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The Hankyu Ferries in the Philippines

The Philippines, in decades past, was the destination, after sales, of two pairs of Hankyu Ferries. The four were actually sisters ships but it was not obvious at the start. 944 more words

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The Short Career of the Beautiful Liner M/S St. Francis of Assisi

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In the year 1994, the liner wars were already heating up in the Philippine inter-island routes. This was the effect of the liberalization and modernization efforts by the new administration of President Fidel V. 1,049 more words

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The Shipping Modernization and Liberalization Program of President Fidel V. Ramos, the Formation of WG&A, the Responses of Sulpicio Lines and Negros Navigation and the Aftermath

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Early in his term, President Fidel V. Ramos enunciated his policy of shipping liberalization and of modernizing the maritime sector. There was no question then that the maritime industry stagnated in the crisis of the 1980’s. 1,219 more words

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