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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...

HCPTI permit to operate Harbour Centre extended by 10 years

HCPTI permit to operate Harbour Centre extended by 10 years

Jun. 20 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has extended by a decade the permit of Harbour Centre Port Terminal, Inc. (HCPTI) to operate Harbour Centre, its bulk and breakbulk terminal in Manila. In a text message, PPA assistant general manager for operations...

PH shipping lines start using safe transit corridor

PH shipping lines start using safe transit corridor

Jun. 1 | Philippine domestic shipping lines welcomed the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) implementation of a recommended transit corridor (RTC) in Moro Gulf and Basilan Strait. The safe passage in Mindanao has been created in response to rising piracy...

PPA oversight body created to identify, resolve Manila North Harbor issues

PPA oversight body created to identify, resolve Manila North Harbor issues

May. 22 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has created an operations oversight committee to look into concerns of stakeholders using the Manila North Harbor and ensure the efficient movement of goods passing through the port. Operations Memorandum Order (OMO)...

CCBI labels as unfair suspension process for erring customs brokers

CCBI labels as unfair suspension process for erring customs brokers

Apr. 9 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is set to meet with Philippine Customs Deputy Commissioner Natalio Ecarma III to tackle the issue of show cause orders and suspension of erring customs brokers, saying they find the process to be unfair. Newly...
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