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Shipping lines seek review of PPA’s “redundant” central ticketing system

The Philippine Inter-Island Shipping Association (PISA) is seeking a review of Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Administrative Order 12-2019 implementing a central ticketing system...

PH cargo transport sector suffers from lack of competition—PCC study

The Philippine transport and logistics sector is highly concentrated with the cargo services sector lacking competition, a study found A Philippine Competition Commission...

PH ports’ cargo volume up 15.5% in first five months

Cargo volume at Philippines ports grew 15.5% in the first five months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 Containerized shipments...

PPA seeks bids for P962M Matnog port contract

The Philippine Ports Authority is bidding out the terminal management contract for Matnog port in Sorsogon The 15-year concession contract covers the management...

Port users: postpone North Port cargo-handling rate hike plan

Port users want North Port’s proposed 15.33% cargo-handling rate increase delayed The Export Development Council and Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association of...

BOC to launch AEO portal, e-advance ruling system within July

The Bureau of Customs will launch within July an online portal for the Authorized Economic Operator program and the electronic advance ruling system ...

Penalties for strategic trade act violation take effect in 2022

Penalties under the Strategic Trade and Management Act will be lifted on January 1, 2022 The imposition of administrative penalties under the STMA...

Calapan port back in business after turnover standoff

The standstill at the Port of Calapan in Mindoro this morning (July 12) has ended and the port is now operating normally The...

E-TRACC expands to cover more inter-island import cargoes

The Bureau of Customs’ Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo (E-TRACC) System now covers import containers from the ports of Manila and Batangas headed...

Perks await local carriers plying missionary RoRo routes

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is encouraging domestic ship operators to deploy ships on 41 unserved routes declared as roll-on/roll-off missionary routes to...