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JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue

PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue

Apr. 3 | PortCalls April 1, 2020 issue Our latest (April 1, 2020) issue contains stories on. For other industry developments, check out our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Apr. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine...

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Medical supplies, equipment get import duty, tax exemption

Apr. 1 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Imported medical supplies and equipment needed to address the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines are now tax- and duty-free under Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 07-2020. The order...

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Apr. 1 | Manila container terminals now with almost 100% yard utilization, according to the Philippine Ports Authority. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has warned of a port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees “continue to shun calls” to withdraw their...

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

Mar. 30 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is transferring 4,000 unclaimed containers from Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to the container depot of Pacific Roadlink Container, Inc. (PRLI) and the domestic terminal...

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

Mar. 28 | The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) directed cargo transport stakeholders—particularly importers, consignees, truckers and shipping lines—and concerned government regulators to “address disruptions...

DOTr lines up measures for aviation sector, eyes rental holiday

DOTr lines up measures for aviation sector, eyes rental holiday

Mar. 28 | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is mapping out contingency measures to help the troubled Philippine aviation sector affected by global travel restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). DOTr said it...

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

Mar. 28 | Image by Gábor Adonyi from Pixabay The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the food resiliency protocol proposed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to speed up transport of major agri-fishery...

PPA OKs transfer of overstaying containers to North Harbor to address MICT congestion

PPA OKs transfer of overstaying containers to North Harbor to address MICT congestion

Mar. 27 | Manila International Container Terminal To “urgently address port congestion” at the Manila International Container Port (MICT), the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has temporarily authorized Manila North Harbor as a designated port for the...