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BOC seizes balikbayan boxes with concealed guns, ammo

BOC seizes balikbayan boxes with concealed guns, ammo

Sep. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has nabbed two individuals suspected of smuggling into the Philippines some P5.5 million worth of regulated firearms and gun accessories concealed in six balikbayan (personal effects) boxes. In a press briefing on September...

DBM eyes P2.16B budget for air transport projects next year

DBM eyes P2.16B budget for air transport projects next year

Sep. 29 | The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is allocating a P2.16-billion budget for air transport infrastructure in 2019 to boost the Philippines’ bid to become a major global aviation market player by 2022. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno in a...

Asia Overseas Transport Co., Inc. celebrates 30 years of service excellence

Asia Overseas Transport Co., Inc. celebrates 30 years of service excellence

Sep. 29 | Asia Overseas Transport Co., Inc supplement first published in the print edition of PortCalls. Employees, clients, industry partners, and friends joined ASIA OVERSEAS TRANSPORT CO., INC., (AOT), a 100% Filipino-owned corporation, as it commemorated its...

Lorenzo Shipping taps into NMC Container Lines’ resources

Lorenzo Shipping taps into NMC Container Lines’ resources

Sep. 27 | Lorenzo Shipping Corporation (LSC) is entering into time charter agreements (TCAs) with sister carrier NMC Container Lines, Inc. (NMCCLI) for three years to expand its customer base and enable economies of scale. LSC, in a disclosure to the Philippines...

BOC sues importers, brokers accused in P20M smuggling cases

BOC sues importers, brokers accused in P20M smuggling cases

Sep. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed five criminal cases against several importers and customs brokers, accusing them of smuggling more or less P20.5 million worth of shipments with an estimated aggregate duties and taxes of P9 million. Charged on September...

International forwarders enjoy 19% growth in PH air cargo volume in 2017; Nippon on top of list

International forwarders enjoy 19% growth in PH air cargo volume in 2017; Nippon on top of list

Sep. 26 | Cargo volume handled by international air freight forwarders in the Philippines increased 19.3% in 2017 to 329.030 million kilograms from 292.556 million kg in 2016, data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed. Consolidations, which accounted for...

PH airlines’ cargo traffic up 10.4%, Cebu Pac keeps lead

PH airlines’ cargo traffic up 10.4%, Cebu Pac keeps lead

Sep. 26 | Cargo volume handled by Philippine-based airlines grew to 144.495 million kilograms in the first half of 2018, up 10.4% from 130.934 million kg in the same period last year, data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed. Budget carrier Cebu Pacific...

PUCP joins calls to amend IRR of truck anti-overloading law; “looming” port congestion feared

PUCP joins calls to amend IRR of truck anti-overloading law; “looming” port congestion feared

Sep. 26 | The Port Users Confederation of the Philippines, Inc. (PUCP) recommends amending the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Overloading Act to allow truckers to comply with the law once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)...

CMA CGM to review fuel surcharges to comply with low sulfur policy

CMA CGM to review fuel surcharges to comply with low sulfur policy

Sep. 26 | French container shipping company CMA CGM said it intends to make heavy investments to comply with the impending low sulfur regulation for shipping, and in view of this, it will have to “review our sales policy regarding fuel surcharges.” In a statement...

GPS-based container monitoring scheme begins in October–BOC

GPS-based container monitoring scheme begins in October–BOC

Sep. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to implement in all Philippine ports by October a GPS-based container tracking system that will ensure shipments in transit end up only in their designated container yard/container freight stations (CY/CFS). BOC is preparing...
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