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CMA CGM launches first of 9 LNG-powered mega box ships

CMA CGM launches first of 9 LNG-powered mega box ships

Sep. 23 | Marseille-based CMA CGM has deployed the first of a series of nine 23,000-TEU container ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), making the newbuild the world’s first and largest LNG-run container vessel. The deployment of CMA CGM Jacques Saade...

BOC steps up post audit of rice shipments

BOC steps up post audit of rice shipments

Sep. 23 | Image by mlproject from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) has heightened its campaign against undervaluation and misclassification of rice importations by private traders. According to PCAG, it has selected 60 entities...

Customs CDO nabs P40M in smuggled cigarettes

Customs CDO nabs P40M in smuggled cigarettes

Sep. 23 | Bureau of Customs-Cagayan De Oro district collector John Simon (center) holding a pack of smuggled cigarettes seized on September 18| Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cagayan de Oro seized on September 18 smuggled cigarettes worth an...

980 master cases of cigarettes seized in Davao

980 master cases of cigarettes seized in Davao

Sep. 22 | Boxes of smuggled cigarettes seized by the Bureau of Customs at Davao port on September 18 | Photo from BOC A container with 980 master cases of smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated P26 million was apprehended on September 18 at the Port of Davao by...

Megawide consortium bags P28B Malolos-Clark railway phase 1 contract

Megawide consortium bags P28B Malolos-Clark railway phase 1 contract

Sep. 21 | Infographic from Asian Development Bank, which approved in May 2019 a $2.75 billion facility for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project Megawide Construction Corp.  and its two Korean partner companies have been awarded the contract for the P28-billion package...

Calapan port access road completed

Calapan port access road completed

Sep. 21 | The new Calapan Port access road | Photo from Department of Transportation The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has completed a new access road leading to the port of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago said that...

Smell gives away P1.1M kush marijuana in imported coffee

Smell gives away P1.1M kush marijuana in imported coffee

Sep. 21 | Kush marijuana concealed in packs of coffee were seized by the Bureau of Customs Port of Clark | Photo from BOC-Clark Three plastic packs of high-grade marijuana, weighing an estimated 980 grams and worth P1.1 million and concealed in coffee packs imported...

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

Sep. 21 | Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting P262.7 million partly to bankroll a research and development program to produce banana varieties resistant to fusarium wilt. The development comes amid declining export sales...

BOC Davao opens customer care center

BOC Davao opens customer care center

Sep. 21 | Bureau of Customs Davao Port’s newly-inaugurated Customer Care Center | Photo from BOC-Davao The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao launched its own Customer Care Center (CCC) on September 17, the eighth such customs facility to be established...

Duterte retains 1-meter distancing in public transport

Duterte retains 1-meter distancing in public transport

Sep. 21 | Image by iXimus from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to maintain the one-meter physical distancing requirement in public transportation, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. announced on September 19. In addition, the commuting public...