Panama Canal Cancels Plans to Restrict Ship Drafts
Erica E. Phillips Aug. 28, 2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/panama-canal-cancels-plans-to-restrict-ship-...

The Panama Canal Authority backed off plans to reduce the maximum draft for ships passing through the waterway as an El Niño-related drought eased.

The Panama Canal Authority canceled plans to restrict some large ships from passing through the waterway, as drought conditions in the country eased.

NEDA now seeking LGU approval to modernize Sasa port in Davao City

NEDA now seeking LGU approval to modernize Sasa port, airport
August 27, 2015 http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=neda-now-s...

DAVAO CITY -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has kicked off the process of obtaining approval from the city council for the P18.99-billion Sasa Port modernization and the P40.57-billion Davao International Airport expansion.

Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp. among those asking for government incentives

RE developers, shipping firm seek gov’t perks
Amy R. Remo August 18th, 2015 http://business.inquirer.net/197327/re-developers-shipping-firm-seek-gov...

Renewable energy developers and a shipping operator are seeking tax perks and other incentives for their respective projects from the Board of Investments (BOI), as provided under the 2014 Investments Priorities Plan.

Strong Supply Threatens to End Heyday for Tanker Owners: Capacity Ordering Has Been Robust Since 2014, Anticipating Drop in Shale Production

Strong Supply Threatens to End Heyday for Tanker Owners: Capacity Ordering Has Been Robust Since 2014, Anticipating Drop in Shale Production
Peter Buxbaum August 27th, 2015 http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-trade-daily/commentary/strong-suppl...

A surge in crude tanker vessel capacity over the next two years will lead to a fall in ship-owner earnings from current highs, according to a recent report from Drewry, the London-based global shipping consultancy.

USCG: Tianjin, China Explosions and Precautions for Possible Contamination

USCG: Tianjin, China Explosions and Precautions for Possible Contamination
28/08/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/uscg-tianjin-china-explosions-and-pr...

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide notice to the maritime industry with respect to assessing potential contamination risks from the Tianjin explosions and the responsibility of vessel and facility agents, owners, masters, and operators to immediately report potentially hazardous conditions to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Pirates attack six vessels in two days in Singapore and the Straits of Malacca

Pirates attack six vessels in two days in Singapore and the Straits of Malacca
ReCAAP Incident Alert 24 Aug 15 http://www.safety4sea.com/pirates-attack-six-vessels-in-two-days-in-sing...

ReCAAP map shows the approximate location of the incidents

NYK’s Ship Information Management System Recognized with Special Award

NYK’s Ship Information Management System Recognized with Special Award
25/08/2015 http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/nyks-ship-information-management-sys...

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