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BOC bares rules on compulsory acquisition of undervalued imports

BOC bares rules on compulsory acquisition of undervalued imports

Dec. 7 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued rules on the Philippine government’s right to acquire undervalued imported goods. Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 16-2019, signed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on October...

BOC adds 2 x-ray machines at MICP

BOC adds 2 x-ray machines at MICP

Dec. 6 | Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC), led by Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, and Manila International Container Port were present during the installation of the two new portal-type x-ray machines. Photo courtesy of the BOC. The Bureau...

Pierre Curay is SCMAP president-elect for 2020

Pierre Curay is SCMAP president-elect for 2020

Dec. 6 | XVC Logistics’ Pierre Carlo Curay has been named president-elect of Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) for 2020, and will assume the presidency from 2021 to 2022. Current SCMAP president Christine Pardiñas, who represents...

INHTA’s new board of trustees inducted

INHTA’s new board of trustees inducted

Dec. 6 | Image by Karen Arnold from Pixabay The Inland Haulers and Truckers Association (INHTA) has inducted its new Board of Trustees (BOT) for the year 2020. Teodorico Gervacio remains as the association’s chairman and president, while John G. Siojo is vice...

PH manufacturing output falls for 11th straight month

PH manufacturing output falls for 11th straight month

Dec. 6 | Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay The Philippine manufacturing sector continues to record decreases in both volume and value in October 2019, its 11th month in a row of decline, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based...

BOC Clark confiscates shabu worth P6.5M

BOC Clark confiscates shabu worth P6.5M

Dec. 6 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized 1.026 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, worth P6.5 million, and 30 milliliters (ml) of marijuana at the Clark International Airport (CRK). BOC Port of Clark on November 27 found...

ICTSI invests $100M to expand Congo terminal capacity

ICTSI invests $100M to expand Congo terminal capacity

Dec. 6 | International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has earmarked more than US$100 million for the second phase of expansion of its Congolese subsidiary, Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Expected to start...

Sir Ed

Sir Ed

Dec. 6 | Last Monday marked five years since the passing of Ed Sanchez, the long-time executive director of SCMAP.   As we mark our thirtieth anniversary and look back at our achievements throughout the decades, we cannot help but recall Ed’s many contributions,...

Gain End-to-End Control  Over Your Logistics Business

Gain End-to-End Control Over Your Logistics Business

Dec. 6 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Solftlink Global Process optimization and transparency are high on any company priority agenda, putting renewed pressure on logistics companies to make important technology decisions. Such agenda is a significant driver for growth,...

Ships reminded on safety precautions during bad weather

Ships reminded on safety precautions during bad weather

Dec. 3 | Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay As typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) batters portions of the Philippines, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has reiterated shipowners and operators must exercise precautionary measures to ensure...