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BOC releases rules on lifting of abandonment order

BOC releases rules on lifting of abandonment order

Sep. 30 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued guidelines for cargo owners seeking to lift the abandonment status on their shipments. Under Customs Memorandum Order No. 18-2014 signed September 25 and which takes effect on October 13, an Order for...

BIR issues provisional importer, broker certificates for second batch of taxpayers

BIR issues provisional importer, broker certificates for second batch of taxpayers

Sep. 30 | A second batch of 1,123 importers and customs brokers has been recommended by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for issuance of clearance certificates. In its latest advisory, BIR said that as of September 23, it has recommended that 878 importers...

Cebu throughput, revenue make solid gains in first half

Cebu throughput, revenue make solid gains in first half

Sep. 30 | Cargo traffic at Cebu International Port (CIP) continues to grow, recording 16.868 million metric tons (mmt) for the first half of 2014, up 14.5% from 14.728 mmt in the same period last year. Of the total, domestic cargo accounted for 12.39 mmt, or 73.5%,...

NAIA posts growth in global cargo, decline in domestic freight

NAIA posts growth in global cargo, decline in domestic freight

Sep. 30 | International cargo boosted freight throughput at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the first eight months of the year, with cargo traffic busiest in August, data from the Manila International Airport Authority showed. Cargo volume from...

Strengthen NAIA-Clark twin airport system while waiting for new NAIA — JICA

Strengthen NAIA-Clark twin airport system while waiting for new NAIA — JICA

Sep. 30 | Clark International Airport in Pampanga Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Clark International Airport (CRK) should function as a dual airport system while awaiting the opening of the new NAIA, according to the dream plan outlined in the latest report...

4.5-hectare depot to open in Cavite

4.5-hectare depot to open in Cavite

Sep. 30 | A new 4.5-hectare container depot in Binacayan, Kawit, Cavite, south of Manila, will start operating from October 8, giving truckers and shipping lines additional option on where to store their empty containers. The facility, operated by RILBEST Container...

Nov launch of empty container depot booking system eyed

Nov launch of empty container depot booking system eyed

Sep. 30 | A software application designed to find available container depots in the metro will be tentatively launched in early November. The Internet-based app will offer real-time information on which container depots have space for empty containers and allow...

Air sector urged to try out e-manifest to spot glitches before policy takes effect

Air sector urged to try out e-manifest to spot glitches before policy takes effect

Sep. 30 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is encouraging stakeholders to practice submission of the electronic air manifest through their value-added service providers (VASP) to identify potential problems before the system is formally implemented. Nomie Gonzales,...

Developing Asia on course as fastest growing region in 2014-2015

Developing Asia on course as fastest growing region in 2014-2015

Sep. 29 | Despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries, Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. In an update...

Some ports found at risk of long-term congestion

Some ports found at risk of long-term congestion

Sep. 29 | Container port congestion ensues from a wide variety of reasons and is often only a short-term issue, but certain regions in the world appear to be at greater risk of persistent congestion in the longer term, said Drewry. Citing its data, the shipping...
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