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THE Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) is keen to hunt down freight forwarding violators, adding names to the list of both erring non-accredited and accredited cargo forwarders.

As of June 28, the PSB had listed two accredited freight forwarders, RRG Freight Services and Monark Customs Brokerage Corp., which the bureau had issued show-cause orders for non-delivery of door-to-door balikbayan boxes. Monark is also facing a petition for revocation of accreditation.

Meanwhile, freight forwarder D’Winner Logistics Philippines Inc. has had its accreditation revoked for violation of PSB Administrative Order No. 6 Series of 2005 (AO6) or the Rules of Freight Forwarding. But the PSB allowed D’Winner to file for a renewal of accreditation.

Freight forwarders Manila Brokers-Philippines (agent of Cargo Net World Express) and EZ Cargo Kuwait were endorsed to the Department of Justice for investigation due to undelivered balikbayan boxes. The PSB endorsed four complaints against Manila Brokers and one against EZ Cargo. The bureau had previously endorsed complaints on three more freight forwarders.

Philippine counterparts/agents of the following foreign principals/consolidators in the United States, North Star Express Inc. and Super Mama Cargo, are under investigation for undelivered balikbayan boxes and violations of AO6.

The bureau added freight forwarders ASPAC Freight Forwarders Inc., CashSense Philippines and Harrier Box Line Inc. to the list of non-accredited freight forwarders.

The PSB also listed 20 non-accredited freight forwarders ordered by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-PSB Consumer Arbitration Officers and DTI-Office of Legal Affairs to “cease and desist from engaging in the freight forwarding business” and pay administrative fines.

The bureau is mandated by law to “promote and protect the common interests of Philippine exporters, importers, and other commercial users of water transport, and to undertake appropriate measures to develop trade through economical and efficient carriage of merchandise.”

As of June 30, the bureau had listed a new domestic freight forwarder (DFF), V-Freight Cargo Services Inc., which takes the number of DFFs to 161. On the other hand, there are 582 accredited international freight forwarders.

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