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Prior public consult unnecessary to implement MNHPI berthing rule, says PPA

Prior public consult unnecessary to implement MNHPI berthing rule, says PPA

Jun. 23 | North Port Terminal 1 | Photo from www.northport.ph Port operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.’s (MNHPI) requirement for all container vessels to berth at Terminal 1 of North Port starting June 22 does not need prior public consultation since the...

Chelsea Logistics sees a reversal of fortunes, reports loss of P345M in Q1

Chelsea Logistics sees a reversal of fortunes, reports loss of P345M in Q1

Jun. 21 | The drop in net profit was also due to Chelsea’s share in the net loss of one of its associates, 2GO Group, Inc. Photo from www.chelsealogistics.ph Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp (CLC) posted a net loss of P345 million for the...

ARTA seeks PPA comment on berthing rule adopted sans consultation

ARTA seeks PPA comment on berthing rule adopted sans consultation

Jun. 20 | The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has asked the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to comment on port operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.’s (MNHPI) decision to implement a new berthing guideline allegedly “without proper consultation with stakeholders.” The...

Container ships calling North Port must use Terminal 1 from June 22

Container ships calling North Port must use Terminal 1 from June 22

Jun. 17 | North Port Terminal 1 | Photo courtesy of northport.ph Starting June 22, all container vessels calling North Port, the domestic terminal at Manila North Harbor, will have to berth at Terminal 1 and use quay cranes. In a June 8 advisory to shipping lines...

Retain foreign ownership restriction in domestic shipping, industry associations insist

Retain foreign ownership restriction in domestic shipping, industry associations insist

Jun. 17 | Domestic shipping terminal North Port in Manila North Harbor Domestic shipping organizations renewed their appeal to include domestic shipping in the coverage of public utilities under the bill amending the Public Service Act (PSA). Excluding domestic...

IMO council oks 2 PH documents for IMSAS audit

IMO council oks 2 PH documents for IMSAS audit

Jun. 15 | Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) Council has approved two vital documents submitted by the Philippines for the mandatory IMSAS audit. In the 2nd Inter-agency Council Meeting...

Coopetition an opportunity for multimodal transport operators, says industry exec

Coopetition an opportunity for multimodal transport operators, says industry exec

Jun. 14 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Multimodal transport operators can collaborate and cooperate—even between competitors—during this time when there are capacity issues and decrease in cargo demand brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

BOC nets P19M from disposal of overstaying containers

BOC nets P19M from disposal of overstaying containers

Jun. 14 | Image by Pexels from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) disposed of 271 overstaying containers from May 22 to June 5, of which 19 were auctioned off resulting in revenues of P18.694 million. For the year, the total number of overstaying and abandoned...

14 ports done, 22 others for completion this year

14 ports done, 22 others for completion this year

Jun. 13 | Image by Convegni_Ancisa from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) have completed 14 port projects while 22 more are set to be finished and inaugurated within the year. These projects will boost operational...

Keep ships moving, ports open and trade flowing, urge UN entities

Keep ships moving, ports open and trade flowing, urge UN entities

Jun. 13 | Tired Seaman AB or Bosun on deck of vessel or ship. Photo from UNCTAD. The world’s reliance on maritime transport makes it more important than ever to keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing, and to support ship crew changeovers,...