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Guidelines on field testing of fuels being finalized

Guidelines on field testing of fuels being finalized

Sep. 30 | Fuel marking dry run at the Port of Subic last year | Photo from BOC’s Public Information and Assistance Division The guidelines on implementation of field testing of fuels under the Philippine government’s fuel marking program are being finalized...

COVID, foreign ownership bill temper local shipowners’ investment drive

COVID, foreign ownership bill temper local shipowners’ investment drive

Sep. 30 | Domestic terminal in Manila North Harbor The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the possibility of 100% foreign ownership in the domestic shipping industry are preventing local ship owners from acquiring new ships, according to industry executives. Philippine...

Indonesia to impose safeguard duty on fructose syrup imports

Indonesia to impose safeguard duty on fructose syrup imports

Sep. 30 | Fructose in bottles | Photo from KKPI’s website Philippine exporters of fructose syrup to Indonesia will have to pay safeguard import duty on the product for three years. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in a statement said Indonesia will...

DSV Panalpina enters self-storage market

DSV Panalpina enters self-storage market

Sep. 30 | DSV’s first self-storage building for the B2C self-storage market opens on October 1 Logistics company DSV Panalpina has entered the self-storage market, announcing plans to build its first self-storage building for the business-to-consumer market. The...

PortCalls September 30, 2020 issue

PortCalls September 30, 2020 issue

Sep. 30 | Our latest issue PortCalls (September 30, 2020). Stories include: New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9 Transpacific freight rates set new record high Metro Manila, 5 other areas stay under GCQ in Oct UN donates 4 used vehicles to...

Hapag-Lloyd ship retrofitted with 1,300-tonne LNG tank 

Hapag-Lloyd ship retrofitted with 1,300-tonne LNG tank 

Sep. 29 | A 1,300-tonne LNG tank is hoisted into ‘Sajir’ by a floating crane Ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd is retrofitting a 15,000-TEU container ship for liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion, the first shipping company in the world to convert a container...

DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

Sep. 29 | People buy fruits grown from Mindanao | Photo from DA The Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with shipping lines Maersk and MCC Transport Philippines to transport fruits from Mindanao to the National Capital Region (NCR) to make the region’s...

UN donates 4 used vehicles to BOC

UN donates 4 used vehicles to BOC

Sep. 29 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and World Food Programme Philippines representative and deputy country director Mate Persson during the turn-over of motor vehicles on September 28 at the Office of the Commissioner building in Manila | Photo...

Metro Manila, 5 other areas stay under GCQ in Oct

Metro Manila, 5 other areas stay under GCQ in Oct

Sep. 29 | Metro Manila, Batangas, Tacloban City and Bacolod will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until October 31, 2020, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced on Sept 28. Also moved to GCQ level from the more stringent modified enhanced...

New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9

New guidelines on customs duty, tax refund effective Oct 9

Sep. 28 | Image by Lucia Grzeskiewicz from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 25-2020, which provides guidelines on refund of duties and taxes and tax credit. CMO 25-2020 applies to the refund of overpayment or erroneous...