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Archive for September, 2008

International Trade Arrangements

International Trade Arrangements

Sep. 22 | LAST Friday, we were invited to speak at the two-day conference of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) held at EDSA Shangri-La. Given the emergence of supply chain management as a profession and as a field of expertise,...

Accreditation of Cargo Surveyors

Accreditation of Cargo Surveyors

Sep. 8 | IN a previous column, we wrote about a public consultation conducted by customs two months ago on the accreditation of third party surveyors that will be allowed to conduct destination inspection and survey of bulk and break-bulk cargo. Among the issues...

Non-container business lifts ATI revenues

Non-container business lifts ATI revenues

Sep. 1 | PORT operator Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) reported a consolidated net income of P382 million for the first six months, up 18.8% from P321.4 million in the same period last year. This was achieved partly on the strength of its non-containerized cargo business,...

Transfer of PSB powers to Marina seen this year

Transfer of PSB powers to Marina seen this year

Sep. 1 | THE power to supervise and regulate international sea freight forwarders may be transferred to the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) from the Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) within the year. The Marina Board, which includes representatives...

Resin importation through CBWs restarts today

Resin importation through CBWs restarts today

Sep. 1 | RESIN importers — under certain conditions — may bring in the commodity through customs bonded warehouses (CBWs) beginning today. “The BOC (Bureau of Customs) acknowledges the interest of legitimate business as far as the importation...

Conversion to double hull for white oil tankers scheduled for 2011

Conversion to double hull for white oil tankers scheduled for 2011

Sep. 1 | SINGLE-HULL tankers carrying white oil will be phased out at the start of 2011. This was the agreement between the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and the Philippine Petroleum Sea Transport Association and the Association of Tanker Operators of the...

PAL expects savings of $20-30M this year

PAL expects savings of $20-30M this year

Sep. 1 | PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL), the country’s flag carrier, will implement a fuel-efficiency program to bring in savings of $20-$30 million a year. “Once again, a pall of dark clouds hovers over our industry. Like they were in recent months, sharp...

PCG exempts int’l carriers from vessel rules during bad weather

PCG exempts int’l carriers from vessel rules during bad weather

Sep. 1 | THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is excluding international shipping lines from guidelines on vessel movement during inclement weather. “International carriers are excluded from the new guidelines (as opposed) to our earlier proposal,” the...
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