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PH eyes development of sea linkages to boost Mindanao growth

PH eyes development of sea linkages to boost Mindanao growth

Jun. 4 | Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and National Economic Development Authority director general Dr Emmanuel Esguerra The Philippine government is developing and enhancing certain sea routes connecting Mindanao with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

Proposed Cebu container terminal essential for growing trade

Proposed Cebu container terminal essential for growing trade

May. 23 | Cebu Port Authority general manager Edmund Tan at the first Visayas Shipping Conference 2016 With the trade boom in the region, Cebu needs to establish a new container terminal in anticipation of bigger cargo volume and as a long-term solution to congestion...

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

May. 11 | Atty. Annabel Pulvera-Page, legal and corporate development manager and chief legal officer of Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp, said a dry run of the system to implement the verified gross mass ruling in the Port of Cebu is scheduled on June 1. The...

DICT’s Phase 2 expansion to double port capacity to 700,000 TEUs

DICT’s Phase 2 expansion to double port capacity to 700,000 TEUs

May. 11 | Davao International Container Terminal vice president and assistant general manager Bonifacio Licayan during his presentation at the Mindanao Shipping Conference 2016 in Davao City. Just two years after its initial operation, Davao International Container...

Lower freight rates tops Davao, Cebu shippers’ wish list

Lower freight rates tops Davao, Cebu shippers’ wish list

May. 11 | The recent Visayas Shipping Conference 2016 organized by PortCalls and the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association tackled problems of the cargo transport industry, including high domestic freight rates. Shippers from Cebu and Davao...

Customs modernization act now awaiting PH President’s signature

Customs modernization act now awaiting PH President’s signature

May. 5 | Bureau of Customs Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group deputy commissioner Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero at the recent Mindanao Shipping Conference 2016 The Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) was transmitted on May 3 to the Office of the...

Mindanao & Visayas shipping conferences set 27-28 April 2016

Mindanao & Visayas shipping conferences set 27-28 April 2016

Apr. 17 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Transport stakeholders will converge for the second Mindanao Shipping Conference on April 27, 2016 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao and the first Visayas Shipping Conference on April 28, 2016 at...

PH gov’t sees sustained eco growth but stays alert for downside risks

PH gov’t sees sustained eco growth but stays alert for downside risks

Mar. 21 | Socio-economic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority director-general Dr Emmanuel Esguerra expressed confidence in the country’s economic outlook for 2016 and beyond, but noted potential headwinds such as Japan’s fragile...

PH stakeholders press for implementing rules on IMO verified gross mass policy

PH stakeholders press for implementing rules on IMO verified gross mass policy

Mar. 16 | Calls are mounting for the release of Philippine government guidelines concerning the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) policy on verified gross mass (VGM), with effectivity of the regulation less than four months away. There was much confusion...

PH logistics roadmap unveiled

PH logistics roadmap unveiled

Mar. 14 | At the launch of the Philippine Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Roadmap on March 8, L to R: Liza Almonte, PortCalls publisher; Clem Cruz, UP Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis (IDEA) executive director; Remrick Patagan, IDEA research...
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