Foreign orders boost China shipbuilding firm linked to military

Foreign orders boost China shipbuilding firm linked to military
17 May 2022 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/17/foreign-orders-boost-china-ship...

US think tank says shipping firms need to reconsider approach given shipyards links to military.

MARINA slashes fees for 2 seafarer certifications

MARINA slashes fees for 2 seafarer certifications
Raymond Carl Dela Cruz May 16, 2022 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1174552

MANILA – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has reduced the fees for two of its certifications for seafarers by over a third on Monday.

Sen. Joel Villanueva sounds off ‘SOS’ for maritime schools

Solon sounds off ‘SOS’ for maritime schools
May 7, 2022 https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/05/07/solon-sounds-off-sosfor-maritim...

SEN. Joel Villanueva has asked the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to focus on ensuring the quality of Filipino maritime graduates for better employability, and not on curtailing access to maritime schools, as the agency proposed a moratorium on establishing new learning institutions of the latter’s kind.

COSCO: China’s shipping giant expands its global influence

COSCO: China’s shipping giant expands its global influence
16/05/2022 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/cosco-chinas-shipping-giant-expands...

The world’s leading shippers all stopped deliveries to and from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine — with one crucial exception. That, according to the London-based data analytics company GlobalData, was the industry’s fourth-biggest player, China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd.

Smaller shipowners ought to be concerned by today’s P&I merger mania

Smaller shipowners ought to be concerned by today’s P&I merger mania
Sam Chambers May 12, 2022 https://splash247.com/smaller-shipowners-ought-to-be-concerned-by-todays...

With a little over two weeks now until the North and Standard Club votes are counted, the number one item on almost every other International Group (IG) club’s agenda is how this proposed merger will impact upon the other clubs and what the ramifications will be on the IG.

Decarbonisation a “secondary issue” for Shipping

Decarbonisation a “secondary issue” for Shipping
14/05/2022 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/decarbonisation-a-secondary-issue-f...

Long asset lifespans, high energy dependency and limited viable alternatives make shipping one of the harder-to-abate sectors to decarbonise, according to Fitch Ratings.

Study: Shipping May Bear Responsibility for Decline of the Whale Shark

Study: Shipping May Bear Responsibility for Decline of the Whale Shark
May 13, 2022 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/study-shipping-may-bear-respo...

The commercial shipping industry faces new criticism for ship strike incidents involving whale sharks, which have been declared endangered due to a massive decline in their numbers.

COVID-19’s Impact on Seafarer Populations Will be Felt for Years to Come

COVID-19’s Impact on Seafarer Populations Will be Felt for Years to Come
Editorial May 13, 2022 https://gcaptain.com/covid-19s-impact-on-seafarer-populations-will-be-fe...

Here’s what’s at risk tomorrow if we don’t respond to the crew change crisis today.

10 Guimaras-bound passengers rescued after sea mishap

10 Guimaras-bound passengers rescued after sea mishap
Nanette Guadalquiver May 11, 2022 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1174238

BACOLOD CITY – All 10 passengers of a Guimaras-bound unlicensed motorboat traveling from southern Negros Occidental were rescued after the vessel capsized on Wednesday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.

Roman “Amoi” Bullen and Edgardo “Boy” Arcay: Two seamen are new pols proclaimed mayors in Bohol

Two seamen are new pols proclaimed mayors in Bohol
Leo Udtohan | May 11,2022 https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/440458/two-seamen-are-new-pols-procla...

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