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PH carriers, Marina fight exemption of transport from Public Service Act

PH carriers, Marina fight exemption of transport from Public Service Act

Mar. 22 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and shipping operators in the Philippines are opposing bills that propose to exempt transportation services from being a public utility, in the process effectively allowing 100% foreign ownership in the industry. Six...

PPA downgrades cargo, revenue outlook amid mining, exchange rate blues

PPA downgrades cargo, revenue outlook amid mining, exchange rate blues

Mar. 22 | From substantial cargo and revenue growth recorded in 2016, the Philippine Ports Authority is anticipating “nominal” growth this year due to volatility of the Philippine currency as well as the expected drop in output of the local mining industry. “Last...

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets accreditation as off-dock customs facility

ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets accreditation as off-dock customs facility

Mar. 22 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has certified the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, Inc. (LGICT), the dry port container-handling facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Calamba City, Laguna, as an authorized...

Draft PH customs order sets rules on cargo manifest

Draft PH customs order sets rules on cargo manifest

Mar. 20 | The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) have released a draft customs order that will implement measures relating to the supervision and control of foreign sea vessels and aircraft arriving at and departing from a customs...

PH food cargo haulers exempt from LGU pass-through fees

PH food cargo haulers exempt from LGU pass-through fees

Mar. 20 | Cargo trucks and other vehicles carrying agricultural products in the Philippines no longer have to pay pass-through fees levied by local government units (LGUs). The exemption, part of the re-launched Food Lane Project, was formalized in a memorandum...

P1.3B car storage facility at Batangas port breaks ground

P1.3B car storage facility at Batangas port breaks ground

Mar. 20 | The five-story car storage facility will enable Batangas Port to handle more than 7,000 completely built car units at any single time. Photo from www.asianterminals.com.ph Batangas Port is investing P1.3 billion to build a multilevel car storage facility...

IMO approves plan to make Tubbataha Reefs off-limits to ships

IMO approves plan to make Tubbataha Reefs off-limits to ships

Mar. 20 | Photo from http://tubbatahareef.org/wp/global_ecological_significance The Philippines’ proposal to have the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) in the Sulu Sea established as an “area to be avoided”(ATBA) by shipping vessels—a move to protect...

ICTSI bags Grand Anvil for TABS

ICTSI bags Grand Anvil for TABS

Mar. 20 | The way International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) successfully engaged various stakeholders in implementing its truck appointment system project has won top recognition from the Philippines’ largest organization of public relations professionals. The...

Clark airport gets first tranche of fund for passenger terminal

Clark airport gets first tranche of fund for passenger terminal

Mar. 20 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released to the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) the first tranche of a nearly P2.9-billion fund, setting off the first salvo for implementing Clark International Airport’s (CRK) new...

​Cebu Pacific increases inter-island connections

​Cebu Pacific increases inter-island connections

Mar. 20 | Cebu Pacific (CEB) is expanding its inter-regional flight network with the addition of two new routes that will connect the Visayas to Northern Mindanao. Starting March 15, CEB flies four times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) between...
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