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PPA to hold public hearings online

PPA to hold public hearings online

Sep. 11 | Public hearings on rates, port charges, cargo-handling charges, and other port fees will have to be conducted via videoconference or teleconference during this period of public health emergency, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced. PPA Memorandum...

ICTSI Argentina handles imports for La Plata free zone

ICTSI Argentina handles imports for La Plata free zone

Sep. 11 | Multi-purpose terminal operated by TecPlata | Photo from ICTSI TecPlata SA, which operates a multipurpose terminal in Buenos Aires in Argentina, has begun handling import shipments bound for the Buenos Aires La Plata Free Zone (BAZFLP). TecPlata last...

BOC-MICP inspects overstaying cargoes at Ocean-Link Terminal

BOC-MICP inspects overstaying cargoes at Ocean-Link Terminal

Sep. 9 | Overstaying items found by the Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port at the Ocean-Link Container Terminal in Manila | Photo from Bureau of Customs The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Manila International Container Port (MICP) recently inspected...

Shippers’ Protection Office rules for handling shipping complaints set

Shippers’ Protection Office rules for handling shipping complaints set

Sep. 8 | Image by Alexandre Gonçalves da Rocha from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just released procedures on handling shippers’ complaints against domestic and international shipping lines. The Rules of Procedure mandates the newly established...

House clears franchise for San Miguel Bulacan airport

House clears franchise for San Miguel Bulacan airport

Sep. 8 | The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill that grants San Miguel Aerocity, Inc. the franchise to construct and operate an airport and an adjacent airport complex in Bulacan. The Lower House on September 7 approved House Bill...

Singapore revises crew change rules, opens facilitation center

Singapore revises crew change rules, opens facilitation center

Sep. 7 | MPA establishes a crew facilitation center, a self-contained facility with an onsite medical center, testing and holding facilities for sign-on crew. From September 1, Singapore is implementing revised crew change requirements and setting up a crew facilitation...

PPA imposes new gross weights for roro vehicles

PPA imposes new gross weights for roro vehicles

Sep. 4 | Roll-on/roll-off ships and vehicles at the Port of Calapan, Mindoro The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has prescribed new maximum gross weights for roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vehicles using its ports under PPA Administrative Order (AO) No. 05-2020. The...

Oil firms to pay fuel marking fees from Sept 4

Oil firms to pay fuel marking fees from Sept 4

Sep. 3 | Image by lebone from Pixabay From September 4, 2020, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will start collecting from oil companies a fuel marking fee for all manufactured, refined and imported petroleum products. During the...

BOC surpasses Aug revenue target by 32.5%

BOC surpasses Aug revenue target by 32.5%

Sep. 3 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has exceeded its August 2020 revenue target by 32.53%, its third consecutive month of hitting its monthly goal. Revenue collection for August reached P44.631 billion, higher than the agency’s P33.675-billion monthly target,...

BOC Cagayan opens PH’s first auction warehouse

BOC Cagayan opens PH’s first auction warehouse

Sep. 3 | Bureau of Customs-Cagayan De Oro’s newly-inaugurated security warehouse and auction house at Brgy. Tablon, Cagayan De Oro City | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cagayan de Oro has inaugurated a security warehouse and auction house...