Archive for February, 2010

Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies Directories – Part 13

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The list of Philippine Shipping and Manning Companies provided in this article, and their information including their links would help a lot in finding what you need. This list connects to the previous related articles posted in the maritime category. You can subscribe for updates by using your email for free to get instant update about this post.

    • MARIMAR SHIPPING AGENCY CORPORATION

2686 2/F SOUTH AVENUE MAKATI CITY
Phone: 8976364-65/8969962/8908
Fax: 8968720

    • MARITIME FACTORS INC

S101 MF EASTGATE CTR. BLDG. 169 EDSA MANDALUYONG
Phone: 5337228/ 5333929

    • MARITIME SERVICES & MANAGEMENT INC

1517 F.AGONCILLO ST ERMITA MANILA
Phone: 5219805 / 5212436

    • MARSAMAN MANNING AGENCY INC.

G/F MATIMYAS BLDG 101 E.RODRIGUEZ AVE Q.C.
Phone: 7493178/ 79 / 7493128/29
Fax: 7129956
Email: marsanet@skyinet.net

    • MARSUN SHIPPING CORPORATION

3/F DUVAL BLDG 669 AURORA BLVD QUEZON CITY
Phone: 7260806/7274234

    • MARYVILLE MANILA, INC.

S702 & 703 7F ERMITA CTR BLDG 1350 ROXAS BLVD ERMITA MANILA
Phone: 5265976 / 5265978
Fax: 5264865
Email: Maryville@pacific.net.ph

    • MATAGUMPAY MARITIME, INC.

RM.217 MANUFACTURERS BLDG STA CRUZ MANILA
Phone: 7337651/ 7337302
Fax: 7337657

    • MAUNLAD TRANS INCORPORATED

3681 RTJ BLDG BAUTISTA ST PALANAN MKTI CITY
Phone: 5518935 / 5519426
Fax: 5518470

    • MECO MANNING AND CREWING SERVICES INC

U310&311 VAREB MANSION 1679 A.MABINI, MALATE MANILA
Phone: 5267855 / 5267869
Fax: 5264021

    • MED LINE PHILIPPINES INC

RMS 305 & 307 RAMAN CONDO 1130 P. TAMO MAKATI
Phone: 8995549/ 8951242
Fax: 8995546
Email: medline@mindgate.net

    • MEDBULK MARITIME MANAGEMENT CORP.

2F FOREX BLDG 1963 SAN M`LINO COR QUIRINO AVE MLA
Phone: 5258924 / 5369872/ 53698
Fax: 5250373
Email: medbulk@pacific.net.ph

    • MERCURY SHIPPING CORPORATION

18/F MARC 2000 TOWER TAFT AVE COR. SN ANDRES MLATE
Phone: 5213874/ 5262456/526245
Fax: 5219538
Email: virjenship@pacific.net.ph

    • METRO OVERSEAS SHIPPING AGENCY INC

RECIO BLDG 2F & 3F 231 ERMIN GARCIA ST Q.C.
Phone: 9125026 / 9125024/ 43755
Fax: 9125037
Email: recio@skyinet.net

    • MICHAELMAR PHILS., INC.

S1201A ERMITA CTR. BLDG. 1350 ROXAS BLVD. MLA.
Phone: 5264995 /5235560/536943
Fax: 5220194
Email: pmss@philonline.com

    • MICOMAR SHIPPING PHILS INC

3/F NAESS HSE 2215 L.GUINTO MALATE MANILA
Phone: 5213190 TO 91/ 5210796
Fax: 5210797
Email: Micomar@qinet.net

    • MINDANAO SEALINK INC (FOR MINDANAO SEALINK CORP)

2F-A PALACIO GRANDE BLDG GEN LUNA COR ANDA INTRAM
Phone: 5280206
Fax: 5277627
Email: msi@csi.com.ph

    • MINERVA MARINE AGENCY INC

1250 G/F JORGE BOCOBO ST. ERMITA, MANILA
Phone: 4000790-92
Fax: 4000817

    • MMSPHIL MARITIME SERVICES INC.(PHILASIA SHIPPING AGENCY CORP)

U102&103 MARBELLA II BLG 2071 ROXAS BLVD. MANILA MALATE MANILA
Phone: 5267456 -58
Fax: 5269140/ 5365115

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The Advantages of Determining the Ship Squat

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Calculating ship squat for a given condition can give us advantages. You can gain much more if you consider the effects of squat in planning your voyage, calculating cargo to load. A good practice of navigation skills through experience and constant learning will improve your knowledge and skill. Let’s try to summarize some of those tips that you can later apply onboard your ship.

Know the Speed to Use

Speed plays a role on ship squat. As we’ve mentioned in “Ship Squat“, speed decrease reduces ship squat considerably. The OOW (officer of the watch) or the pilot what speed to use to reduce squat. Imagine the money you save for repair in case the ship aground.

Be aware of How Much Cargo to Load

The Chief Officer could load the ship for a few extra centimetres (except when load line limits could be exceeded). This gives extra earning capacity for the ship. But remember, safety is the top priority. You’re not helping your ship-owner if you’re putting the ship in danger. Try to calculate the maximum cargo lift giving due regard to safety.

