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4 shipping lines deployed to Iloilo-Guimaras route

4 shipping lines deployed to Iloilo-Guimaras route

Aug. 12 | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has directed four shipping companies to serve the Iloilo-Guimaras route to accommodate current passenger traffic while it investigates the August 3 capsizing of...

Batangas port container traffic surges 40% in first half

Batangas port container traffic surges 40% in first half

Aug. 9 | Batangas Container Terminal handled a record throughput of over 160,000 twenty-foot equivalent units in the first half of 2019, up more than 40% from the same period in 2018. Photo from port operator Asian Terminals Inc. The Batangas Container Terminal...

Hapag-Lloyd improves H1 profit on higher volumes, freight rates

Hapag-Lloyd improves H1 profit on higher volumes, freight rates

Aug. 9 | Germany’s largest container shipping liner Hapag-Lloyd has reported significantly higher earnings in the first half of 2019 as against the same period of the previous year, citing improved trade volumes and slightly better freight rates. In a statement,...

PPA suspends TABS bookings from Aug 9-10 to clear backlog

PPA suspends TABS bookings from Aug 9-10 to clear backlog

Aug. 9 | Aug 9 massive traffic jam on roads leading to and from the ports. Photo from the Facebook page of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has suspended truck bookings into Manila South Harbor through the Terminal Appointment...

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

Jul. 30 | Image by bastiaan from Pixabay Starting August 7, all port service providers, including customs brokers, shipping lines and agent, freight forwarders and truckers, will have to secure accreditation from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). The new accreditation...

Indonesia launches passenger ship booking app

Indonesia launches passenger ship booking app

Jul. 29 | Indonesia’s state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I) has launched an application for booking ship tickets throughout Indonesia anytime and anywhere so that people no longer need to meet face-to-face or queue up to get inter-island...

Domestic cargo handling tariff at Cebu port up 20%

Domestic cargo handling tariff at Cebu port up 20%

Jul. 28 | The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will increase by 20% the cargo-handling rate for domestic cargoes calling the Port of Cebu. CPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 06-2019, dated July 4 and effective from August 15, 2019, implements the tariff increase pursuant...

Leonilo Miole is new GM of Cebu Port Authority

Leonilo Miole is new GM of Cebu Port Authority

Jul. 27 | Leonilo E. Miole has been elected as the new general manager of Cebu Port Authority (CPA), replacing Angelo Verdan, who passed away on June 5. Miole was elected by the Cebu Port Commission (CPC), the governing body of CPA, according to Department of Transportation...

PPA scraps weighing fee for containers, Ro-Ro cargoes

PPA scraps weighing fee for containers, Ro-Ro cargoes

Jul. 27 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay Starting January 1, 2020, terminal operators may no longer collect weighing fee on domestic outbound laden containers and roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) cargoes, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). PPA Administrative...

Drewry foresees accelerating demand for smart containers

Drewry foresees accelerating demand for smart containers

Jul. 27 | The number of “smart” containers in the global fleet will triple in the five years to 2023 in the wake of growing calls for increased transparency and security across transport value chains, says Drewry in a new report. Smart containers have increased...