2019 MET Conference hosted by MARINA

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in partnership with the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), hosted the 2019 Maritime Education and Training (MET) Conference and Workshop in Manila last February 21-22, 2019. This was done to manifest trends in maritime training in the Philippines into assets for the industry in the country. More than 200 […]

Philippines Aiming For World-Class Ship Registry

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has expressed their plans to attract more foreign ship owners to register their ships in the Philippines. MARINA Officer-in-Charge Vice-Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. said that MARINA would be strengthening the Philippine Ship Registry as part of the 10-year Maritime Industry Plan (MIDP). Previously, the ship registry in the Philippines stood […]

MARINA presents maritime plan to International Maritime Organization

With the goal of making the Philippines a globally competitive maritime nation, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has submitted the maritime development roadmap to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The maritime industry development program (MIDP), spanning different projects within a period of 10 years, was presented to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim last November 23 […]

MARINA prepares final touches for ten-year maritime development initiative

The government’s decade-long maritime development program is nearing completion. The program is an initiative to serve as the fundamentals of reaching higher growth in the Philippines’ maritime industry across different sectors. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Planning and Policy Service Director Emmanuel Carpio stated that his group has reviewed and finalized priority programs with result frameworks […]

Maritime Industry Raises Alarm Over Decrease in Deployed Filipino Seafarers

With the drop in number of Filipino seafarers deployed in international shipping vessels, the local maritime industry has raised alarm among professionals. This is after the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) reported that the deployment of sea-based Filipino workers had decreased at around 65,000 in 2017, as compared to 2016. It was also reported that […]