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Bimco presses for a more accurate method to verify ships’ compliance with 0.5% sulfur cap

Bimco presses for a more accurate method to verify ships’ compliance with 0.5% sulfur cap

Jul. 16 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should adopt more accurate sulfur verification procedures and an effective implementation plan for complying with the IMO 2020 rule, said the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco), adding that...

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...

HMM launches two new box ships retrofitted with scrubbers

HMM launches two new box ships retrofitted with scrubbers

Jul. 11 | Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), South Korea’s largest shipping liner, launched last week one of its two newly built 11,000-TEU container ships that were retrofitted with sulfur oxide (SOx) scrubber systems. The HMM Promise was launched July 5 in...

ASEAN countries launch project to protect marine environment

ASEAN countries launch project to protect marine environment

Jul. 9 | Seven countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have launched a four-year initiative to improve the environmental health of the seas in the region by implementing key marine environment protection treaties, according to the International...

Use depots outside MM, DOTr advises importers to help resolve empty return issues

Use depots outside MM, DOTr advises importers to help resolve empty return issues

Jul. 8 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given its assurance it is working on resolving issues with the return of empty containers. Transport assistant secretary for maritime Fernando Juan Perez, in a text message to PortCalls, said DOTr...

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...

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,...

PPA spending P158M to expand Coron port

PPA spending P158M to expand Coron port

Jun. 26 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is expanding the Port of Coron in Palawan in view of growing cargo and passenger volumes. PPA is spending P158 million this year to expand Coron port’s yard and wharf, Coron Terminal Management Office (TMO) division...

PH newest Asia Pacific cruise destination—PPA

PH newest Asia Pacific cruise destination—PPA

Jun. 23 | The Philippines is ready to handle the demands of international cruise ships as Manila South Harbor successfully serviced its biggest cruise vessel to date, according to Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago. Manila...
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