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GPS-based container monitoring scheme begins in October–BOC

GPS-based container monitoring scheme begins in October–BOC

Sep. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to implement in all Philippine ports by October a GPS-based container tracking system that will ensure shipments in transit end up only in their designated container yard/container freight stations (CY/CFS). BOC is preparing...

Mariveles multipurpose terminal opens doors to more users

Mariveles multipurpose terminal opens doors to more users

Sep. 24 | For Mariveles Multi-Purpose Terminal’s first phase of development, its operator Seasia Nectar Port Services, Inc invested P1.3 billion for civil works and P200 million for equipment. Photo courtesy of SNPSI. After working exclusively with one client,...

BOC to clear South Harbor of overstaying cargoes as holiday season approaches

BOC to clear South Harbor of overstaying cargoes as holiday season approaches

Sep. 24 | Manila South Harbor photo courtesy of Asian Terminals Inc. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Manila (POM) is putting in place measures to free up more space at Manila South Harbor to address growing volumes and prepare for the influx of shipments for...

All PH ports to adopt BOC’s 1-Assessment on Oct 15

All PH ports to adopt BOC’s 1-Assessment on Oct 15

Sep. 21 | Bureau of Customs Management Information System and Technology Group Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Ian Dy at the recent PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade-organized forum on “BOC Automation: New Processes Enabling Trade Facilitation”. The...

AISL: BOC’s authority over lines excludes issues on freight rates, other charges

AISL: BOC’s authority over lines excludes issues on freight rates, other charges

Sep. 21 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) has pointed out that while the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs (BOC) may register and regulate foreign shipping lines, the agency cannot involve itself in commercial matters such as carriers’ rates...

Full operation of Cavite Gateway Terminal starts end-Sept

Full operation of Cavite Gateway Terminal starts end-Sept

Sep. 12 | Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT), the Philippines’ first container roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) barge terminal, is set to start full operations by end of the month after handling 360 containers during the pilot period from July to early September. The containers...

DICT headed for banner year with 10% hike in cargo volume eyed

DICT headed for banner year with 10% hike in cargo volume eyed

Sep. 3 | Davao International Container Terminal vice president Bonifacio Licayan delivered a presentation at the recent 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference 2018. Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) is forging ahead with its expansion program even as it...

Cebu port expands berths to solve domestic congestion

Cebu port expands berths to solve domestic congestion

Aug. 29 | Cebu Port Authority general manager Angelo Verdan said the port expansion, scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of this year, is costing the port authority P330 million. The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) is expanding berths 7 and 8 of the Cebu baseport...

MinDA unveils strategy to make Tawi-Tawi Asia’s transhipment hub

MinDA unveils strategy to make Tawi-Tawi Asia’s transhipment hub

Aug. 29 | Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Haj Abul Khayr Alonto delivered the keynote address at the recent 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade in Davao City. The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)...

Automated system to countercheck list of importables nearly done—BOC

Automated system to countercheck list of importables nearly done—BOC

Aug. 23 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Management Information System and Technology Group (MISTG) is working to finish this month the automated system that will make it easier to countercheck the list of importable items, a policy currently on hold. MISTG deputy...
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