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Draft customs order sets new rules for movement of goods in free zones

Draft customs order sets new rules for movement of goods in free zones

Feb. 27 | The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have issued the draft order that will implement new rules for the admission, movement, and withdrawal of goods in free zones. Stakeholders may submit position papers on the draft until March...

PH logistics stakeholders bare industry prospects for 2017

PH logistics stakeholders bare industry prospects for 2017

Feb. 27 | Cargo transport service providers in the Philippines are keeping a positive but cautious outlook for 2017, concerned over domestic and global challenges that could affect the industry, even as they present a wish list to ensure the continued growth of...

Davao box terminal eyes throughput recovery in 2017

Davao box terminal eyes throughput recovery in 2017

Feb. 27 | Throughput at Davao International Container Terminal is expected to hit at least 300,000 twenty-foot equivalent units this year with recovery of banana plantations from the effects of last year’s El Niño. Photo courtesy of DICT. Davao International...

Going digital to unlock potential of PH air cargo industry

Going digital to unlock potential of PH air cargo industry

Feb. 27 | Cargo IT solutions provider CHAMP Cargosystems said it sees potential for further growth of the Philippine airfreight market if the industry can harness digitalization to its advantage. Arnaud Lambert, president and chief executive officer of CHAMP Cargosystems...

PH, China customs agencies partner in fight against drug smuggling

PH, China customs agencies partner in fight against drug smuggling

Feb. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have teamed up with China’s Fujian Provincial Drug Law Enforcement Agency in taking a strong stance against the entry of prohibited drugs into the Philippines. In a meeting...

PPA awaits nod to drop P19B Davao port upgrade, eyes lower project cost 

PPA awaits nod to drop P19B Davao port upgrade, eyes lower project cost 

Feb. 27 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty Jay Santiago speaking at the “Sea Change” maritime conference jointly organized by the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines and PortCalls on February 24. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is...

Harbor Star scores big in first overseas towing work this year

Harbor Star scores big in first overseas towing work this year

Feb. 27 | The 9,180-BHP MV Rho Cas delivered a barge to Vietnam from Japan. Photo from www.harborstar.com.ph/services/fleet_category/ahts Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc. (HSSSI) has already generated the equivalent of half of its 2016 revenues from towing services...

BOC introduces easy-to-follow info sheet for OFWs sending balikbayan boxes

BOC introduces easy-to-follow info sheet for OFWs sending balikbayan boxes

Feb. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a revised information sheet with easier to follow instructions for overseas Filipino workers and Filipinos residing abroad that want to send balikbayan (personal effects) boxes. The revised sheet was issued under...

Singapore Customs applies new excise duties on diesel fuels

Singapore Customs applies new excise duties on diesel fuels

Feb. 27 | New excise duties have been imposed on diesel fuels by Singapore Customs, the charges taking effect February 20, 2017. In Circular No: 03/2017 dated February 20, 2017, Lim Teck Leong, deputy director-general of corporate & facilitation at Singapore...

Launch of Indonesia’s Kertajati Airport to experience slight delay

Launch of Indonesia’s Kertajati Airport to experience slight delay

Feb. 27 | The Kertajati International Airport on the northeastern coast of West Java, Indonesia, is expected to become fully functional by June next year, three months behind schedule, according to the Ministry of Transport. Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi...
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