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IVSP Terms of Reference

IVSP Terms of Reference

Apr. 20 | IN August of last year, we wrote that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) was finalizing its plan to outsource certain customs functions in order to further enhance customs-business partnership and promote trade facilitation. The plan then was for customs to...

What is the New System?

What is the New System?

Apr. 6 | FOR many years now, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has been slowly implementing its P500-million automation program. In recent weeks, the bureau has been pilot testing the new automated import assessment system in the Port of Batangas. BOC plans to implement...

Tanker operators push substitute bill to RA 9483

Tanker operators push substitute bill to RA 9483

Apr. 1 | TANKER operators are lobbying for the passage of a bill that will repeal Republic Act 9483 or the Oil Pollution Compensation Act. The Philippine Petroleum Sea Transport Association (Philpesta) said the bill entitled "An Act to Prevent and Control...

BOC eyes other sources for modernization plan loan

BOC eyes other sources for modernization plan loan

Apr. 1 | IN case the $51-million loan application for its modernization program with the US Exim Bank is turned down, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has a backup funding source: the World Bank and the US Millennium Challenge Account. "We would like to keep our...

Local carriers downgrade revenue, volume targets

Local carriers downgrade revenue, volume targets

Apr. 1 | MEMBERS of the Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) are likely to revise down their volume and revenue growth forecasts in their scheduled quarterly meeting this month. A quarter into the year, local cargo carriers are maintaining their gloomy...

Jugro Transport hosts Asian Logistics Umbrella’s 5th annual general meeting

Jugro Transport hosts Asian Logistics Umbrella’s 5th annual general meeting

Apr. 1 | JUGRO Transport International Philippines Corp is this year's country host for the Asian Logistics Umbrella's (ALU) 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) set on April 1-3, 2009 at the ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel, Makati City. ALU is a global...

PPA looking into adequacy of waste reception facilities

PPA looking into adequacy of waste reception facilities

Apr. 1 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is reviewing the capability of the firm operating waste reception facilities to see if additional facilities for proper waste disposal of ships are needed. Golden Dragon International Terminals, Inc (GDITI)...
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