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PPA: 46 years of promoting nation-building through integrity, dedicated public service in ports

PPA: 46 years of promoting nation-building through integrity, dedicated public service in ports

Jul. 12 | 13 JULY 2020, MANILA—The year 2020 was supposed to be a prosperous year for the entire world, according to fortune tellers. Everybody was upbeat. The busi­ness community, government economic leaders, and GOCCs like the Philippine Ports Authority were...

Pending PPA accreditation, permit application extended until end-July

Pending PPA accreditation, permit application extended until end-July

Jul. 3 | All pending application for accreditation and permit to operate received by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and its port management offices (PMO) prior to or after March 15, 2020 are deemed approved and valid until July 31, 2020. Hold-over authorities...

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...

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...

PH cargo volume dips 4.5% in Q1

PH cargo volume dips 4.5% in Q1

Jun. 8 | Manila South Harbor | Photo courtesy of PPA Cargo volume handled by Philippine ports dropped 4.5% in the first quarter of 2020 to 56.707 million metric tons (mt) from 59.371 million mt in the same period last year as both domestic and foreign shipments...

Transport agencies push automation under new normal

Transport agencies push automation under new normal

Jun. 6 | Transport agencies are shifting to the new normal through automation of transactions, including integration of payment platforms covering all Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) terminals to limit face-to-face cargo transactions. The move is in line with...

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...

Anti-COVID-19 measures in place at PPA facilities

Anti-COVID-19 measures in place at PPA facilities

May. 19 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is implementing measures to prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in its offices and facilities. The measures are under PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 18-2020 and applies to all PPA...

Business groups seek suspension of port charges to cut logistics costs

Business groups seek suspension of port charges to cut logistics costs

Apr. 24 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Business groups urged government to impose a moratorium on port fees to address supply chain challenges and sustain business operations during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). In a joint resolution...

PPA gives 30-day reprieve on port rental payments

PPA gives 30-day reprieve on port rental payments

Apr. 24 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) granted lessees and port terminal operators a 30-day grace period to pay rental dues and concession fees falling due within the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period. PPA Memorandum Circular No. 17-2020 dated...