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EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

Jul. 17 | Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez delivering the keynote address at the 2nd Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibit on July 15. An executive order will take the place of a proposed joint administrative order (JAO) designed to regulate charges...

BOC formalizes tracking, control procedures for container movements

BOC formalizes tracking, control procedures for container movements

Jul. 15 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued guidelines and procedures for the monitoring and control of the movement of all containers, whether loaded or empty, at seaports in the Philippines. Customs Administrative Order...

Third party providers now require BOC registration

Third party providers now require BOC registration

Jul. 13 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will supervise and regulate third-party service providers transacting on behalf of importers and consignees by requiring them to register. Under Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 06-2019,...

Chelsea Logistics launches new RoPax ferry

Chelsea Logistics launches new RoPax ferry

Jul. 13 | Constructed in Kegoya Dock Co., Ltd. in Japan, M/V Trans-Asia 20 (Hull No. S-1190) can handle a total of 740 passengers, 22 buses, and six trucks. Photo from Chelsea Logistics. Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. launched in Japan on July...

Duterte forms inter-agency body ahead of IMO state audit scheme

Duterte forms inter-agency body ahead of IMO state audit scheme

Jul. 9 | President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency council in preparation for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) that will check in 2021 the Philippines’ compliance with and implementation of IMO agreements. The...

Safety reminder issued to maritime industry with onset of rains

Safety reminder issued to maritime industry with onset of rains

Jul. 8 | Image by Peter Nguyen from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is reminding ship owners, ship operators, bareboat charterers, ship managers, and other concerned stakeholders to ensure maritime safety at all times, especially now that the...

Drewry revises port traffic forecast, citing ‘existential fears’

Drewry revises port traffic forecast, citing ‘existential fears’

Jul. 8 | Global shipping consultancy Drewry has downgraded its forecast for global port throughput growth in 2019 to 3.0%, totaling 806 million TEUs, from its previous prediction of 3.9%. In its recently published “Container Forecaster,” Drewry said the downgrade...

BOC reaffirms order on non-entry of empties in Manila ports without special permit

BOC reaffirms order on non-entry of empties in Manila ports without special permit

Jul. 6 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a reminder that empty containers without a special permit to load (SPTL) may not enter the ports of Manila. In a memorandum dated June 25, deputy commissioner of Assessment and...

Hyundai Merchant Marine to join THE Alliance

Hyundai Merchant Marine to join THE Alliance

Jul. 3 | South Korean container shipping liner Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is joining THE Alliance as a full member, a good development for the leading Korean carrier after it was refused full membership by 2M Alliance, with whom its limited cooperation expires...

Marina: PH IMO 2020 roadmap ready for public review

Marina: PH IMO 2020 roadmap ready for public review

Jul. 1 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is finalizing the roadmap for the Philippines’ implementation of the global 0.50% sulfur cap on marine fuel oil, the mandatory low-sulfur fuel oil policy the International Maritime...
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