Iron Ore Ships Turn to Coal to Survive China’s Slump

Iron Ore Ships Turn to Coal to Survive China’s Slump
Ann Koh and Liz Ng (Bloomberg) November 10, 2022 https://gcaptain.com/iron-ore-ships-turn-to-coal-to-survive-chinas-slump/

Cargo ships suffering from weak Chinese demand for iron ore are finding a more lucrative alternative as the global energy crisis spurs a greater need for coal.

Equatorial Guinea to send arrested VLCC and its crew back to Nigeria: One Pinoy seaman included

Equatorial Guinea to send arrested VLCC and its crew back to Nigeria
Adis Ajdin November 7, 2022 https://splash247.com/equatorial-guinea-to-send-arrested-vlcc-and-its-cr...

The Marshall Islands-flagged very large crude carrier and its crew, arrested earlier this year by Equatorial Guinea forces over alleged crude oil theft, will be returned to Nigeria for further investigations.

King dollar commands surge in remittances

King dollar commands surge in remittances
Harish Sridharan https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/king-dollar-commands-surge-re...

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Seafarer Jhan Kharl Rodica recently returned home to Manila after an eight-month voyage and bought a townhouse outside the city, courtesy in part, he said, of the U.S. dollar's best year in a generation.

FAME bats for seafarer 'in-service' experience

FAME bats for seafarer 'in-service' experience
November 9, 2022 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/11/09/business/maritime/fame-bats-for-s...

INSTEAD of requiring seafarers to attend costly training courses in training centers, the Filipino Association of Mariners' Employment (FAME) has proposed giving due recognition of in-service experience in the training of Filipino seafarers.

Up to 800,000 seafarers will require additional training to meet decarbonisation goals

Up to 800,000 seafarers will require additional training to meet decarbonisation goals
Sam Chambers November 9, 2022 https://splash247.com/up-to-800000-seafarers-will-require-additional-tra...

Pinoy Seafarer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Brutal Murder of Supervisor on MSC Containership

Seafarer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Brutal Murder of Supervisor on MSC Containership
Mike Schuler November 8, 2022 https://gcaptain.com/seafarer-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison-for-brutal...

A Filipino seafarer has been sentenced to 20 years in U.S. prison for the brutal murder of a direct supervisor on board a MSC containership off the coast of California.

Stakeholders slam 'irresponsible' news on maritime

Stakeholders slam 'irresponsible' news on maritime
Yashika F. Torib November 9, 2022 https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/11/09/business/maritime/stakeholders-sl...

STAKEHOLDERS and leaders of the Philippine maritime industry slammed the "irresponsible" publication of local news materials which raised immediate global concerns from foreign shipping employers.

Hontiveros: ‘High time’ to call Marina, Ched to Senate probe on seafarers’ training

Hontiveros: ‘High time’ to call Marina, Ched to Senate probe on seafarers’ training
Maila Ager - November 08, 2022 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1690588/hontiveros-high-time-to-call-marin...

MANILA, Philippines— It is high time the Senate summons the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) following the country’s reported non-compliance with international standards for seafarers’ training.

Amid seafarers’ fears, MARINA says no need to be alarmed on possible EU ban

Amid seafarers’ fears, MARINA says no need to be alarmed on possible EU ban
Anjo Bagaoisan, Nov 06 2022 https://news.abs-cbn.com/spotlight/11/06/22/marina-downplays-worries-on-...

MANILA — Filipino seafarers do not need to fear for their jobs on European Union (EU)-flagged vessels, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) said.

ARTA, agencies seek to establish ‘one-stop shop’ for shipping industry permits

ARTA, agencies seek to establish ‘one-stop shop’ for shipping industry permits
CNN Philippines Staff Nov 8, 2022 https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/11/8/ARTA--agencies-seek-to-est...

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 8) — The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and other regulators are working to create a “one-stop shop” for the shipping industry to streamline its process of granting permits.

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