PH Seafarers Need Upskilling for Shift To ‘Green’ Fuels

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Philippines President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr has directed the country’s maritime and education authorities to work closely with the shipping industry to ensure Filipino seafarers have the skills needed for future fuels and digitalisation, reports Seatrade Maritime News.

Decarbonization and crew training

The Philippines is the world’s largest supplier of crew to international shipping and speaking to the ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping: Seafarer 2050’ event in Manila the President said they were proud of the title of the seafaring capital of the world and opportunities and wealth it creates for the country.

I thus insure everyone that this government will continue strengthening maritime related policies and protecting our seafarers and their loved ones,” President Marcos Jr said.

A key challenge facing the shipping industry going forward is decarbonisation and having crew training to operate alternative fuels such as methanol and ammonia safely.

The summit organised by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Transport Workers Federations (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council Ltd. (IMEC) with the Filipino Shipowners Association (FSA), bringing together shipowners, employers, government and unions.

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Source: Seatrade Maritime News


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