July 3rd, 2019 Ph vows to remain as world’s top source for quality seafarers

Manila, Philippines – The government vows to improve the quality of maritime education in the country as it bids to maintain its reputation as the world’s leading provider of quality seafarers.

July 3rd, 2019 Group asks ILO to make ‘wellness training’ mandatory for seafarers

An international seafarers group called on the International Labor Organization (ILO) to include wellness training as a minimum requirement for seafarers working on board a ship due saying depression causes many suicides at sea.

June 22nd, 2019 Crossworld Joins 13th FAME fun run

Manila, Philippines – Crossworld employees and cadets took some time off to join the 13th Filipino Association for Marine’s Employment Inc. (FAME) fun run race last June 22.

June 20th, 2019 6 Diana Scholars among PMMA Class of 2019

San Narciso, Zambales - Six Diana Shipping scholars in the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy have completed their courses and are now part of the company’s crew.

June 17th, 2019 Diana Shipping Crew Honored for time in service

Manila, Philippines – Several Diana Shipping crew members are recognized for their valuable contribution and years in service in an award ceremony held in Makati Shangri-la Hotel in Makati last June 17.

June 5th, 2019 Shipping Firms Brace for Implementation of Sulphur Cap In 2020

Shipping companies have begun taking measures for the upcoming implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulphur cap. Under the new cap, ships will have to use fuel oil on board with a sulphur content of no more than 0.50 percent mass by mass (m/m), compared with the current 3.50 percent, which has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2012.

June 5th, 2019 Ph Becomes First Country to use ‘block chain’ for Certification

The Philippines is the first country in the world to use blockchain technology for seafarers’ certifications via the Navozyme-Certificate Authentication Platform (N-CAP).a maritime blockchain innovator and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) recently signed an agreement to use blockchain technology to enhance the exchange of data and information between Marina and the stakeholders in the seafaring industry.

May 20th, 2019 Golden Union Officer’s Seminar: Strengthening Competence of Seafarers

Philippines – The latest Golden Union Officer’s seminar was a resounding success as crewmembers and cadets participated in the three-day event held at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in Zambales from May 20-22.