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Customs processing improved in five key ports—BOC time release study

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) conducted a time release study at five key ports last year to determine bottlenecks in cargo clearance and...

PH manufacturing contraction accelerates in Nov 

Philippine manufacturing sector continued to contract in both volume and value for the ninth consecutive month in November 2020 Volume of Production Index...

DTI slaps safeguard duties on imported passenger cars, light vehicles

Provisional safeguard duties of P70,000 per unit will be imposed on imported passenger cars, and P110,000 per unit on imported light commercial vehicles ...

PortCalls (January 4, 2021)

Our latest issue of PortCalls (January 4, 2021). Stories include: New container output to jump 40% in 2021 amid strong cargo demand: study NCR, 9 other areas...

BOC 2020 collection exceeds target by 6.6%

2020 collection target surpassed by 6.6% but revenue is 14.4% lower than the 2019 collection 10 of 17 collection districts exceeded annual collection...

DTI downgrades 2022 export target to $104B

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) cut its medium-term export projections from the US$130 billion target by 2022 to $103.9 billion Travel...

Maersk seeking solutions to US exporters’ complaints of box shortages

Maersk assures it is finding ways to resolve the current container shortages and logistics bottlenecks amid surging US importation of goods US exporters...

ONE inks long-term charter for six of world’s largest box ships

Letter of intent signed for the 15-year charter of six new ultra large container ships Mega ships to have capacity greater than 24,000...

Rising container freight rates not easing in early 2021—experts

Increase in box transport rates to continue several weeks more into the new year Container shortages, surge in demand and heavy US and...

PortCalls (December 30, 2020)

Our latest issue of PortCalls (December 30, 2020). Stories include: BOC issues regulations on VASP accreditation Expressway tolls waived on New Year’s Eve, Day PCCI seeks gov’t...

Crew change activities halted from Dec 30 to Jan 15

Crew change hubs under control of the Philippine Ports Authority and Cebu Port Authority will temporarily disallow crew change activities for vessels from...

PH imposes temporary ban on 20 countries

The Philippines will implement a travel ban covering 20 countries from 1 a.m. of December 30, 2020 to January 15, 2021 The measure...

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