Less worries on claims

Time plays a vital role on shipping. If the ship grounds because of squat, you’re most likely off hire. Thus you lose money too. These kinds of incidents can cause several chained events. Claims will start adding up. The possibility of oil leakage can cause payment for clean up contractors. If the ship grounds on a busy river, you will be a continuous concern to harbour master.

Conclusion

Bottom line… Determining squat reduces the risk unwanted events happening to the ship. Through constant safety notices and rigorous inspection, professionalism and quality standards were able to establish. Guidelines were implemented and standardized the system of determining squat and reducing it.

Do this…

An added idea is to post a calculated squat table of your ship during ballast and loaded condition. You can post your comment and add your idea on the topic discussed above. Hearing from you would please all the readers of this site. You can bookmark this or link this post for your future reference.

Common Cargo Net

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Isn’t it amazing to know the materials used in creating a cargo net? In this article we will try to talk about those materials and how to make a cargo net.

On the previous article on cargo net I’ve explained a detailed amount of information about cargo net. You can read it one more time and add it as one of your reference article. This time we will talk about the materials used for cargo nets and how you can make your own cargo net.

What are the materials used for a Cargo Net?

People look at a cargo net as simply as it can be. But have you ever thought what materials they are made of? I’ve provided a list for you about this:

    • Polypropylene Yarn

It is a thermoplastic polymer, made by the chemical industry and used in a wide variety of applications, including packaging, textiles (for example ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive parts, and polymer banknotes. -by Wikipedia.com

    • High-density polyethylene

It is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. It takes 1.75 kilograms of petroleum (in terms of energy and raw materials) to make one kilogram of HDPE. HDPE is commonly recycled, and has the number “2” as its recycling symbol. -by Wikipedia.com

    • Elastic Rubber

It’s an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into various products. -by Word Net Web.Princeton.edu

    • Polyester and rubber

Polyester is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Although there are many types of polyester, the term “polyester” as a specific material most commonly refers to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Polyesters include naturally occurring chemicals, such as in the cutin of plant cuticles, as well as synthetics through step-growth polymerization such as polycarbonate and polybutyrate. Natural polyesters and a few synthetic ones are biodegradable, but most synthetic polyesters are not. -by Wikipedia.com

These are just among the common materials that cargo nets are made of. The video below shows you how you can make your own cargo net.



These series of articles can be bookmarked as your reference. You can place your comments or link to this article on your site. Take time to read “All about Cargo Net” and learn more about cargo nets.

All About Cargo Net

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Cargo Net has long been a useful equipment onboard the ship. You can use a cargo net on almost any kind of work onboard. How about its importance?

Before we go any further let us define what a cargo net is. A Cargo Net is a large square net made of rope in which cased or packaged cargo is carried into and out of a ship’s hold. Modern shipping has changed drastically and the use of cargo net as a means of handling cargo for ships was replaced by containerized system. But there are still some smaller merchant ships that use cargo net in handling their cargo.

Apart from the ship, a cargo net has plenty of uses. I’ve listed below some of common types of cargo nets:

    • Truck Bed Cargo Net

It is often made of a durable straps attached at the back of a pickup. You can use this either to cover the items beneath it or used as a bed when camping. Since it is made of strap, it still has its added comfort once decided for use as a bed.

    • Basket Cargo Net

This cargo net is placed on the top load of your SUV Car. If you’re on a camping trip or planning to transfer, you can often see this cargo net placed above the top-load of your SUV.

    • Motorcycle Cargo Net

This cargo net is handy especially to those motorcycle enthusiasts. Picture this, if you’re going to the grocery store, transporting the goods you buy is a problem. A reliable motorcycle cargo net is the cost-effective way to strap your good on your bike.

A cargo net sling is made of nylon and straps cargo together in a criss-cross pattern that usually forms a 12 x 14 foot square net. The four sides of the nets usually have steel rings sewn in which is used for pick up hoist line or hook. This cargo net is often onboard the ship and used for picking up provisions, store supply, etc.

    • Bungee Net / Cargo Net

This cargo net is commonly bought on your nearest Wal-Mart store. It is made of an elastic rope that has hooked on its 4 ends and middle ends for easy attachment. It serves the same purpose as a regular cargo net.

These are just a few of the types of cargo net. As you can see it’s not just for ships that they use cargo net. What about the uses of cargo nets? I’ll try to list them down for you.

  1. Cargo nets are often used on playground, tree houses and fields. It is useful in climbing up tree houses and playground.
  2. Sports centers use cargo nets for their netting. A good example of these sports are:
    • Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer games
  3. Gyms also use cargo net for training their athlete. You can find athletes climbing up and down these cargo nets as part of their routine exercise.
  4. Cargo nets are used in camping. It provides extra netting for tents or can be used in case of emergency.
  5. Cargo net can be used as a bridge. It’s handy especially when your outdoor.
  6. Cargo nets are useful during emergency. When transporting an injured person either by hoisting or carrying the person, a cargo net is a handy equipment to use in this situation.

There is no limit in using a cargo net. Either for fun or for carrying out a job, a cargo net is useful. You can add more into this by commenting or bookmarking this article. If you want to know more, subscribe to our mailing list.