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Pre-procurement for P10B Cebu int’l port to start this month

Pre-procurement for P10B Cebu int’l port to start this month

Aug. 4 | Screengrab of CPA general manager Leonilo Miole (right) and Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Visayas assistant secretary Jonji Gonzales during a virtual interview on July 28 The P10.1-billion New Cebu International Container Port (NCICP) project,...

NCR, 4 Luzon provinces revert to MECQ: know which businesses can operate

NCR, 4 Luzon provinces revert to MECQ: know which businesses can operate

Aug. 4 | President Rodrigo Duterte during a public address on August 2 | Photo courtesy of King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo The National Capital Region (NCR) and the Luzon provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan will revert to modified enhanced community...

Lower volumes but higher revenues for OOCL

Lower volumes but higher revenues for OOCL

Aug. 3 | Ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) reported a decline in overall freight volume in the second quarter and first half of this year, but saw revenue grow during the same periods. OOCL in a statement said total volumes for the second quarter...

BOC creates MICP, POM portals for goods declaration filing

BOC creates MICP, POM portals for goods declaration filing

Aug. 1 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has established dedicated portals for online filing of goods declaration at two of its biggest ports, Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port (MICP). Starting August 1, 2020, BOC said submission of goods...

MARINA issues rules on allocated space, discount for food, agri cargoes

MARINA issues rules on allocated space, discount for food, agri cargoes

Aug. 1 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) rolled out guidelines for a Department of Transportation (DOTr) order directing all domestic shipping lines to allocate vessel space for and extend a discount on all agricultural and food products. MARINA Advisory...

PPA pending applications, permit to operate valid until Aug 31

PPA pending applications, permit to operate valid until Aug 31

Jul. 31 | All pending applications for accreditation and permit to operate (PTO) received by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) prior to or after March 15, 2020 are deemed approved until August 31, 2020. Expired or expiring hold-over authorities (HOA) to operate...

Metro Manila, Cebu under GCQ until Aug 15

Metro Manila, Cebu under GCQ until Aug 15

Jul. 31 | President Rodrigo Duterte during his public address on July 30 at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang | Simeon Celi, Jr./Presidential Photo Metro Manila remains under general community quarantine (GCQ) from August 1 to 15, President Rodrigo Duterte announced...

PEZA service providers form group to tackle logistics concerns

PEZA service providers form group to tackle logistics concerns

Jul. 30 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A group servicing Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locators and companies has been established to address logistics concerns, among other issues. The Federation of PEZA Service Providers (FPSP) will be co-chaired...

Senate oks Bayanihan 2 Act on 3rd reading

Senate oks Bayanihan 2 Act on 3rd reading

Jul. 29 | Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Committee on Finance, steers the approval of Bayanihan to Recover as One Act on July 28, 2020 | Screengrab of the virtual session from Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau  The Senate has approved...

Why mandate shipping space, special rates for food products? ARTA asks DOTr

Why mandate shipping space, special rates for food products? ARTA asks DOTr

Jul. 28 | The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is asking the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to explain the basis of a recent order requiring domestic shipping lines to assign space on their vessels and provide preferential rates for food and agricultural products. ARTA...