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Immediate adoption of e-AWB in PH urged

Immediate adoption of e-AWB in PH urged

Nov. 9 | The Philippine air cargo industry should not wait for government to mandate the use of electronic messaging and electronic submission of air waybill and should already start implementing such processes, according to an official of the International Air...

Formal entry queueing system extended to MICP

Formal entry queueing system extended to MICP

Nov. 8 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has extended to the Manila International Container Port (MICP) the implementation of a queueing system for its Formal Entry Division (FED). The first-come-first-served queuing system was first introduced at the Port of Manila...

NorthRail dispute settled out of court

NorthRail dispute settled out of court

Nov. 8 | North Luzon Railways Corporation (Northrail) has concluded an out-of-court settlement agreement over its dispute with China National Machinery & Equipment Corp. Group, now named China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH), the former...

Rerouting, transport bans to prevail during ASEAN Summit

Rerouting, transport bans to prevail during ASEAN Summit

Nov. 8 | The Philippine government has set restrictions for air, water, and land transport operations before, during, and after the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit to ensure the security of the delegates and the smooth flow of traffic...

18 luxury cars intercepted at Manila port

18 luxury cars intercepted at Manila port

Nov. 8 | Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña (rightmost) inspects a shipment of undervalued luxury cars at a Manila port. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. Eighteen luxury cars worth more than P107 million were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) due...

Lack of infra, onerous processes hinder ASEAN economic integration

Lack of infra, onerous processes hinder ASEAN economic integration

Nov. 8 | Inadequate physical facilities, cumbersome procedures, and varying international business standards are the major stumbling blocks in sustaining the free flow of goods among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, international...

Manual untagging of red lane shipments with legit goods ordered

Manual untagging of red lane shipments with legit goods ordered

Nov. 6 | Philippine Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has allowed the manual untagging of shipments at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port (MICP) that have been subjected to x-ray inspection but are not suspected to contain smuggled or...

ICTSI complies with conditions for purchase of MNHPI shares

ICTSI complies with conditions for purchase of MNHPI shares

Nov. 6 | International Container Terminal Services, Inc recently signed a share purchase agreement with Petron, which owns 35% shares of Manila North Harbour Port Inc (MNHPI), operator of the Manila North Harbor. Photo courtesy of MNHPI. International Container...

Competition body oks Chelsea Logistics’ Starlite Ferries purchase

Competition body oks Chelsea Logistics’ Starlite Ferries purchase

Nov. 6 | The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp.’s (CLHC) acquisition of Starlite Ferries, Inc. In decision number 29 M-036/2017 signed October 26, the PCC resolved that it will take no further action on CLHC’s...

BOC issues order on application of “square root rule” to red-tagged shipments

BOC issues order on application of “square root rule” to red-tagged shipments

Nov. 6 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has provided new guidelines on the implementation of the square root rule for shipments with multiple containers that are tagged “red” under the agency’s selectivity system. BOC deputy commissioner for Assessment...
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