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BOC launches Cargo Targeting System; no penalties yet for non-compliance

BOC launches Cargo Targeting System; no penalties yet for non-compliance

Oct. 18 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero at the launch of the Cargo Targeting System on Oct 16. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) launched on October 16 the Cargo Targeting System (CTS), a World Customs Organization (WCO)...

Port of Cebu cargo-handling charges rise 5% from Oct 19

Port of Cebu cargo-handling charges rise 5% from Oct 19

Oct. 18 | In the first quarter of 2019, Cebu port handled 102,282 twenty-equivalent units, a 19.6% growth from 85,521 TEUs in the same period last year. Phto from cargo-handling operator Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp. The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) began...

3pm new cut-off time for filing goods declaration, SAD

3pm new cut-off time for filing goods declaration, SAD

Oct. 15 | Image by William Iven from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now implementing a 3 p.m. cut-off time for filing the goods declaration (GD) and single administrative document (SAD). The cut-off time was implemented starting October 1 after it was observed...

Chelsea Logistics buys SuperCat from 2GO

Chelsea Logistics buys SuperCat from 2GO

Oct. 14 | Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. (CLC) said it acquired 100% of The SuperCat Fast Ferry Corporation from 2GO Group Inc. last October 9. CLC, in a regulatory disclosure, said the cost of acquisition is less than 10% of its total shareholders’...

Skyway management suspends window hours for Manila-bound trucks using SLEX, STAR Tollway

Skyway management suspends window hours for Manila-bound trucks using SLEX, STAR Tollway

Oct. 11 | The order implementing window hours for Manila-bound trucks from South Luzon that will traverse the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway is on hold. The regulation was supposed to have been implemented starting...

Window hours for trucks going to Manila using SLEX, STAR Tollway

Window hours for trucks going to Manila using SLEX, STAR Tollway

Oct. 11 | The window hours apply only to trucks beyond Laguna travelling into Metro Manila, and not to trucks heading out of Manila or those coming from the provinces to Laguna. Starting October 14, window hours will be implemented for trucks coming from South...

PH trade down 7% in Aug

PH trade down 7% in Aug

Oct. 10 | Image by Alexander Bobrov from Pixabay The Philippines’ total merchandise trade dipped for the fifth consecutive month in August, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The total merchandise trade in August 2019 reached US$14.91...

BOC’s Cargo Targeting System for launch late Oct

BOC’s Cargo Targeting System for launch late Oct

Oct. 10 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now pilot testing the Cargo Targeting System (CTS), a World Customs Organization (WCO) enterprise solution, which will allow for identification of high-risk shipments and facilitation...

PPA requires customs brokers to submit request for accreditation exemption

PPA requires customs brokers to submit request for accreditation exemption

Oct. 8 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is requiring customs brokers to file a request for exemption from PPA’s new accreditation requirement so they can continue to provide brokerage services at ports. Administrative...

Davao-Manado air service revived, twice weekly flights on

Davao-Manado air service revived, twice weekly flights on

Oct. 8 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Investment and tourism activities between Mindanao and North Sulawesi, Indonesia are seen to get a further boost with the revival of the air service connecting Davao and Manado, according to the Mindanao...