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Manila ports face massive congestion amid truck ban protest

Manila ports face massive congestion amid truck ban protest

Feb. 25 | The Monday meeting between truckers and Manila city officials was attended by among others, (L to R): Land Transportation Office officer in charge Alfonso Tan, Jr, Vice-Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, and Metro...

BOC operations affected by Manila expanded truck ban

BOC operations affected by Manila expanded truck ban

Feb. 25 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) said operations in two of its largest collection districts have been affected by the expanded Manila truck ban, causing a large drop in revenue collections on the first day of its implementation alone, the agency...

PH ports register 3% increase in cargo throughput in 2013

PH ports register 3% increase in cargo throughput in 2013

Feb. 25 | INBOUND and outbound containerized and non-containerized cargoes handled by Philippine ports increased 2.97% in 2013 to 199.18 million metric tons (mmt) year-on-year, reflecting growth in the country’s imports and exports last year, the Philippine Ports...

PH suspends gross vehicle weight requirement until July 31

PH suspends gross vehicle weight requirement until July 31

Feb. 25 | The Philippine government has kept suspended until July 31 the enforcement of a law requiring trucks and trailers with Codes 12-2 and 12-3 configurations to meet a revised maximum allowable gross vehicle weight (GVW) or risk being apprehended for overloading. Public...

PPA nets P5.5B income as 2013 revenues climb 19% to P11B

PPA nets P5.5B income as 2013 revenues climb 19% to P11B

Feb. 25 | Revenue generated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in 2013 increased 18.79% year-on-year to P11.045 billion, up from P9.298 billion in 2012 but still below the port regulator’s target of P11.512 billion. The PPA also registered P5.537 billion...

BOC, US team up to halt money-laundering, customs fraud

BOC, US team up to halt money-laundering, customs fraud

Feb. 25 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) will set up a Trade Transparency Unit (TTU) in cooperation with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to facilitate data exchange and promote the detection of trade-based money laundering and commercial fraud...

CAB clears Cebu Pacific acquisition of Tigerair

CAB clears Cebu Pacific acquisition of Tigerair

Feb. 25 | Cebu Pacific Air’s acquisition of low-cost-carrier peer Tigerair Philippines has cleared its first hurdle: getting the approval of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). CAB executive director Carmelo Arcilla told PortCalls in a text message that takeover...

MARINA pilot tests new applications processing system

MARINA pilot tests new applications processing system

Feb. 25 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has started a pilot test for its Enhanced Special Processing Window/Express Lane (E-SPWEL), a system it has adopted to reform the delivery of its frontline services and encourage investments in the domestic shipping...

Triple 5 Systems: Key to a Best-in-Class Supply Chain

Triple 5 Systems: Key to a Best-in-Class Supply Chain

Feb. 25 | By Arnel Gamboa About the Author Arnel is the president of Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP). He has been the editor-in-chief of the official newsletter of SCMAP, the Supply Chain Philippines, for the past 2 years. He is a...

BOC issues own guidelines for accreditation of importers, brokers

BOC issues own guidelines for accreditation of importers, brokers

Feb. 25 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued the guidelines and procedures for accreditation of importers and customs brokers. Customs Memorandum Order No. 04-2014, signed by Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla and dated February 21, implements...