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PPA seeks up to P250M fund to aid domestic shipping lines

PPA seeks up to P250M fund to aid domestic shipping lines

Oct. 23 | Domestic shipping lines won’t have to pay dockage and layup fees, if fund is approved Fund will be taken from Department of Transportation P9.5-billion standby allocation The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is asking for a P230 million to 250-million...

Port users take united stand against PPA arrastre, OOG rate proposals

Port users take united stand against PPA arrastre, OOG rate proposals

Oct. 13 | Image by Jarosław Bialik from Pixabay Multisectoral port stakeholders are jointly opposing the Philippine Ports Authority’s (PPA) proposal to prescribe arrastre rates on empty containers and to apply arrastre, stevedoring, and storage charges on out-of-gauge...

COVID, foreign ownership bill temper local shipowners’ investment drive

COVID, foreign ownership bill temper local shipowners’ investment drive

Sep. 30 | Domestic terminal in Manila North Harbor The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the possibility of 100% foreign ownership in the domestic shipping industry are preventing local ship owners from acquiring new ships, according to industry executives. Philippine...

100% foreign ownership in local shipping to wipe out small carriers, exec warns

100% foreign ownership in local shipping to wipe out small carriers, exec warns

Aug. 26 | Opening up the domestic shipping industry to foreign players through the passage of a bill amending the Public Service Act (PSA) would hurt local carriers, especially small- and medium-sized shipping lines, warns a shipping executive. Removing domestic...

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...

Prior public consult unnecessary to implement MNHPI berthing rule, says PPA

Prior public consult unnecessary to implement MNHPI berthing rule, says PPA

Jun. 23 | North Port Terminal 1 | Photo from www.northport.ph Port operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.’s (MNHPI) requirement for all container vessels to berth at Terminal 1 of North Port starting June 22 does not need prior public consultation since the...

Container ships calling North Port must use Terminal 1 from June 22

Container ships calling North Port must use Terminal 1 from June 22

Jun. 17 | North Port Terminal 1 | Photo courtesy of northport.ph Starting June 22, all container vessels calling North Port, the domestic terminal at Manila North Harbor, will have to berth at Terminal 1 and use quay cranes. In a June 8 advisory to shipping lines...

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...

Quarantine, less gangs cause delays at North Port

Quarantine, less gangs cause delays at North Port

May. 25 | North Port | Photo courtesy of MNHPI Domestic shipping lines are experiencing delays at North Port, the domestic terminal at Manila North Harbor, owing to fewer gangs servicing vessels and the implementation of community quarantine to stop the spread...

Domestic shipping sector fears collapse; cargo volumes down 50%, revenues by 80%

Domestic shipping sector fears collapse; cargo volumes down 50%, revenues by 80%

Apr. 22 | Amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the domestic shipping industry faces collapse without government assistance. The Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) said that with 60% of its clients affected by the Luzon-wide ECQ, its members are...