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MPA embraces new technologies to support over 4,600 ships

MPA embraces new technologies to support over 4,600 ships

Nov. 19 | The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is introducing service enhancements from November 2017 for the benefit of over 4,600 ships flying the Singapore flag. This was announced by Andrew Tan, chief executive of MPA, at the Singapore Registry...

BOC’s AMO tightens rules on dealing with agents of importers, brokers

BOC’s AMO tightens rules on dealing with agents of importers, brokers

Nov. 15 | Only designated company employees with official company identification card can transact with the Bureau of Customs Account Management Office. From now on, the Philippine Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Accounts Management Office (AMO) will only transact with...

HK air cargo terminals break three records

HK air cargo terminals break three records

Nov. 15 | Hong Kong, 15 November 2017-Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) broke no less than three records in the first week of November. In its giant SuperTerminal 1 facility, Hactl handled 31,280 tonnes of exports, beating its previous weekly record...

BOC turning to foreign partners for ICT modernization plan

BOC turning to foreign partners for ICT modernization plan

Nov. 15 | Philippine Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña at the recent Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. 27th National Convention in Davao City. The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is tapping international institutions for the implementation of its automation...

PH exports up 4.3%, imports by 1.7% in Sept

PH exports up 4.3%, imports by 1.7% in Sept

Nov. 15 | The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) expressed support for regional cooperation initiatives that will reduce trade costs and further boost Philippine trade, which recorded a 2.8% year-on-year growth to US$13.1 billion in September 2017. Philippine...

PAL swings to net loss in first three quarters

PAL swings to net loss in first three quarters

Nov. 15 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) posted a total comprehensive loss of P3.546 billion for the first nine months of 2017, a significant downturn from the P2.961 billion net income recognized in the same period of last year. For the third quarter of 2017, the...

More PH carriers sign up with online empty-container returns system

More PH carriers sign up with online empty-container returns system

Nov. 15 | Cargo Data Exchange Center, Inc. CEO Leo Morada at the recent Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. 27th National Convention in Davao City. More shipping lines operating in the Philippines are now connected to GoFast, the web-based system of the Association...

Harbor Star profit dives 17% in first three quarters

Harbor Star profit dives 17% in first three quarters

Nov. 14 | Marine services provider Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc. (HSSSI) reported a profit of P68.439 million for the first nine months of 2017, 16.8% lower than the P82.288 million earned in the same period in 2016. HSSSI also posted a 6% decline in revenues...

PH, Korea strike deal broadening air connectivity

PH, Korea strike deal broadening air connectivity

Nov. 14 | The Philippines and South Korea have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on air services that sets air traffic entitlements to 20,000 seats per week for each country from 13,500 seats previously. Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) executive director...

9% hike in Batangas terminal cargo handling fees gets green light

9% hike in Batangas terminal cargo handling fees gets green light

Nov. 13 | Batangas Container Terminal has handled over 93,000 twenty-foot equivalent units as of mid-year of 2017, keeping it on track to exceed its 2016 record volume of nearly 160,000 TEUs. Photo courtesy of port operator Asian Terminals Inc. The Philippine Ports...
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