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South Korea’s seaport cargo growth slips in first half

South Korea’s seaport cargo growth slips in first half

Jul. 31 | The ports of South Korea handled slightly less cargo in the first six months of the year as shipments of raw materials and vehicles fell, government data showed. According to data compiled by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the total volume of sea...

PCC asked to probe international shipping lines’ alleged overcharging

PCC asked to probe international shipping lines’ alleged overcharging

Jul. 30 | The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is requesting the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to look into alleged excessive and unreasonable charges imposed by foreign shipping lines on Filipino importers and exporters amid growing concerns in...

Cargo handling tariff at Dapitan port 3% higher starting Aug 9

Cargo handling tariff at Dapitan port 3% higher starting Aug 9

Jul. 30 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved a 3% increase in cargo handling tariff at the port of Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte. The adjustment is pursuant to PPA Board Resolution No. 2706 and is on top of the 10% provisional rate increase given...

Calamba warehouse yields P25M in suspected smuggled rice

Calamba warehouse yields P25M in suspected smuggled rice

Jul. 30 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized P25 million worth of alleged smuggled rice in a warehouse in Calamba, Laguna. “We received a tip that there [were] various sacks of rice stored in a warehouse in No. 234 J.P. Rizal Street, Calamba, Laguna. Our...

PH initiates meetings to reopen Davao-General Santos-Bitung Ro-Ro route

PH initiates meetings to reopen Davao-General Santos-Bitung Ro-Ro route

Jul. 30 | The Philippine Embassy in Indonesia is moving to revive the roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) service between the Philippines and Indonesia in a bid to enhance maritime connectivity and promote trade and investment between the two countries. Philippine Ambassador...

BOC-MICP institutes various trade facilitation measures

BOC-MICP institutes various trade facilitation measures

Jul. 30 | Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port (MICP) district collector Atty. Vener Baquiran at the recent “Ease of Doing Business at MICP” stakeholders’ forum. The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Manila International Container Port (MICP) recently...

All set for 2nd Visayas, 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conferences on Aug 2-3

All set for 2nd Visayas, 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conferences on Aug 2-3

Jul. 30 | AROUND 300 delegates are expected at the 2nd Visayas Shipping Conference 2018 on August 2 at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino in Mactan, Cebu,  and the 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference 2018 on August 3 at the Waterfront Insular Davao in Lanang,...

Sta Rosa Farms faces criminal raps for alleged smuggling of Thai rice

Sta Rosa Farms faces criminal raps for alleged smuggling of Thai rice

Jul. 30 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC), through its Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS), has filed four criminal complaints against the owners, officers, and customs broker of Sta. Rosa Farms Products Corp. for allegedly importing illegally 200 containers...

Cebu Pacific to launch direct Manila-Melbourne service

Cebu Pacific to launch direct Manila-Melbourne service

Jul. 30 | Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific is launching on August 14 a direct service between Manila and Melbourne to further boost its market share in Australia. The thrice-a-week Manila-Melbourne-Manila service departs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday....

Containers illegally released from Mindanao container terminal rise to 169

Containers illegally released from Mindanao container terminal rise to 169

Jul. 30 | The number of containers discovered by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to have been illegally withdrawn from the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) from January to June 2018 has increased to 169, according to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña. The Customs...
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