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Marina to inspect PH-registered ships to avoid detention overseas

Marina to inspect PH-registered ships to avoid detention overseas

Aug. 12 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will impose strict regulations for Philippine-registered ships operating overseas to avoid detentions abroad. Starting October 20, 2018, Marina, exercising its oversight function as flag state administration, will...

JICA offers to help Marina develop PH shipbuilding sector

JICA offers to help Marina develop PH shipbuilding sector

Aug. 12 | The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is offering its technical know-how to the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to help boost the Philippines’ shipbuilding and ship repair industry. “I am happy that JICA is taking the initiative to...

PH exports dip 0.1% as imports balloon 24% in June

PH exports dip 0.1% as imports balloon 24% in June

Aug. 12 | Philippine merchandise trade grew 13.5% in June 2018, reaching US$14.8 billion from $12.99 billion in the same month last year, backed by a double-digit growth in imports but tempered by a 0.1% decline in exports. Data from the Philippine Statistics...

PH manufacturing index up 18% in June

PH manufacturing index up 18% in June

Aug. 12 | The country’s manufacturing sector grew double digit in June 2018, its sixth consecutive month of growth, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA’s latest Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries showed the Volume of Production...

BOC orders opening of abandoned containers following shabu shipment slip

BOC orders opening of abandoned containers following shabu shipment slip

Aug. 11 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered the opening of all abandoned containers at Manila ports after P6.8 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) shipments apparently slipped past the agency. At a press conference on Saturday,...

Visayas, Mindanao conferences tackle shipping developments, challenges

Visayas, Mindanao conferences tackle shipping developments, challenges

Aug. 9 | More than 300 cargo transport stakeholders recently gathered to discuss trade prospects and share updates on maritime-related infrastructure and policies for Visayas and Mindanao. Providing the venues for such discussions were the 2nd Visayas Shipping...

Xend tapped for Carousell’s logistics needs in PH

Xend tapped for Carousell’s logistics needs in PH

Aug. 8 | Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds marketplaces, has recently launched its major team-up with Philippine-based e-commerce logistics firm Xend in a bid to accelerate Philippine social commerce growth. Carousell senior...

Firms implicated in P20M worth of ukay-ukay, cigarette, agri imports face smuggling raps

Firms implicated in P20M worth of ukay-ukay, cigarette, agri imports face smuggling raps

Aug. 8 | The Bureau of Customs, through its Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS), has filed five smuggling cases against the importers and customs brokers of alleged smuggled ukay-ukay (used clothing), cigarettes, and agricultural products worth more...

NEDA ICC-CabCom OKs P13B enhancements to 3 key regional projects

NEDA ICC-CabCom OKs P13B enhancements to 3 key regional projects

Aug. 8 | The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved on July 27 improvements amounting to P13.5 billion for three regional projects, two of which involve transport...

DFA joins Marina Board

DFA joins Marina Board

Aug. 8 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has welcomed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as the newest member of the Marina Board. Marina said it approved DFA’s inclusion in its Board last June. Prior to being part of Marina’s Board, DFA, through...
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