October 30th, 2012 Filipino makes history after being named as new President of International Shipping Association

The International Shipping Industry’s Trade Association known as InterManager recently elected Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTC) Vice-Chairman and CEO Gerardo A. Borromeo as its President making him the first Filipino and first Asian to hold the prestigious position.

October 26th, 2012 Hazard Pay for Filipino Seafarers cleared in new POEA Resolution

Manila, Philippines – A new resolution was recently passed by The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to clarify the benefits of Filipino seafarers passing through high-risk areas entitled Governing Board (GB) Resolution No. 12 of 2012.

October 3rd, 2012 ASEAN Maritime Forum to be held in the Philippines

The third ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Maritime Forum or AMF is set to be held in the Philippines on October 3-5 this year which will also include the first Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF).

September 28th, 2012 IMO Appointment in Steering Group to help protect the interest of Filipino Seafarers

The Department of Foreign Affairs recently reported that Philippine Embassy in London Minister Francisco Noel Fernandez III was appointed to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Steering Group by the IMO Secretary General.

September 25th, 2012 Demand for Filipinos to man yachts in Europe grows

The preference and demand for Filipino seafarers continues to grow as privately owned yachts in the European Region look for Filipino crew members.

September 3rd, 2012 Seafarers and Maritime Stakeholders looking forward to MLC 2006 Implementation

A seafarer’s right for safe and secure workplace, fair terms of employment, decent working conditions and medical care will finally be established as the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) is set to be implemented in a year’s time.

August 29th, 2012 Big vacancies in the Global Maritime Industry to be filled by Filipino Seafarers

Manila, Philippines – Pre-employment Services of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Director Nini Lanto recently talked about the vast opportunities for Filipino seafarers in the maritime industry as numerous European and Japanese marine officers are estimated to retire soon. 

August 24th, 2012 MARINA OIC confident in producing more competent Filipino Seafarers in the future

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) officer-in-charge Nicasio Conti recently assured international shipping companies that the Philippine government is keen on continuously producing more qualified and competent seafarers.