PHILIPPINES OPENS VARIOUS PORTS AS CREW CHANGE HUBS

Published: December 11, 2020

The Philippines Department of Transportation, in keeping with its commitment to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, has activated ports to serve as crew change hubs in different parts of the country.

The initial crew change hubs in the Ports of Manila and Subic have been followed by Port Capinpin in Bataan, and recently the Ports of Cebu and Davao. The Port of Batangas remains to be activated.

The government has set up One-Stop-Shops to facilitate crew changes in these ports which may be subject to different regulations and protocols as determined in coordination with the local government units concerned.

Further details are available from our Correspondents http://www.delrosariolaw.com, or via local agents.

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