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PPA’s Raul Santos retires

PPA’s Raul Santos retires

Jun. 30 | Raul Santos Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) officer-in-charge (OIC) and assistant general manager for Operations Raul Santos retired on June 29. Santos, who was named OIC early this year after former general manager Atty. Juan Sta. Ana stepped down from...

De Lima steps down as PEZA chief after 21 years

De Lima steps down as PEZA chief after 21 years

Jun. 30 | Philippine Economic Zone Authority director general Lilia de Lima is resigning so she can paint leisurely and tend to her garden. Photo from http://mepzcem.org/ Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia B. De Lima has announced...

PH shipping lines unfurl industry wish list

PH shipping lines unfurl industry wish list

Jun. 30 | Photo courtesy of Manila North Harbour Port Inc Streamlined registration, restored incentives, modernized ports—these are among key entries on the wish list the Philippine domestic shipping sector has for the incoming administration, according to local...

INTTRA develops e-platform for relaying verified box weight

INTTRA develops e-platform for relaying verified box weight

Jun. 30 | Global ocean shipping e-marketplace INTTRA is providing an electronic tool to enable port stakeholders to comply with the mandatory container weighing rule that will come into effect on July 1. The electronic VGM (verified gross mass), or eVGM, was developed...

BOC revokes OCOM clearance proviso for specific beverage imports

BOC revokes OCOM clearance proviso for specific beverage imports

Jun. 30 | The memorandum requiring some importers to obtain clearance from the Office of the Commissioner (OCOM) in order to secure the release of certain imported beverages, spirits, and juices has been withdrawn by the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs...

PPA details process for imposing export storage fees

PPA details process for imposing export storage fees

Jun. 30 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued a memorandum clarifying how storage charges for export cargoes are assessed. The clarification was issued in view of concerns aired over the way storage charges for outbound shipments are arrived at, PPA...

Lorenzo Shipping eyes turnaround after 2015 loss

Lorenzo Shipping eyes turnaround after 2015 loss

Jun. 30 | Photo from www.lorenzoshipping.com After posting losses in 2015, Philippine carrier Lorenzo Shipping Corporation (LSC) hopes to engineer a turnaround to profit this year through strategic measures such as route rationalization. The company reported a...

BOC auctions off P23M worth of seized wares

BOC auctions off P23M worth of seized wares

Jun. 30 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is eyeing more than P23.5 million in sales from the public auction of 62 containers of various goods at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). BOC’s Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD) disposed of 17 forty-foot...

Developer in P38B deal to erect international port city in Davao

Developer in P38B deal to erect international port city in Davao

Jun. 29 | From left to right: Mega Harbour Port and Development, Inc. president Engr. Victor S. Songco, outgoing Davao mayor and President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, and Mega Harbour Chairman of the Board Reghis M. Romero II. An agreement reached between President-elect...

Use of cold stores in PH agri smuggling exposed

Use of cold stores in PH agri smuggling exposed

Jun. 29 | Senator Cynthia Villar is asking the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP) to police the cold storage industry, as she divulged information that smugglers are using cold storages in the provinces to conduct illicit trade. The Senate Agriculture...
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