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MARINA partners with classification society for ship certification services

MARINA partners with classification society for ship certification services

Oct. 29 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has delegated the task of statutory certification of Philippine shipping companies and Philippine-registered ships, as well as related mandatory services, to the International Register of Shipping (IRS). MARINA...

BOC Manila intercepts P3.5M in misdeclared pork, other meat products

BOC Manila intercepts P3.5M in misdeclared pork, other meat products

Oct. 29 | Two containers of misdeclared pork and other meat products estimated to be worth P3.5 million have been seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Port of Manila. The pork and other meat products were confiscated on October 28 after a 100% physical...

Cebgo’s new Cebu-Busuanga flight flies twice daily

Cebgo’s new Cebu-Busuanga flight flies twice daily

Oct. 29 | Cebu Pacific has started direct flights between Cebu and Busuanga—the gateway to Coron, Palawan. Operated by Cebu Pacific’s wholly owned subsidiary Cebgo, the route has two flights daily. The first flight departs Cebu at 7:25 a.m. and arrives in Francisco...

BOC Subic exceeds 2019 collection target

BOC Subic exceeds 2019 collection target

Oct. 29 | Port of Subic photo courtesy of Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Subic has collected P26.9 billion as of October 25, already surpassing its 2019 revenue collection target of P24.728 billion. BOC Subic, in a statement,...

Outlook remains subdued as Asian airlines face rising headwinds—AAPA

Outlook remains subdued as Asian airlines face rising headwinds—AAPA

Oct. 28 | September saw continued moderate growth in international air passenger numbers, while air cargo demand declined reflecting stagnant international trade activity, according to traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). The...

Maersk eyes 3 fuels to reach zero net emissions

Maersk eyes 3 fuels to reach zero net emissions

Oct. 28 | A.P. Moller-Maersk says it will focus on the development of three particular kinds of fuel as it moves toward carbon-neutral shipping. The Danish shipping and logistics giant said a study it conducted with Lloyds Register (LR) confirmed that the best...

PH admiralty courts in place by Jan 2020

PH admiralty courts in place by Jan 2020

Oct. 26 | Image by succo from Pixabay The Philippines will soon have admiralty courts with the Supreme Court (SC) recently resolving to adopt rules of procedure for maritime cases. The rules take effect January 1, 2020. Also known as maritime courts, admiralty...

PPA may start bidding out port contracts under new guidelines by Nov

PPA may start bidding out port contracts under new guidelines by Nov

Oct. 26 | Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is expected to begin bidding out port management contracts next month under its new terminal management policy. This comes after guidelines—contained in PPA Administrative Order...

BOC Legazpi’s new office building ready by early next year

BOC Legazpi’s new office building ready by early next year

Oct. 26 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Legazpi will occupy in early 2020 its new office building located on Quezon Avenue Extension, Pier Site, Legazpi City, Albay. The new customshouse, which is adjacent to the old building, is 95% complete, according to BOC Port...

PH airlines log 83% on-time performance in Sept

PH airlines log 83% on-time performance in Sept

Oct. 26 | Philippine airlines reported a marked improvement in their on-time performance (OTP) in September 2019, hitting an average 83% for flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for the month, the highest so far this year. September’s OTP is up...