All’s well that ends well at North Harbor

It’s a fait accompli: the 25-year concession for the Manila North Harbor, the Philippines’ main domestic cargo/passenger terminal, is going to Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc (HCPTI) and its joint venture partner, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. The contract award should come sometime in September after a post-bidding evaluation by the Philippine Ports Authority. We would have liked to congratulate the […]

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Mary Lou Arcelo casts a long shadow

‘I am seventy.’ She says it as though it were a court verdict and a declaration of victory at the same time. Mrs Arcelo, who is arguably the Philippines’ most prominent maritime educator, celebrated her birthday on 28th May – the same day former New York City mayor Rudolph W Giuliani and African-American R&B/soul icon Gladys Knight both turned 65. […]

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What’s with Fabia’s campaign vs FEMFI?

PNTC Colleges president Hernani Fabia can grin with satisfaction. The training organisation which he put up and parlayed into a full-fledged and noteworthy maritime academy is on its 16th year of operation. PNTC’s 15th anniversary on 27th May saw the inauguration of its simulated hotel facilities and a spanking new full-mission bridge simulator from Transas, the latest from the global […]

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