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Local air carriers report 2% rise in cargo volume for Jan-Sept

Local air carriers report 2% rise in cargo volume for Jan-Sept

Dec. 4 | Image by StockSnap from Pixabay. Cargo volume handled by Philippine domestic carriers grew 2.1% in the first three quarters of 2019 to 239.086 million kilograms (kg) from 234.211 million kg handled in the same quarters last year, data from the Civil Aeronautics...

e2m upgraded to include more units of measurement

e2m upgraded to include more units of measurement

Dec. 4 |   Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has updated its electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system  to finally include other units of measurement besides kilograms (kg) in establishing the volume of different types of commodities and shipments. This...

BOC launches AEO program for 2020 implementation

BOC launches AEO program for 2020 implementation

Dec. 3 | The Bureau of Customs on Dec 2 launched the Philippine Authorized Economic Operator Program. At the launch and unveiling of the logo were (L to R): Asian Development Bank trade specialist Taro Sekiguchi, Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Department...

PPA pilots digital accreditation of port service providers

PPA pilots digital accreditation of port service providers

Dec. 3 | Image by Dominic Alberts from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is pilot-testing the automated processing of the accreditation of port service providers at the port management offices (PMO) of National Capital Region (NCR) South and North,...

PH Nov manufacturing index lowest since June

PH Nov manufacturing index lowest since June

Dec. 3 | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Growth in the Philippine manufacturing sector softened during November, as output and new orders increased at weaker rates and employment levels failed to improve. The latest IHS Markit Philippines Manufacturing...

PH reelected to IMO Council

PH reelected to IMO Council

Dec. 3 | The Philippines has been reelected to the council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under Category C for the biennium 2020 to 2021. The country since 1997 has been an active council member under Category C, members of which are states with...

NAIA, Panglao airports among NEDA Board-approved transport projects

NAIA, Panglao airports among NEDA Board-approved transport projects

Dec. 3 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has approved six transportation projects, including the unsolicited proposals to rehabilitate and modernize the airports of New Bohol Panglao and...

More Skyway lanes open to ease traffic

More Skyway lanes open to ease traffic

Dec. 3 | Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, San Miguel Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang and Transportation Secretary Art Tugade opened the completed two-lane Skyway ramp on December 1. Photo from www.dpwh.gov.ph. San Miguel Corporation...

Customs set to issue 22 more CAOs on CMTA

Customs set to issue 22 more CAOs on CMTA

Dec. 3 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to issue 22 more customs administrative orders (CAOs) implementing sections of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Image by edar from Pixabay. Of the 22 CAOs, 10 are already under review by the Department...

BOC post-clearance audit  zeroes in on rice, pharma importers

BOC post-clearance audit  zeroes in on rice, pharma importers

Dec. 3 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post-Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) has so far issued 307 audit notification letters (ANL) to importers, most of which import rice and pharmaceutical products. The third and latest batch of...