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MARINA discusses updates on PH Maritime Industry with DG MOVE of European Commission

APRIL 5, 2024

Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Sonia Malaluan shared the country’s continuing efforts to improve its policies and systems relative to the ongoing compliance with the STCW 1978, as amended, to the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission during a meeting held on March 7, 2024, at the DG MOVE office in Brussels, Belgium. The Administrator also presented the programs under the updated MIDP 2028 and her priority projects for 2024.

Accompanying Administrator Malaluan were Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary for Maritime Mr. Elmer Sarmiento; Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg H.E. Jaime Victor Ledda; and Multisectoral Governance Council (MSGC) Chair, Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) CEO Gerardo Borromeo who met with Acting Director of MOVE-D (Waterborne) Ms. Fotini Ioannidou and Justyna Bartnicka.

DG MOVE was pleased to note the progress and updates on STCW as well as the priority agenda of the MARINA. For its part, DG MOVE has confirmed the status of the technical assistance that will be provided to the Philippines, starting from the 4th quarter of this year and running for three years or until 2027.

MOVE-D covers the directorate’s functions relating to safety, maritime transport, and logistics as well as ports and inland navigation. Also discussed were other areas of EU and PH collaboration and support, in particular, initiatives on GHG reduction and the comprehensive review of the STCW Convention and Code.


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