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PPA: 46 years of promoting nation-building through integrity, dedicated public service in ports

PPA: 46 years of promoting nation-building through integrity, dedicated public service in ports

Jul. 12 | 13 JULY 2020, MANILA—The year 2020 was supposed to be a prosperous year for the entire world, according to fortune tellers. Everybody was upbeat. The busi­ness community, government economic leaders, and GOCCs like the Philippine Ports Authority were...

LBC Express cargo services on hold for 5 days

LBC Express cargo services on hold for 5 days

Jul. 11 | LBC Express, Inc. will stop accepting cargo shipments (parcels, boxes, etc.) at its branches for forwarding to all destinations from July 12 to 16, 2020. In an advisory, LBC said that in the process of putting in place safety and logistics measures capacities...

Singapore retains top spot as international shipping center for 7th straight year

Singapore retains top spot as international shipping center for 7th straight year

Jul. 11 | Image by FindingSR from Pixabay Singapore is the top international shipping center for the seventh consecutive year, based on the 2020 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index. The index, in its seventh edition, provides an independent...

Marijuana shipment seized in Clark

Marijuana shipment seized in Clark

Jul. 11 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Clark and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested the consignee of a shipment containing 4.5 grams of kush marijuana and 82 leaves of rolling papers. The shipment arrived in Clark from Germany on June 25 and was...

Import, export declines pull down PH trade by 38.7% in May

Import, export declines pull down PH trade by 38.7% in May

Jul. 10 | Image by Hessel Visser from Pixabay The Philippines’ total merchandise trade in May 2020 sank 38.7% to US$9.84 billion from $16.05 billion in the same period last year as both imports and exports recorded double-digit declines, according to the Philippine...

Government ends airport rehab talks with NAIA Consortium

Government ends airport rehab talks with NAIA Consortium

Jul. 10 | NAIA Terminal 3 The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has terminated its negotiation with the NAIA Consortium to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Upon recommendation of the NAIA Government Negotiating Panel, MIAA on...

BOC NAIA seizes shabu misdeclared as ‘puzzle game’

BOC NAIA seizes shabu misdeclared as ‘puzzle game’

Jul. 9 | Photo from BOC-Public Information and Assistance Division The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has intercepted methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, hidden in two separate packages from the US with an...

BOC confiscates P32.7M misdeclared cigarettes

BOC confiscates P32.7M misdeclared cigarettes

Jul. 9 | Seized boxes of cigarettes | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a container of misdeclared cigarettes worth P32.7 million at the Manila International Container Port (MICP). The shipment was intercepted by BOC’s Enforcement and Security...

BOC Legazpi inaugurates new building

BOC Legazpi inaugurates new building

Jul. 8 | BOC Legazpi’s new building | Photo courtesy of BOC Legazpi The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Legazpi formally opened its new office building on July 1 at Quezon Avenue Extension, Pier Site, Legazpi City, Albay. The customshouse sits on a two-storey...

Bicol airport construction now 24/7 for yearend completion

Bicol airport construction now 24/7 for yearend completion

Jul. 7 | Construction works for the Bicol International Airport project | Photo from DOTr Round-the-clock construction work for the development of Bicol International Airport (BIA) is set to start this July to meet the target completion date for priority facilities...