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PH port agencies, stakeholders brace for coronavirus fallout on cargoes, supply chain

PH port agencies, stakeholders brace for coronavirus fallout on cargoes, supply chain

Feb. 10 | Philippine port authorities and cargo transport service providers are anticipating a slowdown in ship calls, reduction in cargo volumes and higher costs as a result of the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (2019-nCoV). Shipments of semiconductors...

Coronavirus likely to take a bite off PH cargo volumes

Coronavirus likely to take a bite off PH cargo volumes

Feb. 6 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) expects a slowdown in cargo throughput as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak which started in China, the Philippines’ top source of imports. The anticipated drop is coming at a time when cargo traffic is...

Business as usual at PH ports; no quarantine for ships, cargoes from China

Business as usual at PH ports; no quarantine for ships, cargoes from China

Feb. 5 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty Jay Daniel Santiago at the Feb 5 media briefing. Ships from China and its special administrative regions (SAR) may directly berth and discharge cargoes at Philippine ports, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)...

Newly inaugurated Claveria port to enhance connectivity in Cagayan

Newly inaugurated Claveria port to enhance connectivity in Cagayan

Feb. 4 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) have formally inaugurated the Port of Claveria in Cagayan three months after the project was completed. Started in 2017 and completed in October 2019, the Claveria port project...

Ships from China still welcome in PH, says PPA

Ships from China still welcome in PH, says PPA

Feb. 4 | In order not to disrupt the international cargo supply chain, Philippine ports remain open to all ships even from those originating from China and its special administrative regions (SARs) amid the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease...

First cold exam area for meat, agri imports eyed at MICP

First cold exam area for meat, agri imports eyed at MICP

Feb. 4 | Agriculture secretary William Dar and Bureau of Animal Industry director Ronnie Domingo The first designated cold examination area (DCEA) for meat and agricultural imports will likely be at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), according to...

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

Jan. 31 | Safety measures have been tightened in the Philippines’ transportation hubs with the recording of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Transport Secretary...

PPA needs more scanners as stricter measures employed across PH ports

PPA needs more scanners as stricter measures employed across PH ports

Jan. 31 | PPA Cagayan De Oro building The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is beefing up preventive measures in all PPA-controlled ports nationwide, while also requesting for more scanners, digital thermometers and health personnel after the Department of Health...

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

Jan. 29 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Health (DOH) in monitoring and inspecting shipments coming from countries with reported cases of novel coronavirus...

Batangas terminal handles record 310,000 TEUs in 2019

Batangas terminal handles record 310,000 TEUs in 2019

Jan. 29 | ATI’s senior management led by executive vice president William Khoury handed over special plaques to SITC officials and port authorities to mark BCT’s record feat. Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) capped 2019 with a record-breaking 310,000 twenty-foot...