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Manila to host IFCBA conference in May

Manila to host IFCBA conference in May

Feb. 20 | Manila will host the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) 2018 World Conference on May 28-30, 2018, providing an avenue for customs brokers and allied stakeholders all over the world to address industry concerns. Themed “Redefining...

Hearing on proposed trash collection fee at Manila domestic terminal set

Hearing on proposed trash collection fee at Manila domestic terminal set

Feb. 20 | Manila North Harbour Port, Inc’s. (MNHPI) proposal to include a garbage collection fee in its tariff will be discussed at a public hearing on March 2 called by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). In a position paper dated November 22, 2017, MNHPI...

NMC Container Lines bags Best Shipping Line Award from Nestle

NMC Container Lines bags Best Shipping Line Award from Nestle

Feb. 19 | NMC Container Lines, Inc., a member of the Magsaysay Shipping & Logistics’ Liner Shipping Division, recently received the “Mahusay” or Best Shipping Line Award for 2017 from Nestle. The Mahusay recognized NMC’s 98% lead time accuracy and...

PPA to begin P2B Davao-Sasa port upgrade in first semester

PPA to begin P2B Davao-Sasa port upgrade in first semester

Feb. 18 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) plans to start the initial rehabilitation of Davao-Sasa port in the first half of 2018, eyeing an estimated budget of P2 billion for the project. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago recently told media the...

EO identifying DOTr as overseer of MTOs almost ready

EO identifying DOTr as overseer of MTOs almost ready

Feb. 9 | The draft executive order (EO) that will designate the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as the Philippines’ competent national body that will oversee multimodal transport operators (MTOs) is being finalized. A ranking DOTr official who requested...

Higher impex, transshipment volumes propel Subic box traffic

Higher impex, transshipment volumes propel Subic box traffic

Feb. 9 | Subic photo handled 12% more container traffic in 2017. Photo courtesy of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. Container traffic at Subic Port grew 12% in 2017 to 139,980 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 124,707 TEUs in 2016, according to the...

PH test link to ASEAN Single Window successful, says DOF

PH test link to ASEAN Single Window successful, says DOF

Feb. 8 | Initial tests to assess the Philippines’ interconnection with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies, starting with Indonesia, via the ASEAN Single Window (ASW), were successful, according to Department of Finance (DOF). “Although...

BOC makes progress with $200M automation project

BOC makes progress with $200M automation project

Feb. 5 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has taken the first step to further automate its systems and modernize its processes with the help of Washington-based lender World Bank (WB). Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said BOC on January 25 concluded...

DOF exec: TRAIN to have positive impact on logistics sector

DOF exec: TRAIN to have positive impact on logistics sector

Feb. 5 | Higher consumption and the construction of needed infrastructure, which are among the expected results from the Philippine government’s tax reform program, will benefit the country’s logistics and supply chain sector, according to an official of...

PH logistics players upbeat about 2018 amid old issues

PH logistics players upbeat about 2018 amid old issues

Jan. 30 | Philippine cargo transport service providers and supply chain professionals remain optimistic this year despite new and persistent challenges, saying issues will be centered on policies and infrastructure bottlenecks. In separate emails to PortCalls,...
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