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Higher shipping rates seen as PH carriers impose recovery charge

Higher shipping rates seen as PH carriers impose recovery charge

Jan. 16 | Most members of the Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) will impose a recovery charge following imposition of the excise tax on fuel under the new Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) Law. This development will lead to higher shipping...

BOC turns over P129M worth of dangerous drugs to PDEA

BOC turns over P129M worth of dangerous drugs to PDEA

Jan. 16 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) its biggest seizure of dangerous drugs to date, intercepted at the Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area, Manila. In a statement, Customs...

CAAP, PPA remit P7.34B in 2017 dividends to national gov’t

CAAP, PPA remit P7.34B in 2017 dividends to national gov’t

Jan. 16 | Transport agencies Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) have remitted billions of pesos to the national coffers in 2017, making them members of the “billionaires’ club,” an elite class of government-owned...

P22.6B contract on Cebu expressway development signed

P22.6B contract on Cebu expressway development signed

Jan. 16 | Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and subsidiary Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) have signed with Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) the contract to design and construct the 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX). CLJV...

MRAIL secures ISO certification for quality management system

MRAIL secures ISO certification for quality management system

Jan. 16 | The MRAIL team. Photo courtesy of MRAIL. Meralco subsidiary and rail company MRAIL Inc. has been conferred by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) a certification for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) compliance. MRAIL was...

BOC recalls exemption of PEZA, freeport zone shipments from x-ray inspection

BOC recalls exemption of PEZA, freeport zone shipments from x-ray inspection

Jan. 10 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has lifted the exemption from x-ray inspection of certain cargoes, including those bound for Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and freeport zones. In an unnumbered memorandum dated January 4, Customs Commissioner...

CCBI questions ‘improperly imposed’ customs penalties on shipments

CCBI questions ‘improperly imposed’ customs penalties on shipments

Jan. 10 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is requesting the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to revisit actions taken by assessment officers, specifically the alleged improper imposition of penalties and surcharge on...

10-year PH maritime master plan ready by late 2018

10-year PH maritime master plan ready by late 2018

Jan. 10 | The Philippine Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) aims to finish its 10-year maritime industry roadmap, which now includes maritime cruise and logistics, by the third quarter of this year. Former Marina administrator Marcial Quirico Amaro III, in an...

Mindanao Container Terminal users press anew for return of x-ray inside port premises

Mindanao Container Terminal users press anew for return of x-ray inside port premises

Jan. 10 | Stakeholders of Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) are once again asking that the physical inspection of their boxes be returned to the terminal area to do away with the added fees they incur because inspection takes place outside the port. In a letter...

Duterte names Hermogino new Coast Guard head

Duterte names Hermogino new Coast Guard head

Jan. 10 | President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Elson Hermogino as the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Hermogino’s appointment paper was signed on January 4 but released only on January 8. He replaces Joel Garcia, who had been serving as...
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