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PPA extends for a year HOA of cargo handlers, terminal operators

PPA extends for a year HOA of cargo handlers, terminal operators

Jan. 15 | Image by Markus Distelrath from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has again extended for another year the hold over authorities (HOA) of cargo-handling/terminal operators with HOAs that have expired or are about to expire to ensure uninterrupted...

PH links to ASEAN Single Window’s live operations

PH links to ASEAN Single Window’s live operations

Jan. 14 | Image from Pixabay. The Philippines has finally joined the live operations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window (ASW), according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The Philippines linked to the ASW on December 30, 2019, exchanging...

ASEAN manufacturing sector logs softest drop as output, orders rise

ASEAN manufacturing sector logs softest drop as output, orders rise

Jan. 14 | Image from freepik. Manufacturing conditions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) deteriorated at their softest pace in December since the current downturn began in June, according to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index...

Full automation tops BOC’s 10-point priority list for 2020

Full automation tops BOC’s 10-point priority list for 2020

Jan. 14 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has identified 10 priority initiatives for 2020, including full automation of frontline services and enhancement of trade facilitation. Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, in a media briefing on...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding christens second ship for Hankyu Ferry

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding christens second ship for Hankyu Ferry

Jan. 14 | Image from hankyuferry.com Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony for the second of two ferries currently under construction for Hankyu Ferry Co, Ltd. The...

Yusen Logistics opens Las Piñas warehouse

Yusen Logistics opens Las Piñas warehouse

Jan. 14 | Image from freepik. Yusen Logistics Philippines, Inc., the local unit of global logistics service provider Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd., has opened a new logistics center in southern Metro Manila to meet rising demand for express air shipments across the...

Cebu Pacific joins IATA

Cebu Pacific joins IATA

Dec. 20 | Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), the trade association for the global airline industry. Cebu Pacific is now IATA’s largest member among Philippine carriers, comprising 44% of...

Lucio Tan’s grandson takes key posts in family enterprises

Lucio Tan’s grandson takes key posts in family enterprises

Dec. 20 | Image from Pixabay. Lucio “Hun hun” C. Tan III, grandson of tycoon Dr. Lucio C. Tan, Sr., has been elected as director of PAL Holdings, Inc. (PHI) and its subsidiaries, Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) and Air Philippines Corp. (APC). Tan III, 27,...

BOC: Foreign donations subject to customs duties

BOC: Foreign donations subject to customs duties

Dec. 20 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) clarified that international donations are still subject to payment of customs duties and taxes and required to undergo the normal procedures for processing of imports. BOC, in a statement, advised the public...

BOC mulls NVVS suspension after House recommendation

BOC mulls NVVS suspension after House recommendation

Dec. 10 | Image from Pixabay. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is reviewing its National Value Verification System (NVVS) and mulling its suspension as requested by the House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on Ways and Means. “We are seriously looking into the...