Libya High Court acquits 7 Filipino seafarers

Libya High Court acquits 7 Filipino seafarers
Roy Mabasa March 5, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/03/05/libya-high-court-acquits-7-filipino-se...

The crewmen of M/T Levante (Photo courtesy of Crystal Allera)/Manila Times)

A Storm Is Gathering Over Container Shipping

A Storm Is Gathering Over Container Shipping
Costas Paris 3 March 2019 https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-storm-is-gathering-over-container-shippin...

Sagging global trade, rising fuel costs and stubbornly low freight rates have shipping lines facing new headwinds in an elusive search for stability

Trans-Asia promises modern ships as replacement for old

Trans-Asia promises modern ships as replacement for old
JO ANN SABLAD March 4, 2019 https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1795352

CAGAYAN DE ORO. M/V Trans-Asia 19 awaits ribbon-cutting ceremony during its launch on March 2, at the Macabalan Port, Cagayan de Oro City. (JoAnn Sablad)

Australia sends help to Solomon Islands as grounded Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship leaks oil into World Heritage-listed waters

Australia sends help to Solomon Islands as grounded Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship leaks oil into World Heritage-listed waters
Reuters 3 Mar, 2019 https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2188414/australia-sen...

Australia is sending more help to the Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands to stop oil from a grounded cargo ship destroying a World Heritage-listed marine sanctuary, Australia’s foreign minister said on Sunday.

Maersk and ZIM boxships collide at Busan Port; Russian ship in South Korea denied collision before bridge crash

Maersk and ZIM boxships collide at Busan Port
Jason Jiang March 4th, 2019 https://splash247.com/maersk-and-zim-boxships-collide-at-busan-port/

Containerships Safmarine Nokwanda and Tianjin collided at South Korea’s Busan Container Terminal on Saturday, leading to damage on both ships.

The incident happened when the 4,500 teu Safmarine Nokwanda was berthing at the port and it struck into the stern of 10,000 teu Tianjin.

Japanese giant taps Filipino firm to build crucial ship for liquefied natural gas

Japanese giant taps Filipino firm to build crucial ship for liquefied natural gas
Ronnel W. Domingo - March 04, 2019 https://business.inquirer.net/266028/japanese-giant-taps-filipino-firm-t...

MARINA drawing up incentives for shipbuilding and repair industry

MARINA drawing up incentives for shipbuilding and repair industry
Denise A. Valdez March 3, 2019 https://www.bworldonline.com/marina-drawing-up-incentives-for-shipbuildi...

THE MARITIME industry regulator said it wants to attract private organizations to continue engaging in shipbuilding and repair by developing a scheme of tax incentives.

Duterte signs OFW Handbook law

Duterte signs OFW Handbook law
Argyll Cyrus Geducos March 2, 2019 https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/03/02/duterte-signs-ofw-handbook-law/

President Duterte has signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11227 which compels the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to create a handbook for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Pinoy seafarers send home record $6.1B in 2018

Pinoy sailors send home record $6.1B in 2018
March 03, 2019 https://www.rappler.com/nation/224799-filipino-seafarers-send-home-recor...

Cargo ship major fire, Chioggia, Italy

Cargo ship major fire, Chioggia, Italy
STEPAN KOTCHERGA February 27, 2019 https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/02/27/cargo-ship-major-fire-chioggia-i...

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