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PH cargo throughput up slightly in Jan-May

PH cargo throughput up slightly in Jan-May

Jul. 11 | Total throughput reached 98.89 million metric tons (mmt) for the first five months of the year compared to the 98.46 mmt handled in the same period last year. Cargo volume handled by Philippine ports in the first five months of the year grew slightly...

P6B to be invested in 109 PPA infrastructure projects in 2018

P6B to be invested in 109 PPA infrastructure projects in 2018

Jul. 11 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has earmarked close to P6 billion to fund more than 100 port projects this year to further boost its infrastructure investment drive as the agency marks its 44th anniversary this July. PPA in a statement said the...

BOI firms’ duty-free perk for capital equipment, parts imports extended

BOI firms’ duty-free perk for capital equipment, parts imports extended

Jul. 10 | The incentive allowing the duty-free importation of capital equipment, spare parts, and accessories by companies registered with the Philippine Board of Investment (BOI) has been extended by another year. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order...

LBC rides digital trend with 2 new e-commerce services

LBC rides digital trend with 2 new e-commerce services

Jul. 10 | LBC Express has launched two new services aimed at addressing the growing market trend of online shopping and e-commerce in the Philippines. LBC recently introduced its Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD) programs, utilizing two of the company’s...

PPA updates list of harbor pilots

PPA updates list of harbor pilots

Jul. 10 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued an updated roster of harbor pilots servicing 22 ports in the country. PPA assistant general manager for operations Hector Miole, through Operations Memorandum Circular (OMC) No. 03-2018, gave the updated...

BOC seeks more private sector input on advanced manifest system

BOC seeks more private sector input on advanced manifest system

Jul. 6 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is asking the private sector for more inputs on the implementation of the currently suspended advanced manifest system (AMS), Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG) deputy commissioner Atty. Edward James Dy Buco...

Marina details latest strategy to improve connectivity, reduce regulatory burden

Marina details latest strategy to improve connectivity, reduce regulatory burden

Jul. 6 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has listed its plans and programs to accomplish its aim of further connectivity, mainly by ensuring an economic, efficient, safe, secure, and adequate maritime transportation system. Domestic Shipping Service...

BOC overshoots June collection target

BOC overshoots June collection target

Jul. 3 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) collected revenues of P50.139 billion in June 2018, 4.9% higher than the P47.797-billion target for the month, and 41.6% more than the P35.417 billion it took in year-on-year, preliminary data from BOC’s Financial...

Lorenzo Shipping wins petition to drop BIR’s P2B tax case

Lorenzo Shipping wins petition to drop BIR’s P2B tax case

Jul. 3 | The Philippine Commission on Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted Lorenzo Shipping Corporation’s (LSC) petition to cancel the P2-billion tax deficiency case filed against the domestic liner by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The CTA Third Division,...

Cebu Pacific to operate dedicated cargo aircraft

Cebu Pacific to operate dedicated cargo aircraft

Jul. 3 | Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has signed an agreement with Swiss-based IPR Conversions Ltd. to convert two of the airline’s ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into dedicated cargo aircraft. This marks the first foray of Cebu Pacific in the operation...
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