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.

May 2nd, 2019 World Class Training Center for Filipino seafarers to be built in Manila

Manila, Philippines - One of the world’s leading cruise company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., is planning to put up new, state-of-the-art training facility in the Philippines. The company is now in development and construction of the ‘Norwegian Cruise Line Center of Excellence’ which is a 200,000-square-foot establishment that will serve both new and existing shipboard team members across the company and will provide training for various onboard service areas.

May 2nd, 2019 Revisions on Ph Maritime Programs Await Approval

Manila, Philippines - The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is still waiting for the final approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on the revised policies on maritime educational programs meant to solve the competency issues of Filipino seafarers.

May 2nd, 2019 Ph gov’t to develop standards for shipbuilding, ship repair

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to develop the Philippine National Standards (PNS) for the shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) sector.

April 3rd, 2019 AIMS Shipping Holds Safety Conference

Manila, Philippines – Aims Shipping, a ship Management Company and one of Crossworld Marine Services Inc.’s clients held another conference last April 3, 2019. The theme of the conference was ‘Embracing Aims Safety Culture for Shipping Excellence’ and was held at the Crossworld Training Area, at Sage House Bldg, Makati City.

April 2nd, 2019 PH vows to keep IMO ‘White List’ status

Manila, Philippines - The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Department of Transportation vowed to improve the current state of the maritime education and fully comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) as it aim to maintain its ‘White List’ status in the International Maritime Organization (IMO).