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PPP body approves project support for Davao, General Santos port development projects

PPP body approves project support for Davao, General Santos port development projects

Feb. 17 | The Public-Private Partnership Center (PPC) Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF) Committee has approved the provision of support for the project development, transaction advisory and management of competitive challenge process relating to...

BOC requiring registration of truckers moving import, export goods

BOC requiring registration of truckers moving import, export goods

Feb. 15 | All Philippine truckers transporting import and export shipments to and from the ports will soon be required to register with the Bureau of Customs (BOC), otherwise they can’t carry such goods. The ruling is contained in Customs Memorandum Order (CMO)...

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

Feb. 11 | The introduction of automation in global transport will be “evolutionary, rather than revolutionary,” according to a new report that investigates how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies. “Transport...

BOC reintroduces marking of imports to indicate origin

BOC reintroduces marking of imports to indicate origin

Feb. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is reintroducing the requirement to mark imported goods and their containers to indicate the country of origin and to comply with provisions of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Customs Administrative Order (CAO)...

Latest list of PH harbor pilots trimmed

Latest list of PH harbor pilots trimmed

Feb. 10 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has updated the roster of harbor pilots serving more than 20 ports in the country to 113 as of December 2018 from 122 in June 2018. The list was revised per PPA Operations Memorandum Circular (OMC) No. 01-2019 dated...

PH fuel marking program launched, to raise P27B in BOC revenue

PH fuel marking program launched, to raise P27B in BOC revenue

Feb. 9 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) projects additional revenues of P27 billion this year as it officially launched its fuel marking program, which starts nationwide implementation in March. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Bureau of Internal Revenue...

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

Feb. 8 | Manila South Harbor, the flagship terminal of Asian Terminals Inc. Photo courtesy of ATI. Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will have additional capacity for empty containers by mid-year, helping to address current difficulties in logistics faced by stakeholders....

Full BOC automation requires P6B

Full BOC automation requires P6B

Feb. 6 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said it needs an estimated P6 billion to fully automate its systems and processes, including the replacement of the outdated electronic-to-mobile (e2m) system. BOC spokesperson Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria, in a recent presentation...

Certain auto imports ordered to undergo customs value verification

Certain auto imports ordered to undergo customs value verification

Feb. 6 | All imports of Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. and Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors members, and all shipments of buses, trucks, cargo vans, jeepneys/jeepney substitutes, single cab chassis, and special-purpose...

BOC Jan revenue collection 5.5% more than target

BOC Jan revenue collection 5.5% more than target

Feb. 4 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) surpassed its revenue collection target in January 2019, posting a total of P48.153 billion, 5.5% higher than the P45.626 billion goal. Based on a preliminary report of the Bureau of Treasury, revenues generated by the BOC...
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