Crew Pay Increases In 2018 After Years of Stagnation

The latest Manning Annual Review and Forecast report by shipping consultancy Drewry states that cost growth has returned to seafaring in 2018 and will continue to accelerate at a moderate pace on recovering vessel earnings and continued shortfall officer numbers. This is following years of stagnation due to the depressed state of most cargo markets […]

“LNG is A Benefit to the Philippines” – Asian Development Bank

According to an energy expert from Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Philippines will benefit through the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to support power generation and making it part of its energy mix. LNG has been proven to be a good fuel for ships, especially for those in the light of ever-tightening emission regulations. […]

A Seafarer’s Guide to Social Media

Social media has taken over the general population. Everywhere you go, people have their smartphones open to browse Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other famous social media platforms. Even in the seafaring industry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a seafarer without social media, as it is one way for them to connect to their families. Industry-wise, […]

Newly-Appointed MARINA Admin Guerrero Encourages Employees to Serve the People at MARINA Flag Raising Ceremony

Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, the newly-appointed MARINA administrator and former AFP Chief of Staff, implored for officials and employees to serve clients with professionalism, integrity, and excellence as he presided over MARINA’s 5th Flag Raising Ceremonies for 2018 last May 9. Guerrero imparted lessons to take note of while undergoing maritime training in the Philippines. […]

85% See Autonomous Shipping As Threat to Safety, Nautilus Survey Says

UK-based seafaring union Nautilus International conducted a survey among almost 1,000 respondents made up of maritime professionals worldwide about their perception of autonomous shipping. Published on their website on February 28, 2018, the survey finds a prevalent doubt among 85% of the respondents towards autonomous shipping, with special concern towards the safety of such technology. […]