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Firm to build multi-billion peso port complex in Surigao

Firm to build multi-billion peso port complex in Surigao

Sep. 25 | JM McGregor Haggens, Inc. chairman and CEO Jonathan Sanchez during a televised press conference announcing The Maritime City project on September 25 | Screengrab from Radio TV Malacañang’s livestream Construction company JM McGregor Haggens, Inc....

FDA licensing order to hike cost, disrupt supply chain: Philexport chief

FDA licensing order to hike cost, disrupt supply chain: Philexport chief

Sep. 25 | An order reinstating registration requirements for certain household/urban hazardous substances (HUHS) could jack up cost and disrupt the supply chain, according to Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PHILEXPORT). In...

COVID-19 test lab for seafarers begins operations

COVID-19 test lab for seafarers begins operations

Sep. 24 | PPA GAD Center building currently being used as a testing laboratory for seafarers | Photo from PPA A molecular testing laboratory dedicated to testing seafarers for the COVID-19 disease has been formally opened at the GAD Center building in Port Area,...

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

Sep. 22 | Infographic from app.awsc.asean.org The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has laid out guidelines to execute the newly enforced self-certification scheme within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 24-2020, which...

Calapan port access road completed

Calapan port access road completed

Sep. 21 | The new Calapan Port access road | Photo from Department of Transportation The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has completed a new access road leading to the port of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago said that...

Keep ships moving, ports open, trade flowing: UN agencies to gov’ts

Keep ships moving, ports open, trade flowing: UN agencies to gov’ts

Sep. 21 | Eight United Nations (UN) organizations are calling on governments to facilitate trade and transport and restore supply chain connectivity amid the severe economic fallout from curtailing travel and closing borders. The UN bodies made the call as they...

PPA to introduce contact tracing app at ports

PPA to introduce contact tracing app at ports

Sep. 19 | Infographic from Philippine Ports Authority The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will soon roll out nationwide a free mobile app for contact tracing of passengers at ports and ships. PPA on September 18 introduced TRAZE, a mobile app that uses QR code...

PPA tests online vessel booking, payment system at Ro-ro ports

PPA tests online vessel booking, payment system at Ro-ro ports

Sep. 18 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago demonstrates the use of the Unified Electronic Ticketing System kiosk during a test run at Batangas port on Sept. 18 | Photo from PPA The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) conducted on...

BOC establishes rules for duty-free store, warehouse operations

BOC establishes rules for duty-free store, warehouse operations

Sep. 18 | Duty Free Philippines flagship store in Paranaque City | Photo from DFPC’s website The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 11-2020, which governs the establishment and operation of duty- and tax-free stores...

Cebu’s Pier 5 construction goes ahead

Cebu’s Pier 5 construction goes ahead

Sep. 18 | Cebu base port | Photo from OPASCOR The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) is pushing through with construction of Pier 5 for exclusive use of domestic cargoes. In a recent online interview with the Philippine Information Agency-Region 7, CPA general manager Leonilo...