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IMO underscores next steps to delivering GHG reduction strategy

IMO underscores next steps to delivering GHG reduction strategy

Oct. 24 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has outlined the succeeding measures to deliver the strategy on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships with the approval of a program of follow-up actions. The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection...

Draft PH maritime roadmap identifies priority programs for next 10 years

Draft PH maritime roadmap identifies priority programs for next 10 years

Oct. 22 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is finalizing priority programs and projects under its 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP), which aims to transform the Philippines into a major maritime hub. “While it may be true that we [did]...

IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits for tackling maritime emissions

IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits for tackling maritime emissions

Oct. 21 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released a new set of toolkits for assessing and addressing emissions from ships and ports. The Ship Emissions Toolkit and Port Emissions Toolkit have been developed under the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime...

Cavite Gateway Terminal officially opens Nov 5

Cavite Gateway Terminal officially opens Nov 5

Oct. 20 | Cavite Gateway Terminal is 11 kilometers from the Cavite Export Processing Zone Authority, whose users are the facility’s ideal clients. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT), the Philippines’ first container...

PPA bares guidelines for awarding of port management contracts

PPA bares guidelines for awarding of port management contracts

Oct. 17 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has released guidelines for selecting and awarding contracts under its Port Terminal Management Regulatory Framework (PTMRF), which outlines the new rules for terminal management contracts. PPA Administrative Order...

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

Oct. 14 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez talking about “perceptions” of port congestion. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs. There is no congestion at Manila ports, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez announced...

CTAP rules on diversion of empties to common yard

CTAP rules on diversion of empties to common yard

Oct. 14 | THE Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) has issued supplemental rules on return of empty containers, specifically when empties should be diverted to the CTAP common yard. CTAP Board Resolution No. 5 series of 2018 states that...

PPA prescribes accreditation rules for port service providers

PPA prescribes accreditation rules for port service providers

Oct. 14 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued guidelines on accreditation of port service providers to ensure only those qualified can render services at ports under its jurisdiction. PPA Administrative Order (AO) No. 10-2018, signed by PPA general...

BOC fires, charges more execs over missing rice at Zamboanga port

BOC fires, charges more execs over missing rice at Zamboanga port

Oct. 14 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has relieved and charged more officials and employees of the Port of Zamboanga following the reported disappearance of thousands of sacks of rice from the port’s custody. Aside from district collector Lyceo Martinez and customs...

PCC begins review of Udenna takeover of Trans-Asia after notification filed

PCC begins review of Udenna takeover of Trans-Asia after notification filed

Oct. 14 | The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has started phase one of its review of Udenna Corporation’s takeover of Trans-Asia Shipping Lines following the holding company’s submission of notification on September 21, 2018. Udenna’s acquisition...
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