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Port of Manila district collector’s hands-on approach boosts port efficiency, collections

Port of Manila district collector’s hands-on approach boosts port efficiency, collections

May. 20 | Bureau of Customs-Port of Manila district collector Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria believes increased operational efficiency results in faster transactions, a more conducive business setting at the bureau, efficient revenue collection, and diminished corruption. Putting...

Faster implementation of online system for return of empties eyed

Faster implementation of online system for return of empties eyed

Apr. 26 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) plans to fast-track the full implementation of its web-based system to help address issues with the return of empty containers. AISL president Patrick Ronas, in a phone interview with PortCalls,...

Victory Group banks on strong logistics growth to power business

Victory Group banks on strong logistics growth to power business

Apr. 18 | Enrique Castillo, president and chief executive officer of Victory Group In the highly competitive field of Philippine logistics, newcomer supply chain solutions provider Victory Group of Companies believes there is more than enough room for new players. Enrique...

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

Feb. 19 | Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA district collector Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla at the Feb 13 NAIA Customs and Business Dialogue organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. STAKEHOLDERS can expect faster and more streamlined processing at the...

PH logistics players upbeat about 2018 amid old issues

PH logistics players upbeat about 2018 amid old issues

Jan. 30 | Philippine cargo transport service providers and supply chain professionals remain optimistic this year despite new and persistent challenges, saying issues will be centered on policies and infrastructure bottlenecks. In separate emails to PortCalls,...

SCMAP targets 7 supply chain ‘pain points’ that curb growth

SCMAP targets 7 supply chain ‘pain points’ that curb growth

Jan. 30 | One of the problems facing the Philippine supply chain industry is the shortage of qualified warehousing personnel. The Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) is creating collaboration groups to address seven identified supply...

New PISA chair unveils plans for a strong domestic shipping sector

New PISA chair unveils plans for a strong domestic shipping sector

Dec. 10 | At the recent general membership meeting of the Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association were (L to R) former chairman Roberto Umali, current PISA chairman Christopher Pastrana, and Development Bank of the Philippines first vice president, Financing...

Box volume at Davao terminal seen to top 2017 target by up to 10%

Box volume at Davao terminal seen to top 2017 target by up to 10%

Nov. 28 | Davao International Container Terminal has already handled 277,000 twenty-foot equivalent units in the first 10 months of 2017, just 23,000 TEUs short of target. Davao City, Philippines— Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) expects to surpass...

More opportunities await customs brokers as supply chain practitioners

More opportunities await customs brokers as supply chain practitioners

Nov. 16 | Cris John Garcia, logistics cluster lead for Southeast Asia of multinational food and beverage company Mondelez International, delivering a presentation at the recent 27th National Convention of the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. in Davao City. Customs...

BOC turning to foreign partners for ICT modernization plan

BOC turning to foreign partners for ICT modernization plan

Nov. 15 | Philippine Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña at the recent Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. 27th National Convention in Davao City. The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is tapping international institutions for the implementation of its automation...
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