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Merger of Manila’s customs districts gets support

Merger of Manila’s customs districts gets support

Oct. 7 | Merging the two customs collection districts at the Manila port will make collecting duties and taxes more efficient, while stakeholders will benefit from improved port operations, according to shipping lines and a port operator. “I think one of the...

BIMCO suggests limiting ships’ propulsion power to curb emissions

BIMCO suggests limiting ships’ propulsion power to curb emissions

Oct. 7 | The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is proposing the regulation of the propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the greenhouse gas (GHG) savings already achieved through slower steaming. In a statement, BIMCO said it has submitted...

Shipping lines, truckers not exempt from PPA accreditation

Shipping lines, truckers not exempt from PPA accreditation

Oct. 2 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) maintains truckers and shipping lines operating within ports require accreditation to continue providing port services. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago said PPA is not granting the request of truckers...

With looming IMO 2020 implementation, no MARINA plan yet for domestic vessels

With looming IMO 2020 implementation, no MARINA plan yet for domestic vessels

Oct. 2 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is still studying how to implement the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020, or the sulfur cap policy, on domestic shipping lines. The global regulation is for implementation in three months’ time. Beginning...

Cebu port expands capacity with launch of P1B finger pier

Cebu port expands capacity with launch of P1B finger pier

Oct. 1 | The construction of Cebu International Port’s finger pier started in September 2018. The facility is scheduled to start operations on October 7, 2019. Photo courtesy of port cargo-handling operator Oriental Port and Allied Services Corporation. Cebu...

PPA to wrap up talks on GenSan port unsolicited proposal by Oct

PPA to wrap up talks on GenSan port unsolicited proposal by Oct

Oct. 1 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago at the sidelines of The Manila Times Shipping and Logistic Outlook summit on September 30. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is processing the unsolicited proposal of Davao-based...

Trans-Asia strikes charter deal for ro-ro passenger ship for Visayas, Mindanao

Trans-Asia strikes charter deal for ro-ro passenger ship for Visayas, Mindanao

Sep. 28 | In photo are, from left: Kumiai Senpaku Co. Ltd. Finance and Accounting Manager Masahiro Ikemura, Southern Pacific Holding Corporation Chief Operating Officer Capt. Rajeeva Mathur, Kumiai Senpaku/ Southern Pacific Holding Corporation President Nobutaka...

CMA CGM launches world’s first LNG-powered box ship

CMA CGM launches world’s first LNG-powered box ship

Sep. 27 | Global shipping and logistics group CMA CGM has launched the world’s largest containership powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the first in a new fleet of nine French-flagged, 23,000-TEU, LNG-powered containerships. Launched September 25 at...

6 ports for bidding under PPA’s new terminal concession rules

6 ports for bidding under PPA’s new terminal concession rules

Sep. 26 | Tabaco City port, one of the pilot ports for proposed implementation of uniform tariffs. Photo from tabacocity.com.ph The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will be bidding out six ports this year under its new terminal management policy that lays down...

PPA eyes simplified permit to operate, accreditation requirements

PPA eyes simplified permit to operate, accreditation requirements

Sep. 26 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) plans to review its regulation requiring stakeholders to secure a permit-to-operate (PTO) to avoid duplications with its new accreditation rule requirements. The review is part of PPA’s reassessment and streamlining...