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Fines for late e-air cargo manifest submissions in PH start Sept

Fines for late e-air cargo manifest submissions in PH start Sept

Jul. 24 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is planning to impose penalties on late submissions of the electronic air freight manifest by September, or three months after enforcing the switch-on mode, according to a customs official. Management Information...

Shipping consolidation hurts Westports’ earnings, throughput

Shipping consolidation hurts Westports’ earnings, throughput

Jul. 24 | Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Bhd saw its container volume and income decline in the second quarter of the current year largely as a result of the trend toward shipping alliances and mergers. Westports reported a 6.9% decline in earnings...

Duty-, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes starts August

Duty-, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes starts August

Jul. 23 | After months of delay, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos residing abroad may start sending August 1 their balikbayan (personal effects) boxes to the Philippines duty- and tax-free. The Bureau of Customs (BOC), in a press conference on July...

BOC: No legal basis to claims of jurisdiction overlap with PPA

BOC: No legal basis to claims of jurisdiction overlap with PPA

Jul. 23 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) emphasized there is “no legal basis” to claims its proposed rules for establishing customs facilities and warehouses (CFWs) undermine the authority of other regulatory agencies such as the Philippine Ports Authority...

BOC June collection up marginally

BOC June collection up marginally

Jul. 23 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) posted P35.8 billion revenues in June 2017, a 1.4% increase from the P35.3 billion it collected in the same month last year, but 7.6% lower than the target of P38.7 billion. For the first six months of the year,...

Solution to slow container deposit returns in PH mulled

Solution to slow container deposit returns in PH mulled

Jul. 23 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) is exploring the possibility of requiring a company check instead of cash deposit from shippers and forwarders as a way to resolve the long-standing issue surrounding the return of container deposits. AISL...

Talks on P10B MICT-Calamba cargo rail project resume

Talks on P10B MICT-Calamba cargo rail project resume

Jul. 23 | MRail Inc. said it has resumed talks with state-run Philippine National Railways (PNR) on the proposed P10-billion cargo rail project that will connect the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and Laguna dry port, both owned by International...

Additional PAL screening for portable electronic devices bound for US

Additional PAL screening for portable electronic devices bound for US

Jul. 23 | All portable electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cell phone or smartphone brought along by passengers of Philippine Airlines (PAL) bound for the United States are now subject to additional airport screening. The flag carrier said this move, which...

MRT-7 construction done by 2019

MRT-7 construction done by 2019

Jul. 23 | Philippine Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade reaffirmed plans to complete construction of the Mass Railway Transit (MRT)-7 by the fourth quarter of 2019. During a project progress briefing and inspection, Tugade said the traffic situation arising...

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd anniversary

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd anniversary

Jul. 21 | Foreign cargoes that entered Philippine ports reached 151.604 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, up 12.62% from 134.620 mmt handled in 2015. Photo of Manila International Container Terminal courtesy of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. The...
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