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BOC insists it auctioned off only tapioca starch, not shabu

BOC insists it auctioned off only tapioca starch, not shabu

May. 31 | During the raid in Malabon warehouse on May 23. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said that what it auctioned off last month was a shipment of tapioca starch and not methamphetamine hydrochloride (locally known as shabu). The...

Manila ships 69 containers of garbage back to Canada

Manila ships 69 containers of garbage back to Canada

May. 31 | A total of 103 containers of waste consisting of household trash, plastic bottles and bags, newspapers, and used adult diapers arrived in Manila in batches from 2013 to 2014 from Canada. The vessel carrying all 69 containers of Canadian waste finally...

Truckers’ registration at BOC on hold; goods lodgement declaration order moved to June 15

Truckers’ registration at BOC on hold; goods lodgement declaration order moved to June 15

May. 31 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has placed on hold its order requiring the registration of all truckers carrying import and export goods. At the same time, the agency pushed to June 15 implementation of a shorter period...

Digital forwarders carve gains in global forwarding market: report

Digital forwarders carve gains in global forwarding market: report

May. 31 | Tech-enabled forwarders are rapidly gaining traction in a global forwarding market characterized by uneven change, with nearly half of shippers saying they have used an online platform, according to a new report from Transport Intelligence (Ti). The report...

Air cargo demand continues negative trend; passenger traffic posts solid growth

Air cargo demand continues negative trend; passenger traffic posts solid growth

May. 29 | Global air freight markets in April continued the negative trend in year-on-year demand that began in January, while the global passenger sector saw solid but “not exceptional rising demand” in the month, according to data released by the International...

BOC policy on trucker registration, shorter goods lodgement declaration period in force by June 1

BOC policy on trucker registration, shorter goods lodgement declaration period in force by June 1

May. 29 | Starting June 1, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will implement the reduced period for lodging goods declaration and new guidelines on registration of truckers, policies earlier suspended owing to stakeholders’ concerns. In a statement, BOC said the implementation...

ICTSI investment stake in Iloilo port projects raised to P8.7B

ICTSI investment stake in Iloilo port projects raised to P8.7B

May. 29 | Iloilo port photo from www.flickr.com/photos/29421855@N07/3316728089 International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has increased to P8.7 billion its estimated investment cost for its unsolicited proposal to modernize and develop the Iloilo Port...

BOC tests new system ensuring transparency of alert orders

BOC tests new system ensuring transparency of alert orders

May. 29 | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) eyes pilot testing by June 15 of an electronic system that promotes transparency and accountability among customs personnel involved in the issuance and lifting of alert orders. The system...

CMA CGM and MSC join Maersk’s blockchain-enabled shipping platform

CMA CGM and MSC join Maersk’s blockchain-enabled shipping platform

May. 29 | Global container shipping lines CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced they are joining TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM. With CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk, and...

Asia air freight feels US-China trade war pressure

Asia air freight feels US-China trade war pressure

May. 27 | The intensifying U.S.-China trade war has been putting pressure on the air freight industry, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, as global volumes continued to decline in March, according to data from Airports Council International (ACI) World. ACI...
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