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Seamless expressway travel eyed with toll collection interoperability

Seamless expressway travel eyed with toll collection interoperability

Jun. 30 | Manila-Cavite Expressway toll gate | Photo courtesy of ppp.com.ph The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) is fast tracking implementation of the toll collection interoperability project for seamless travel between Luzon’s expressways amid the coronavirus pandemic...

Domestic lines ordered to cut agri, food shipping rates by 40%

Domestic lines ordered to cut agri, food shipping rates by 40%

Jun. 27 | Manila North Harbor The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has directed all domestic shipping lines to extend a shipping rate discount of at least 40% on all agricultural and food products. At the same time, they were ordered to allocate no less than...

Shippers get 8 days’ free time for cargoes unloaded by foreign liners

Shippers get 8 days’ free time for cargoes unloaded by foreign liners

Jun. 26 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered international shipping lines to implement a minimum free time period of eight days for cargoes unloaded from date of discharge at any port in the Philippines. DOTr...

Shippers’ Protection Office created to handle complaints on shipping line charges

Shippers’ Protection Office created to handle complaints on shipping line charges

Jun. 26 | Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has established the Shippers’ Protection Office (SPO) to protect domestic and international shippers “against unreasonable fees and charges imposed by domestic and...

Public transport under GCQ to come in 2 phases

Public transport under GCQ to come in 2 phases

May. 29 | The operation of public road transportation under general community quarantine (GCQ) will be implemented in two phases, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). For phase 1, or from June 1 to 21, bus augmentation, taxis, transport network...

International flights for Clark, Cebu, Davao airports eyed with easing of quarantine measures

International flights for Clark, Cebu, Davao airports eyed with easing of quarantine measures

May. 29 | Screengrab of Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade during an online public address on May 28 The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will expand the operation of international flights to Clark, Cebu, and Davao once the country transitions to the less restricted...

Trade, transport departments press approval of economic stimulus act

Trade, transport departments press approval of economic stimulus act

May. 27 | House of Representatives Building in Quezon City The trade and transportation departments are pushing for the urgent passage of the proposed Philippine Economic Stimulus Act of 2020 (PESA), which aims to provide immediate financial assistance to workers...

Transport agency extends rental holiday to airport concessionaires

Transport agency extends rental holiday to airport concessionaires

Apr. 20 | Airport authorities will extend implementation of rental holidays until end-April and deferment of collection of rental fees for airport concessionaires until end-May. The order comes on the heels of the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community...

Port congestion back with yard utilization at over 90%

Port congestion back with yard utilization at over 90%

Apr. 7 | Manila International Container Terminal Manila ports’ yard utilization has again shot up to over 90%, prompting the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to issue on April 7 another call for cargo owners and consignees...

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

Jan. 31 | Safety measures have been tightened in the Philippines’ transportation hubs with the recording of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Transport Secretary...