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BOC-MICP operations almost back to normal

BOC-MICP operations almost back to normal

Apr. 5 | BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla (left) and BOC Port of Manila district collector Arsenia Ilagan during an online live update on April 3. Operations of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Manila International Container Port (MICP) have...

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Apr. 5 | Process flow for the release of imported cargoes under JAO 20-01. The boxes in blue are BOC processes, while the boxes in yellow are performed by various port and shipping stakeholders/service providers, according to BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent...

Port congestion eases with Manila terminals’ yard utilization down to 75% from high of 98%

Port congestion eases with Manila terminals’ yard utilization down to 75% from high of 98%

Apr. 4 | Philippine Coast Guard personnel assisting in the transfer of overstaying containers from MICT. Shippers are starting to withdraw overstaying containers at Manila’s international container terminals, leading to a drop in yard utilization to 75% on April...

Only PNP can inspect cargo vehicles, and only if absolutely necessary

Only PNP can inspect cargo vehicles, and only if absolutely necessary

Apr. 3 | Only the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) may inspect cargo vehicles at dedicated control points (DCPs), according to PNP Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. DCPs will...

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Expiring PEZA service providers’ LOAs automatically extended

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has automatically extended all accredited service providers’ Letters of Authority (LOA) expiring during the enhanced community quarantine period (ECQ) in Luzon. The automatic extension of expiring LOA covers...

PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue

PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue

Apr. 3 | PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue Our latest (April 1, 2020) issue contains stories on. For other industry developments, check out our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

Authorized Economic Operator program guidelines issued

Authorized Economic Operator program guidelines issued

Apr. 3 | The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program for importers and exporters has been established under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 09-2020. Signed March 16 and effective immediately, the order operationalizes an interim AEO office to implement the...

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

PEZA orders online validation of e-import permits

Apr. 3 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has directed the continued online validation of electronic import permits (eIP) and online endorsement of validated eIPs to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Manila International Container Port (MICP), Ninoy Aquino...

COVID-19 an ‘existential’ threat as airports face multi-billion dollar losses

COVID-19 an ‘existential’ threat as airports face multi-billion dollar losses

Apr. 2 | The COVID-19 pandemic is an “existential threat” to the airport business and is predicted to wipe out two-fifths of global passenger traffic and almost half of revenues for airports in 2020, according to an economic analysis by Airports Council...