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PH port agencies, stakeholders brace for coronavirus fallout on cargoes, supply chain

PH port agencies, stakeholders brace for coronavirus fallout on cargoes, supply chain

Feb. 10 | Philippine port authorities and cargo transport service providers are anticipating a slowdown in ship calls, reduction in cargo volumes and higher costs as a result of the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (2019-nCoV). Shipments of semiconductors...

6 lines begin co-loading foreign cargo for domestic transshipment in PH

6 lines begin co-loading foreign cargo for domestic transshipment in PH

Sep. 6 | Six foreign carriers operating in the Philippines are now taking advantage of the provisions of the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, according to Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) general manager Atty Maximino Cruz. In a text message to...

Hasten sale of overstaying containers, foreign lines in PH press BOC

Hasten sale of overstaying containers, foreign lines in PH press BOC

Jul. 7 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) is reiterating its call for the new Bureau of Customs (BOC) leadership to speed up auction and abandonment procedures so containers belonging to carriers can be reused or repositioned in other areas. AISL...

PH logistics industry cautiously upbeat about 2016 prospects

PH logistics industry cautiously upbeat about 2016 prospects

Jan. 28 | Though showing varying levels of optimism, stakeholders in the Philippine cargo transport industry see 2016 as a generally positive year, but one still presenting challenges amidst economic and political uncertainties and the anticipated crossover of...

Use of GoFast for smooth return of empty containers pushed

Use of GoFast for smooth return of empty containers pushed

Oct. 5 | Customs brokers and truckers are being encouraged to register with and use GoFast, the online system that organizes the return of empty containers to depots. Even if ports are efficient as long as infrastructure outside them are underdeveloped or incomplete,...

BOC eyes earlier submission of manifest, import entry

BOC eyes earlier submission of manifest, import entry

Aug. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will soon issue new rules on the submission of sea manifest and import entry, bringing the deadline for submissions earlier than currently required. BOC deputy commissioner for Assessment and Operations Atty. Agaton Teodoro...

Foreign lines see co-loading law sharpening PH export edge

Foreign lines see co-loading law sharpening PH export edge

Jul. 27 | The newly signed Foreign Ships Co-loading Act will lower shipping costs and improve the country’s export competitiveness, according to the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL). “Co-loading among foreign liners in transporting import...

Carrier groups seek decisive PPA action on persistent port inadequacies

Carrier groups seek decisive PPA action on persistent port inadequacies

Jul. 14 | Philippine port stakeholders press for more modern cargo-handling equipment. Philippine port stakeholders have unveiled a laundry list of immediate and long-term measures that the government, especially the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), can undertake...

DTI: Marina may regulate  foreign liners’ local charges

DTI: Marina may regulate foreign liners’ local charges

Jun. 15 | There is legal basis for the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to regulate local charges of international carriers, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). DTI Consumer Protection Group Undersecretary Atty. Victorio Mario Dimagiba,...

16 carriers scrap PH port congestion surcharges

16 carriers scrap PH port congestion surcharges

May. 24 | Manila South Harbor photo courtesy of port operator Asian Treminals Inc As of May 19, a total of 16 foreign shipping lines operating in the Philippines have already lifted their port congestion surcharges (PCS), while seven carriers have scrapped their...