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MICT yard use hits historic low

MICT yard use hits historic low

Jun. 26 | Yard utilization at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in June is close to an almost historic low of under 58% due to continuous efforts to fast track movement of overstaying import containers out of the terminal, operator International Container...

Duterte pushes for more rural ecozones, freezes new applications in MM

Duterte pushes for more rural ecozones, freezes new applications in MM

Jun. 25 | Image by Pashminu Mansukhani from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the development of economic zones (ecozones) in the Philippine countryside to promote rural development and create robust economic activity in areas outside Metro Manila. The...

BOC website hacking ‘an attempt to derail computerization’, says chief

BOC website hacking ‘an attempt to derail computerization’, says chief

Jun. 25 | Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has assured that all its computer systems are fine and working as it condemned the hacking of its website that it said was an act meant to foil the agency’s computerization plan. Customs...

BOC seizes fake cigarettes from Bulacan warehouses

BOC seizes fake cigarettes from Bulacan warehouses

Jun. 24 | Some 1,339 cases of fake Mighty, Fortune, Hope, Belmont, Marlboro, Modern, Double Happiness, and Camel cigarettes valued at P40.170 million were seized. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intercepted more than P160 million...

Fake BOC employee arrested at Manila port

Fake BOC employee arrested at Manila port

Jun. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has apprehended a hao-shiao (fake customs employee) for conducting illegal transactions at the Port of Manila. Agents of BOC’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, assisted by members of the Armed Forces of the...

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

Jun. 23 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The joint administrative order (JAO) that will regulate local charges imposed by international shipping lines servicing the Philippines will be out in one or two weeks, according to Trade and Industry Secretary...

Interagency body deliberates on PH compliance strategy ahead of 2021 IMO audit

Interagency body deliberates on PH compliance strategy ahead of 2021 IMO audit

Jun. 23 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Several maritime and port agencies have convened to prepare for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) in 2021, with the audit intended to check the Philippines’ compliance...

Long Way

Long Way

Jun. 22 | We got a timely reminder from our executive director Cora Curay during our General Membership Meeting last week: we have gone a long way.   Years ago it would have been difficult to engage many stakeholders towards a common cause. When our predecessor...

Fostering a Data-Driven  Business Model

Fostering a Data-Driven Business Model

Jun. 22 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Leveraging the full potential of data is vital to the process empowering your 3PL and freight business. Companies with access to data can exploit it for the greater advantage of their business. It is a vital step towards...

Changing of the guards at PAL

Changing of the guards at PAL

Jun. 21 | Vivienne K. Tan has been appointed as officer-in-charge of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) following the retirement of PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime J. Bautista (JJB). The airline, in a statement, said chairman and chief executive...
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