The Port Users Confederation, Inc. (PUC) has changed its name to Port Users Confederation of the Philippines, Inc. (PUPC).
Association president Col. (ret) Rodolfo De Ocampo said the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the name change last February.
De Ocampo said with the new name, PUPC will “further strengthen our resolve to be more responsive to the needs of the industry members and stakeholders utilizing port facilities nationwide.”
He added that the organization is “expecting to be able to quickly and easily provide the support to industry members and their affiliates.”
The organization, in existence for more than 20 years, has 17 member associations, including the Association of Paper Traders of the Philippines, Inc.; Customs Brokers Federation of the Philippines; Customs Bonded Warehouse Operators Confederation, Inc.; Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines; Door-to-Door Consolidators Association of the Philippines; Ecozone Federation of Forwarders/Brokers/Truckers Philippines; Federation of Air Customs Brokers and Forwarders of the Philippines; Federation of Customs Brokerage Companies of the Philippines; and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (Phils.), Inc.
Other members are NAIA Customs Bonded Warehouse Operators, Inc.; Philippine Chamber of Arrastre and Stevedoring Operators, Inc.; Philippine Exporters Confederation, Philippine Integrated Exporters (Manufacturers), Inc.; Philippine Liner Shipping Association; Semiconductor and Electronic Industries in the Philippines, Inc.; Samahan ng mga Personero sa Aduana, Inc.; and Visayas Customs Brokers Associations, Inc.
PUC’s associate members are ASAI Overseas Transport Co. Inc., and SL Agritech Corporation.