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CCBI can stand as witness during physical exam of alerted cargoes—BOC

CCBI can stand as witness during physical exam of alerted cargoes—BOC

Apr. 18 | At the signing of the memorandum of agreement between Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc (CCBI) and the Bureau of Customs, were L to R: CCBI president Atty Ferdinand Nague, Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña and BOC deputy commissioner Natalio Ecarma III....

PAL steps up operations in Davao, Cebu, Clark under multi-hub system

PAL steps up operations in Davao, Cebu, Clark under multi-hub system

Apr. 18 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will further boost its operations at its hubs in Davao, Cebu and Clark with the scheduled arrival of 15 new aircraft in 2018, and another six aircraft in 2019. PAL in a statement announced its multi-hub expansion strategy that...

Cebu Pacific hurdles IATA safety benchmark

Cebu Pacific hurdles IATA safety benchmark

Apr. 18 | Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent international...

PH closely monitoring US-China trade clash, finance chief says

PH closely monitoring US-China trade clash, finance chief says

Apr. 18 | Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in Hong Kong. Image courtesy of nitinut at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. The Philippines is keeping tabs on the brewing trade dispute between the United States and China—two of its largest trading partners—and is hoping that...

DOTr chief fires employees at LTO, other agencies for alleged extortion

DOTr chief fires employees at LTO, other agencies for alleged extortion

Apr. 18 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has intensified its crackdown on corrupt officials and employees working at its central office and attached agencies. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade vowed to continue going after corrupt employees...

Subic port reinstates free accreditation fee for new, old applicants

Subic port reinstates free accreditation fee for new, old applicants

Apr. 14 | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is reintroducing its free accreditation fee initiative for container port-related businesses from April 13 to December 31, 2018. SBMA first introduced the initiative last year, from October 18 to December 31, to...

DOF: Approval, implementation process for mega infra projects improves

DOF: Approval, implementation process for mega infra projects improves

Apr. 14 | The Philippine government is continuously upgrading its institutional processes for approving and executing big-ticket infrastructure projects to hasten the implementation of its ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, according to...

BOC confiscates P2M ukay-ukay merchandise at Manila port

BOC confiscates P2M ukay-ukay merchandise at Manila port

Apr. 14 | The 40-footer container that contained the prohibited import arrived at a Manila port from Hong Kong on February 27 but the entry was filed only on March 6. Photo from the BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a 40-footer containing ukay-ukay,...

Feb trade gets a 10% lift from imports growth even as exports decline

Feb trade gets a 10% lift from imports growth even as exports decline

Apr. 13 | Philippine merchandise trade picked up by 10% to US$12.4 billion in February 2018 from $11.26 billion in the same month last year, backed by imports that grew 18.6% even as exports fell for the first time in months. Imports rose to $7.72 billion in February...

ATI to deploy new ship-to-shore cranes at South Harbor

ATI to deploy new ship-to-shore cranes at South Harbor

Apr. 11 | Each of the brand-new ZPMC ship-to-shore cranes has a lifting capacity of 70 tons. Photo courtesy of Manila South Harbor operator Asian Terminals Inc. Manila South Harbor operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) recently took delivery of two brand-new ZPMC...
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