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Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

Aug. 5 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay As the Bureau of Customs (BOC) drafts its rules on cross-border e-commerce, it finds itself confronted with a multitude of potential issues related to online purchases. The bureau’s key concern is determination of liability,...

Truck drivers to undergo discipline training

Truck drivers to undergo discipline training

Jul. 31 | Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso in a meeting with truckers’ associations on July 30. Photo from Manila Public Information Office. Truckers will conduct training for their drivers in response to Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno”...

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

Jul. 30 | Image by bastiaan from Pixabay Starting August 7, all port service providers, including customs brokers, shipping lines and agent, freight forwarders and truckers, will have to secure accreditation from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). The new accreditation...

Cross-border e-commerce conference highlights regulations, best trade practices

Cross-border e-commerce conference highlights regulations, best trade practices

Jul. 30 | First row photos (from L): participants to the Cross-Border E-commerce conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade; and conference speakers and organizers. Second row photos (from L): during panel discussion with Bureau of Customs assistant...

UPS posts better-than-expected 2Q earnings

UPS posts better-than-expected 2Q earnings

Jul. 30 | Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) announced better-than-expected second-quarter 2019 earnings, with growth in all segments. UPS, the world’s biggest package delivery company, reported US$1.96 in adjusted earnings per share (EPS) for the second...

Hyundai opens first SEA logistics office in Vietnam

Hyundai opens first SEA logistics office in Vietnam

Jul. 29 | Hyundai Glovis, a logistics company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and part of the Hyundai Automotive Group, has opened its first Southeast Asian office in Vietnam as it seeks to increase its presence in the region. Hyundai Glovis Vietnam, which...

BOC to train sights on errant customs brokers

BOC to train sights on errant customs brokers

Jul. 28 | Image by succo from Pixabay Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will go after customs brokers in violation of customs regulations. In a statement last week, Guerrero said President Rodrigo Duterte, in a meeting...

DoubleDragon’s Capiz hub fully completed, leased out

DoubleDragon’s Capiz hub fully completed, leased out

Jul. 27 | CentralHub-Capiz is a 4.2-hectare industrial warehouse complex, 11 kilometers from Culasi Port, Roxas City, and eight kilometers from the Roxas City Airport. Photo from www.doubledragon.com.ph DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has completed the development...

PPA scraps weighing fee for containers, Ro-Ro cargoes

PPA scraps weighing fee for containers, Ro-Ro cargoes

Jul. 27 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay Starting January 1, 2020, terminal operators may no longer collect weighing fee on domestic outbound laden containers and roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) cargoes, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). PPA Administrative...

Victory Group’s mega distribution hub in Bulacan open for business

Victory Group’s mega distribution hub in Bulacan open for business

Jul. 23 | Victory Group president and CEO Enrique Castillo (center), together with other officials of the company, receive the symbolic key to the newly-constructed distribution center. Logistics solutions provider Victory Group of Companies has opened its first...