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PPA: No additional port charges due to ECQ

PPA: No additional port charges due to ECQ

Mar. 25 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said it has not authorized the imposition of additional port charges, including hazard fee, following imposition of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, in a...

ICTSI-MICT operational

ICTSI-MICT operational

Mar. 25 | Photo from ICTSI’s website. The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) remains open and operational even with the closure of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) office there. This, after a BOC employee tested positive for the coronavirus disease...

BOC-MICP closed, transactions online after staff tests positive for COVID-19

BOC-MICP closed, transactions online after staff tests positive for COVID-19

Mar. 25 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Manila International Container Port (MICP) building is closed until further notice for disinfection as an employee tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the BOC said in a statement on March 24, 2020. Customs Commissioner...

BOC extends by a month expiring accreditation of stakeholders

BOC extends by a month expiring accreditation of stakeholders

Mar. 20 | BOC assistant commissioner and spokesperson Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla in an online livestream on March 20 announced the extension of accreditation. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is extending the accreditation of stakeholders unable to renew due to...

BOC order tackles provisional declaration of donated goods

BOC order tackles provisional declaration of donated goods

Mar. 18 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued rules on provisional declaration of donated goods for relief consignment under a state of calamity. In a memo dated March 17 and effective immediately, BOC said goods involving donations for relief consignment may...

ATI: stringent protocols, personnel shuttles ensure business continuity at ports

ATI: stringent protocols, personnel shuttles ensure business continuity at ports

Mar. 18 | Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) said its facilities in Manila, Batangas, and Laguna are going about business as usual to ensure unimpeded flow of goods during the heightened national emergency and enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. ATI said...

Gov’t reiterates order for free flow of cargo, assures improvement at PNP checkpoints

Gov’t reiterates order for free flow of cargo, assures improvement at PNP checkpoints

Mar. 18 | Philippine National Police spokesperson P/BGen Bernard Banac Cargo trucks and vans should not be blocked from entering ports, expressways, or highways, according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles. The Cabinet official, speaking in a government-run...

Cargo service providers open for business despite ‘huge constraints’

Cargo service providers open for business despite ‘huge constraints’

Mar. 18 | Shipping lines, freight forwarding companies, and container depots remain operational, though experiencing difficulties, during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Association of...

Special food lanes eyed, truckers told to get DA accreditation

Special food lanes eyed, truckers told to get DA accreditation

Mar. 18 | Sample food lane pass courtesy of the Department of Agriculture Trucks and suppliers with accreditation from the Department of Agriculture (DA) will be able to use the proposed special lanes for food, agricultural and fishery products that will be established...

New BOC work schedule: 5-day week but with skeletal team

New BOC work schedule: 5-day week but with skeletal team

Mar. 17 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is enforcing a five-day work schedule with a skeletal workforce and allowing its personnel to work from home, according to BOC assistant commissioner and spokesperson Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla. Regular workdays are from...