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Marina balks at joint vessel inspection with PCG

Marina balks at joint vessel inspection with PCG

Jul. 28 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is against a joint vessel inspection with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The initiative — as proposed by the PCG — “will only bring confusion to stakeholders and as far as Marina is concerned, the PCG...

BOC’s July take expected to slip

BOC’s July take expected to slip

Jul. 28 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) will likely miss its July collection target with most of its major districts falling short of their revenue goals for the month. For the period covering July 1 to 21, the agency took in P13.11 billion, 11% less than its P14.77-billion...

Bataan freeport readies masterplan

Bataan freeport readies masterplan

Jul. 28 | THE Authority of the Freeport of Bataan (AFAB) will release in a year’s time the area’s 20-year development masterplan. The plan will include infrastructure projects such as seaports and roads to be constructed through the Build-Operate-Transfer scheme. Investors...

Marina chief may revive proposal to regulate international carriers

Marina chief may revive proposal to regulate international carriers

Jul. 28 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) chief is eyeing the creation of a body to police operations of international shipping lines. “In my opinion there has to be some semblance of regulation of international shipping lines. I think Marina should...

Truckers want lower fine for colorum operators

Truckers want lower fine for colorum operators

Jul. 28 | THE Confederation of Truckers Asso-ciation of the Philippines (CTAP) is asking the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to reduce the proposed increase in penalties for colorum trucks (those operating without franchises). In a letter...

BOC files smuggling charges against traders, brokers

BOC files smuggling charges against traders, brokers

Jul. 26 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) filed its first two smuggling cases late last week under newly installed Commissioner Angelito Alvarez. Charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) were Gold Mine Trading proprietor Eduardo Ignacio Saguid and Quick Flo Trading...

PPA GM puts premium on port privatization

PPA GM puts premium on port privatization

Jul. 26 | NEWLY installed Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Atty. Juan Sta. Ana said privatization will be the port agency's key direction under his watch. Sta. Ana said his administration will leave port operations to the private sector because...

New Marina boss: No new policies, just tighter implementation

New Marina boss: No new policies, just tighter implementation

Jul. 26 | NEWLY installed Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) administrator Emerson Lorenzo is not about to rock the agency’s boat. “My marching order as Marina administrator is to implement existing policies,” Lorenzo said, adding that what is most needed...

PAL slashes losses by 95%

PAL slashes losses by 95%

Jul. 26 | DRASTIC cost-cutting measures cut losses at Philippine Airlines by more than 95%. The flag carrier in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said its total comprehensive losses for the fiscal year ending March 2010 dropped to $14.3...

Container trade to/from Lion City up 13.7%

Container trade to/from Lion City up 13.7%

Jul. 26 | THE Manila-Singapore container trade carried by members of the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) grew 13.7% in the first four months of the year, according to latest data from the association. From January to April, volume reached 3,726...
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