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Archive for February, 2019

Weaker demand on main trade lanes in 2019—Bimco

Weaker demand on main trade lanes in 2019—Bimco

Feb. 19 | A tough year awaits the container shipping market in 2019, as the long-haul mainlane trades are expected to see lower demand and face several pitfalls in the coming months, according to the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco). Trade tensions...

Vietnam allowed direct flight services to US

Vietnam allowed direct flight services to US

Feb. 19 | Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for Vietnamese airlines to apply for direct flight operations to the United States. In an announcement...

Industry associations, port operators take steps to solve problem with empty containers in PH

Industry associations, port operators take steps to solve problem with empty containers in PH

Feb. 19 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL), Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO), Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have agreed to undertake...

Truckers oppose BOC registration, claim new policy is ‘redundant’

Truckers oppose BOC registration, claim new policy is ‘redundant’

Feb. 18 | The registration of truckers with the Bureau of Customs under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 05-2019 is “redundant”, as truckers already comply with the franchising requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB),...

Draft PH order regulating foreign liners’ fees awaits feedback

Draft PH order regulating foreign liners’ fees awaits feedback

Feb. 18 | At the recent stakeholders’ meeting on the draft joint administrative order that will regulate charges of international shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Several Philippine government agencies have presented to stakeholder organizations...

House approves creation of a PH ship registry

House approves creation of a PH ship registry

Feb. 18 | The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill that will provide a system for the Philippines’ ship registry, with the aim to make the country a competitive and leading flag state and maritime nation. House Bill (HB) No. 9042,...

Updated list of regulated imports now on BOC website

Updated list of regulated imports now on BOC website

Feb. 18 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has updated its list of regulated imports, which allows stakeholders to check from just one document the list of requirements and procedures needed to clear regulated goods from customs custody. Now available on its website,...

BIMP-EAGA challenges up for discussion at Philippine Ports and Shipping Conference

BIMP-EAGA challenges up for discussion at Philippine Ports and Shipping Conference

Feb. 17 | The 10th Philippine Ports and Shipping, the biggest biennial ports, shipping and transport logistics B2B exhibition and conference in Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), takes place from February 19-21 2019 at Sofitel...

BOC chief warns against illegal campaign solicitation

BOC chief warns against illegal campaign solicitation

Feb. 17 | Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has received reports that certain individuals are claiming President Rodrigo Duterte authorized them to solicit funds in favor of senatorial candidates the President has personally endorsed. Photo from the Bureau...

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 set to open this month

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 set to open this month

Feb. 17 | The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10, the elevated expressway that will traverse the cities of Valenzuela, Malabon, and Caloocan, will be opened to the motoring public this month, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways...
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