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Thai port piloting automated customs services

Thai port piloting automated customs services

Feb. 21 | The customs office at Laem Chabang port, Thailand’s largest port located in Chonburi Province, is testing out its new electronic processing system as it moves to better facilitate imports and exports. Laem Chabang Port Customs Bureau director Yutana...

Hearing on proposed trash collection fee at Manila domestic terminal set

Hearing on proposed trash collection fee at Manila domestic terminal set

Feb. 20 | Manila North Harbour Port, Inc’s. (MNHPI) proposal to include a garbage collection fee in its tariff will be discussed at a public hearing on March 2 called by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). In a position paper dated November 22, 2017, MNHPI...

Vietnam allows self-declaration for food imports

Vietnam allows self-declaration for food imports

Feb. 20 | The Vietnamese government is giving companies the right to self-declare food product origins and quality in a move intended to assist food and beverage importers and producers by reducing inspection times, costs, and criteria. Under Decree No. 15, effective...

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

Feb. 19 | Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA district collector Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla at the Feb 13 NAIA Customs and Business Dialogue organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. STAKEHOLDERS can expect faster and more streamlined processing at the...

PCG launches first Vessel Traffic Management System in Cebu

PCG launches first Vessel Traffic Management System in Cebu

Feb. 18 | Photo from www.coastguard.gov.ph The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has inaugurated the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) first Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in Cebu that is expected to enhance the maritime traffic accident prevention capability...

PPA to begin P2B Davao-Sasa port upgrade in first semester

PPA to begin P2B Davao-Sasa port upgrade in first semester

Feb. 18 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) plans to start the initial rehabilitation of Davao-Sasa port in the first half of 2018, eyeing an estimated budget of P2 billion for the project. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago recently told media the...

House Speaker sets 45-day deadline for airlines to shift domestic flights to Clark

House Speaker sets 45-day deadline for airlines to shift domestic flights to Clark

Feb. 16 | Cebu Pacific domestic flights currently operate out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants Philippine airlines to transfer their domestic flights to Clark International Airport (CRK) within 45 days to decongest...

Manila part of A350-1000 demo tour

Manila part of A350-1000 demo tour

Feb. 16 | Manila was the last stop of the A350-1000 three-week demonstration tour in the Asia Pacific. The plane, which touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Feb 15, belongs to the A350 XWB (extra wide body) family. It costs 25% less to operate...

Smuggled luxe vehicles will be condemned, not auctioned: BOC

Smuggled luxe vehicles will be condemned, not auctioned: BOC

Feb. 14 | Some of the smuggled luxury cars destroyed at the Manila port on Feb 6. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. In compliance with the directive of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will condemn rather than auction off...

Consortium puts forward P350B NAIA development proposal

Consortium puts forward P350B NAIA development proposal

Feb. 14 | A consortium comprising seven of the biggest Philippine conglomerates has submitted a P350-billion unsolicited bid to the government for the development of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) into a regional aviation hub. The NAIA consortium—composed...
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