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PH carriers against TABS at North Harbor

PH carriers against TABS at North Harbor

Aug. 29 | The Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) is opposing plans to implement a Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) at the Manila North Harbor (NH), saying it will only add to costs. PLSA, in a position paper submitted to the Philippine Ports...

Quick Reliable, Ceres, Xend partner to boost cargo delivery in Visayas, Mindanao

Quick Reliable, Ceres, Xend partner to boost cargo delivery in Visayas, Mindanao

Aug. 13 | At the recent signing ceremony involving Quick Reliable, bus company Ceres, and e-commerce and logistics company Xend Business Solutions, from left to right, Quick Board Member Dennis Trajano, Ceres Board Member Ricardo Yanson, Jr., Quick chairman Victorico...

Truckers seek repeal of DOTr order on 15-year truck age limit

Truckers seek repeal of DOTr order on 15-year truck age limit

Aug. 6 | The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) is requesting the Department of Transportation to revoke a new department order that will effectively phase out trucks aged 15 years and above, asking instead that roadworthiness be...

CCBI: Anti-Agri Smuggling Act IRR needs revision

CCBI: Anti-Agri Smuggling Act IRR needs revision

Jul. 26 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is asking the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) to amend a customs order implementing the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 to correct a definition that it claims effectively disenfranchises and outlaws...

BOC’s tight balancing act: Trade facilitation and revenue generation

BOC’s tight balancing act: Trade facilitation and revenue generation

Jul. 17 | Much has transpired a year since Philippine Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon assumed the leadership of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in July 2016. He came into office after the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA)–the law that overhauls...

DOTr order effectively imposes 15-year age limit for trucks

DOTr order effectively imposes 15-year age limit for trucks

Jul. 16 | Trucking organizations are seeking a dialogue with government to discuss a new order by the Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) that effectively imposes a 15-year age limit on trucks-for-hire, saying no consultation was held for the order...

Manila North Harbor wraps up first phase of port modernization

Manila North Harbor wraps up first phase of port modernization

Jul. 13 | Manila North Harbour Port, Inc chief executive officer Richard Barclay (leftmost) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago (fourth from the right) together with officers of San Miguel Corp. and PPA Board of Directors...

Cargo bus service underpins Quick Reliable’s customized logistics solutions

Cargo bus service underpins Quick Reliable’s customized logistics solutions

Jul. 9 | Quick Reliable’s cargo bus service involves the loading of commercial cargoes in the bellies of passenger buses which are then driven onto roll-on/roll-off vessels. Supply chain solutions provider Quick Reliable (formerly known as QRS or Quick Reliable...

BOC adopts remedial measures to clear Maersk-transported cargoes

BOC adopts remedial measures to clear Maersk-transported cargoes

Jul. 5 | Photo from www.maersk.com The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is implementing special remedial procedures to clear cargoes carried by Maersk Line affected by last week’s global cyber attack that downed the shipping giant’s systems. Maersk was one...

Cebu container terminal construction set to begin mid-2018

Cebu container terminal construction set to begin mid-2018

Jun. 28 | Construction of the new P9.2-billion Cebu International Container Port (CICP) is expected to start in July 2018 and end three years later, according to Cebu Port Authority (CPA) general manager Angelo Verdan. In a text message to PortCalls, Verdan said...
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