Pinoy reafarers remit $6 billion in Jan-Nov 2019

Remittance growth slows in Nov.
January 16, 2020 https://www.bworldonline.com/remittance-growth-slows-in-nov/

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) recorded its slowest pace of growth in nearly five months in November due to lingering global uncertainties.

House, DTI team up to regulate PHL shipping costs

House, DTI team up to regulate PHL shipping costs
January 16, 2020 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/722423/house-dti-team-up-t...

Legislators are now looking at regulating shipping rates in the country and lowering costs for importers, in efforts to bring down prices of consumer goods.

P&O accused of exploiting staff working on ferries sailing between Hull and Europe--Pinoy seafarers under 'punishing conditions'

P&O accused of exploiting staff working on ferries sailing between Hull and Europe
Alex Wood 16 January 2020 https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/p-o-accused-of-exploiting-st...

P&O Ferries has been accused of "doubling down on seafarer exploitation" by taking on Filipino crews on "punishing" working conditions.

More incidents of robberies against ships in Singapore Strait last year

More incidents of robberies against ships in Singapore Strait last year
Lim Min Zhang Jan 15, 2020 https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-incidents-of-robberies-again...

2 ships with S. Korean crew members held in Indonesia for violating territorial waters

2 ships with S. Korean crew members held in Indonesia for violating territorial waters
Jan 15, 2020 - http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200115000849

SEOUL/JAKARTA -- Two ships with South Korean crew members have been held in Indonesia, one for more than three months, for violating territorial waters, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Maersk chief warns that EU's antitrust policy 'benefits China and the US'

Maersk chief warns that EU's antitrust policy 'benefits China and the US'
Alex Lennane 16/01/2020 https://theloadstar.com/maersk-chief-warns-that-eus-antitrust-policy-ben...

Maritime industry companies partner to develop ammonia-fuelled tanker

Maritime industry companies partner to develop ammonia-fuelled tanker
16 January 2020 https://www.ship-technology.com/news/maritime-industry-companies-ammonia...

Major companies in the shipping industry have partnered to develop an ammonia-powered tanker to reduce carbon emissions.

MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions have also joined the project.

Cargo ship abandoned after developing list, Taiwan Strait

Cargo ship abandoned after developing list, Taiwan Strait
Mikhail Voytenko January 15, 2020 https://maritimebulletin.net/2020/01/15/cargo-ship-abandoned-after-devel...

Ship’s chief engineer drowns in Guimaras

Ship’s chief engineer drowns
Ruby Silubrico -Monday, January 13, 2020 https://www.panaynews.net/ships-chief-engineer-drowns/

ILOILO City – The chief engineer of a ship serving the Guimaras-Iloilo route and vice versa died. He fell from the ship docked at the wharf in Buenavista, Guimaras and drowned.

The fall and drowning of Mark Gil Jarabe, 29, of Vasquez Street, Surigao City before dawn on Saturday was caught by a nearby closed circuit television camera.

Iran’s flag-shopping fleet drags registries into sanctions net

Iran’s flag-shopping fleet drags registries into sanctions net
Michelle Wiese Bockmann and Nidaa Bakhsh 13 Jan 2020 https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1130632/Irans-flag...

A fleet comprising of some 40 tankers and gas carriers has been busy re-flagging. The activity will not have gone unseen by the US authorities

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