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Archive for October, 2010

Key Customs districts fall short of revenue targets

Key Customs districts fall short of revenue targets

Oct. 27 | FOUR key collection districts of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) continued to perform below revenue expectations for September. The Port of Manila (POM), Manila International Container Port (MICP), Batangas, Limay and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

Completion of modular ports pushed back

Completion of modular ports pushed back

Oct. 27 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will complete modular port projects began by the previous administration by 2012, two years behind the original schedule. The Greater Maritime Access (GMA) ports is part of the roll on-roll off project of the Arroyo...

Asia Pacific airlines sustain growth numbers in Sept

Asia Pacific airlines sustain growth numbers in Sept

Oct. 27 | THE Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said international freight and passenger market in the region remained robust in September, showing signs the recovery from the global economic crisis is for real. Latest data from the AAPA showed international...

Customs suspends use of yellow lane

Customs suspends use of yellow lane

Oct. 27 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has suspended the use of the yellow lane under its customs selectivity alert system on suspicion that it is being used by smugglers. “The yellow lane will no longer be tapped. Only the green lane, super green lane and the...

Local carriers seek return of free cargo standby time

Local carriers seek return of free cargo standby time

Oct. 27 | THE Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) is pushing for the reimposition of the two-hour free standby time for cargoes at the North Harbor. The free provision was granted in 2008 under Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) memorandum circular 08-2008...

Brokers mull protest action vs importer accreditation scheme

Brokers mull protest action vs importer accreditation scheme

Oct. 25 | MEMBERS of the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc (CCBI) may go on strike to protest the turtle-paced and chaotic implementation of the importers’ accreditation process by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The only accredited professional organization under...

Japan finds Batangas port use worrisome

Japan finds Batangas port use worrisome

Oct. 25 | THE Japanese government has expressed concern over Batangas Port’s apparent underutilization. Batangas Port Phase II was constructed using a P5.5-billion loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. But since opening in 2005, the container...

P40M worth of misdeclared cargoes seized by Customs

P40M worth of misdeclared cargoes seized by Customs

Oct. 25 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) last week seized an assortment of misdeclared cargoes worth P40 million. Customs Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement Horacio Suansing issued a warrant of seizure and detention and a forfeiture order for 550 bags of fresh onions...

Competition, labor woes cut cargo volumes at PAL

Competition, labor woes cut cargo volumes at PAL

Oct. 25 | CARGO volume at Philippine Airlines (PAL) is declining due to stiff competition as well as labor row concerns. “PAL is in a unique situation… But at this point, we are now concerned over abrupt decline in volume due to competition … rather than...

ARL introduces new lashing planner software

ARL introduces new lashing planner software

Oct. 25 | ARL last week launched its lashing planner software, the ARL Lashing Planner. The tool provides visual planning of stevedore lashing teams working on the wharf side and on the vessels in container terminals and saves lashing gang costs by optimizing lashing...
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