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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...

Retain foreign ownership restriction in domestic shipping, industry associations insist

Retain foreign ownership restriction in domestic shipping, industry associations insist

Jun. 17 | Domestic shipping terminal North Port in Manila North Harbor Domestic shipping organizations renewed their appeal to include domestic shipping in the coverage of public utilities under the bill amending the Public Service Act (PSA). Excluding domestic...

Local shipping lines seek waiver of port charges amid COVID-19 woes

Local shipping lines seek waiver of port charges amid COVID-19 woes

Apr. 8 | Quarantine restrictions are hampering operations of the domestic shipping industry, with carriers now appealing for government intervention. The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA), in a letter dated March 30 addressed to Transportation...

PISA renews call against 100% foreign ownership in domestic shipping

PISA renews call against 100% foreign ownership in domestic shipping

Mar. 19 | The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA) reiterated its opposition to the removal of transportation, specifically domestic shipping, from the coverage of public utilities under the bill amending the Public Services Act (PSA). In a letter...

Marina, DOE to craft plan for IMO 2020 compliance

Marina, DOE to craft plan for IMO 2020 compliance

May. 1 | On January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization will implement its revised global sulphur standards on marine fuels, changing the maximum allowed sulphur content from 3.5% to 0.5%. Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The Maritime Industry...

Improved incentive package eyed to boost domestic shipping, shipbuilding

Improved incentive package eyed to boost domestic shipping, shipbuilding

Mar. 6 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has committed to formulating an attractive financing scheme and reviewing existing incentive programs for players in the domestic shipping and shipbuilding industries. The agency will also review regulations with...

Formation of multisectoral group in PH eyed to press for lower shipping rates

Formation of multisectoral group in PH eyed to press for lower shipping rates

Sep. 8 | The convening of a big group of domestic shipping lines, stakeholders, and consumers is being eyed to push the Philippine government to address the issue of high domestic shipping operations, seen as the reason for inflated domestic shipping rates. Supply...

Draft amendment to domestic shipping act gets first pass in Lower House

Draft amendment to domestic shipping act gets first pass in Lower House

Aug. 19 | The House of Representatives has approved on first reading a bill seeking to amend the Domestic Shipping Act of 2004 in order to allow for accreditation of only one local classification society in the Philippines. House Bill (HB) No. 604, filed by Angkla...

PH shipping, trucking rate hike looms in wake of higher fuel excise tax

PH shipping, trucking rate hike looms in wake of higher fuel excise tax

Mar. 24 | At the recently concluded forum on “Understanding TRAIN: What’s At Stake for the Cargo Transport Industry” co-organized by the Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association and PortCalls The increase in the excise tax on...

Higher shipping rates seen as PH carriers impose recovery charge

Higher shipping rates seen as PH carriers impose recovery charge

Jan. 16 | Most members of the Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) will impose a recovery charge following imposition of the excise tax on fuel under the new Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) Law. This development will lead to higher shipping...