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PLSA raises concerns on PPA’s proposed uniform tariff

PLSA raises concerns on PPA’s proposed uniform tariff

Sep. 18 | The Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) is seeking clarification on uniform tariff rates the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) wants applied to ports won through through bidding under a new terminal management policy. In a position paper dated...

PISA: removing shipping from list of public utilities will harm riding public

PISA: removing shipping from list of public utilities will harm riding public

Sep. 16 | The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA) has reiterated its opposition to removal of transportation services, including domestic shipping, from the list of public utilities. PISA reasoned that removing transportation from the category of...

PPA clears 9.6% cargo handling tariff hike for Batanes port

PPA clears 9.6% cargo handling tariff hike for Batanes port

Sep. 16 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has approved a 9.6% upward adjustment in the cargo-handling tariff at the Port of Basco, Batanes, with the new tariff to take effect on October 6. The increase was pursuant...

Hapag-Lloyd launches ‘simple, fast’ online marine insurance

Hapag-Lloyd launches ‘simple, fast’ online marine insurance

Sep. 13 | Global liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its digital product portfolio by offering its customers an online marine insurance. German-based Hapag-Lloyd said “Quick Cargo Insurance,” available on its website, provides customers...

ICTSI Ecuador launches first transport insurance program for banana trade

ICTSI Ecuador launches first transport insurance program for banana trade

Sep. 11 | Contecon Guayaquil SA, ICTSI’s terminal in Guayas, Ecuador Contecon Guayaquil SA—the Ecuadorian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)—is providing a comprehensive insurance program to support growers at the world’s...

CMA CGM reports volume, profit growth in Q2 from strong intraregional lanes

CMA CGM reports volume, profit growth in Q2 from strong intraregional lanes

Sep. 11 | French transport and logistics provider CMA CGM said its shipping business remained strong in the second quarter, with significant improvement in volumes carried and in profitability, enabling the shipping activity to post a positive net result. In the...

Maritime group against bills declassifying shipping as public utility

Maritime group against bills declassifying shipping as public utility

Sep. 10 | The Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association (PCSA) is opposing bills that propose to remove transportation services, which include domestic shipping, from the list of services considered as public utilities. Once transportation is no longer a public...

PH fuel marking program implementing rules released

PH fuel marking program implementing rules released

Sep. 10 | Image courtesy of yodiyim at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has finally released implementing rules for its fuel marking program, which mandates marking and testing of petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion...

Digital transformation of maritime shipping accelerating, says report

Digital transformation of maritime shipping accelerating, says report

Sep. 8 | The digital transformation of the maritime freight market is growing at an impressive rate as the sector seeks to improve transparency and response time to customers’ needs, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. The “Digital Transformation...

PPA proposes uniform cargo-handling tariff

PPA proposes uniform cargo-handling tariff

Sep. 2 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is giving stakeholders until September 9 to comment on its proposal adopting a uniform cargo-handling tariff in all port concessions under a new terminal management system. The proposal cuts to one tariff the current...