VP Leni wants to prop up ‘blue’ industries, says PH can be ‘leading maritime power’

VP Leni wants to prop up ‘blue’ industries, says PH can be ‘leading maritime power’
Raymund Antonio November 18, 2021 https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/vp-leni-wants-to-prop-up-blue-industries-sa...

Philippines tops global provider of seafarers, officers — UNCTAD

PH tops global provider of seafarers, officers — UNCTAD
Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat November 18, 2021 https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/18/ph-tops-global-provider-of-seafarers-office...

The Philippines was the top provider of seafarers globally followed by three other Asian countries suppliers Indonesia, China and India, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Marintec China falls victim to Beijing’s zero-Covid strategy

Marintec China falls victim to Beijing’s zero-Covid strategy
Sam Chambers November 18, 2021 https://splash247.com/marintec-china-falls-victim-to-beijings-zero-covid...

With 19 days to go until this year’s largest shipping exhibition, the authorities in Shanghai have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Marintec China.

Bureau Veritas and BESSÉ join forces to strengthen cyber security in the maritime sector

Bureau Veritas and BESSÉ join forces to strengthen cyber security in the maritime sector
17/11/2021 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bureau-veritas-and-besse-join-force...

Smart, sustainable maritime transport critical to global recovery: UNCTAD

Smart, sustainable maritime transport critical to global recovery: UNCTAD
18 November 2021 https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/11/1106082

Although the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on maritime trade last year was less severe than expected, the knock-on effects will be far reaching and could transform the sector, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said in its latest report, published on Thursday.

2 Philippine boats en route to Ayungin 'blocked, water cannoned' by Chinese ships —Locsin

2 Philippine boats en route to Ayungin 'blocked, water cannoned' by Chinese ships —Locsin
November 18, 2021 https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/811345/2-philippine-boats-en...

Two Philippine supply boats on a resupply mission to Ayungin Shoal were blocked and water cannoned by Chinese Coast Guard vessels on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Thursday.

Nigeria: Seafarers union speaks on arrest of over 100 fake officers

Seafarers union speaks on arrest of over 100 fake officers
17 November 2021 https://guardian.ng/business-services/maritime/seafarers-union-speaks-on...

Seafarers union, the Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNOWTSSA), has dissociated itself from the arrest of over 100 illegal officers operating as Merchant Navy outfit.

Hundreds of UK offshore workers set to strike

Hundreds of UK offshore workers set to strike
Adis Ajdin November 17, 2021 https://splash247.com/hundreds-of-uk-offshore-workers-set-to-strike/

Around 300 workers of Ponticelli UK and Semco Maritime employed on TotalEnergies’ North Sea assets in the UK have voted in favor of going on strike, following a dispute over cuts to terms and conditions, trade union Unite has confirmed.

European Union eyes tighter waste rules to limit countries shipping trash abroad

EU eyes tighter waste rules to limit countries shipping trash abroad
Kate Abnett November 18, 2021 https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/eu-eyes-tighter-waste-rules...

BRUSSELS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a revamp of EU rules on waste shipments to make it harder for member states to offload their trash into poorer countries.

Kenya: Seafarers now create new lobby amid hardships

Seafarers now create new lobby amid hardships
Philip Mwakio November 18th 2021 https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/shipping-logistics/article/2001...

Poor wages, shaky contracts, getting abandoned at sea, are among the many problems seafarers face in the modern shipping industry.

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