* IT IS SAID THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT CASES WHERE THE COST TO GET SIX MEN OFF AND ANOTHER SIX MEN ON A SHIP CAME TO $60,000, COMPARED TO NORMAL COSTS OF ABOUT $10,000.
Cost of repatriation is deterring crew changes, say seafarers
Published August 05, 2020 by Michelle Wiese Bockmann
3 ports in Luzon activated to serve as crew change hubs
Published August 22, 2020, 6:18 PM by Betheena Kae Unite
Three ports in Luzon were activated to serve as crew change hubs to address the global need for fresh crew of ships in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the maritime sector of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Port of Manila, Port of Capinpin in Bataan, and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone have been activated as crew change hubs.
* The Shell Tabangao refinery that will be converted into world-class import terminal
Shell shuts down refining to convert into world-class import terminal
Published August 13, 2020, 8:00 AM by Myrna M. Velasco
As a tough yet strategic choice to sustain its downstream oil market operations and to withstand the disruptive impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation has decided this week to permanently shut down its refining operations in the country — that’s after 58 long years of business presence.