Archive for February, 2012

Maritime Transport and State Aid

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The competition policies regarding Maritime Transport must always be incorporated with the state aid. While they had proposed to engage the subject on a dual front, it must be done in different ways rather than connected with company practices.

The different variables involved in the latter case are the intra and extra Community markets. These two variables have successfully scored in dual competition policy. With regards to the state aid, the Member States is the only one who has provided an aid, which is now the variable present.  In result, only a single policy is needed that is based on an application of the derogation that is even-handed.

This derogation is based on the Community’s need to maintain development in employment and economic terms. It is also based on the international competition’s special nature in the maritime sector. This, therefore, made the commission amend the ground rules in the maritime sector on its state aids. This choice was made to reduce the types of troubles that the Community shippers that are registered compared to the ones registered with other flags. This link between the flag and state aid is a lead to gain support to have the registers maintained at an international level, having problems dealt internally.

To carry out a policy as such, the Community has to take in consideration the different kinds of national approaches. This though may have different priorities as it depends on the various merchant fleet characters. The priorities include flag fleet maintenance, fitting-out, or a particular market segment. Nonetheless, maintenance of certain fundamental principles should be implemented and the common interests, admissibility of competition distortions, and transparency should still be in link through the state aid.

The internationally agreed measures and aid have this link, which is intended to be implemented by the Community so that they can liberalize world level transport. The progresses made should have a distinct effect on the derogations involved, though a recent collapse in the maritime transport discussions depicts a sign that liberalization is unlikely to make a noteworthy headway any time soon. Therefore, they must always anticipate an increase in protecting measures.

We should not forget that despite the emphasis placed on the state aid roles in the ad effects of international competition distortions, it also provides training support, research, and employment. The maritime transport aid is also connected to maritime industries, therefore, investments on the different sects are affected directly.

Maritime Intermodal System Policy

Monday, February 13th, 2012

A variety of ideas have been made known for Community action with the definite purpose of promoting the merchant fleet of Europe. These will be implemented within the scope of the general transport policy.

Their first idea is to point out that the Maritime transport is an important part of this economic sector. Thus, its role should ensure to fluid movement of both persons and goods. The provided services should depend between both public and private company competition, and also on infrastructure which are mostly owned by a public sector.

The Community conceived a common transport policy that is fixed to achieving a mobility that is sustainable by an intermodal system that includes maritime transport. It has been complained by operators in the sector that maritime transport, in those measures to promote the intermodal system, is somehow marginalized. Though until now, it was never found out whether or not the complains were justified. They had put to thought that the best way for efficiency and competition to be promoted, they have to have the maritime transport integrated into a Community transport system.

Progress has been seen in a physical level in the development of a combined transport. It has been manifested with the amplified use of containers and improved equipment of port handling. But despite these, certain administrative and legal problems remain. Two of it is the easy access to port services and the simplifying of control procedures and customs for the maritime goods and persons. The former is a condition that is essential for the stipulation of the competitive port services.

The question of Interoperability remains, if the possibility of an efficient intermodal transport system that would be able to facilitate shipment from one means of transport to another would be sufficient. The type of integration would be achieved if the routes and clockwork of the vehicles are to be coordinated. This would result to minimized delays though legal and administrative restrictions as well as the increased technology use are not involved.

One example of a multimodal integration is sea or river transport. A minimum number of transshipments with goods are allowed to be carried inlands.The various forms of short sea shipping also have an important role to play in the process of integration. The companies that would combine together to have a transport service that is comprehensive with their coordination would certainly benefit from all of this.

Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies Directories – Part 31

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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.

    • UNIVAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PHILIPPINES INCORPORATED

SUITE 700, ERMITA CTR BLG 1350 ROXAS BLVD. ERMITA MANILA
Phone: 5214143/5214018/5214387
Fax: 5221425

    • UNLAD SHIP MANNING & MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

U-B (2/F) & U4A (4F), GANARE BLDG, 2241 TAFT AVE MALATE MANILA
Phone: 5365575/5368898
Fax: 5365575

    • VAR-ORIENT SHIPPING COMPANY INC

NO.7902 LAWAAN SAN ANTONIO VILL SAN ANTONIO VILLAGE MAKATI
Phone: 8903561/8903563/8903564
Fax: 8903562/8995310
eMail: varco@pacific.net.ph

    • VEGA MANILA CREWMANAGEMENT INC

U125&126 THE COLUMBIA TOWERS ORTIGAS AVE MANDALUYONG
Phone: 7251840/7226588
Fax: TELEFAX 7259400
website: www.vega-manila.com

    • VENTIS MARITIME CORPORATION

1F K LINE BLG SEASIDE DR C BUSS PARK I D MACAPAGAL PASAY CITY
Phone: 556-2921/556-2926
Fax: 5252623

    • VERITAS MARITIME CORP

15/F MARC2000 1973 TAFT AVE. MALATE MANILA
Phone: 3380319/5261034/5243661
Fax: 3380318/ 5261029
eMail: veritas@csi.com.ph

    • VESTLAND MARITIME CORPORATION

3306-B MATANZAS ST BRGY PALANAN MAKATI
Phone: 5501833;5516508
Fax: 8327404
eMail: rick8vestland@yahoo.com

    • VETYARD TERMINALS & SHIPPING SERVICES INC

U309 JOLLIBEE PLAZA,EMERALD AVE, ORTIGAS PASIG CITY
Phone: 6313670/6313814
Fax: 633-4962

    • VICTORY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

5F SKK BLDG 63-65 SEN G.PUYAT AVE PASAY CITY
Phone: 8317296/98

    • VIR-JEN SHIPPING CORPORATION

18/F MARC 2000 TOWER 1973 TAFT COR SAN ANDRES MANILA
Phone: 5213874/5262456/5262457
Fax: 5219538
eMail: virjenship@pacific.net.ph

    • VISION MARINE CREWING SRVCS CORP

3/F-A PALACIO GRANDE, ANDA COR GEN. LUNA STS. INTRAMUROS MANILA
Phone: 5361424 / 3380708
Fax: 5280297

    • WALLEM MARITIME SERVICES INC

WALLEM PHILS BLDG LEGASPI COR BEATERIO INTRAMUROS MANILA
Phone: 5277991 TO 97
Fax: 5271795/ 3384236

    • WESTERN SHIPPING SOUTH EAST ASIA INC

1810 PRESTIGE TOWER EMERALD AVE ORTIGAS CTR ORTIGAS PASIG CITY
Phone: 6371753/6364698

    • Y.K. MARITIME AND AGENCY INC

S204 B&C ERMITA CTR BLDG 1350 ROXAS BLVD MANILA ERMITA MANILA
Phone: 5678881 TO 82
Fax: 5678883/5678884

    • ZUPHYR MANPOWER SERVICES INC

R202 204 & 308 LEYBA BLG 381 DASMARINAS ST BINONDO MANILA
Phone: 2431345 5505238
Fax: 892-3263


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