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COVID-19 test lab for seafarers begins operations

COVID-19 test lab for seafarers begins operations

Sep. 24 | PPA GAD Center building currently being used as a testing laboratory for seafarers | Photo from PPA A molecular testing laboratory dedicated to testing seafarers for the COVID-19 disease has been formally opened at the GAD Center building in Port Area,...

Calapan port access road completed

Calapan port access road completed

Sep. 21 | The new Calapan Port access road | Photo from Department of Transportation The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has completed a new access road leading to the port of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago said that...

PPA to introduce contact tracing app at ports

PPA to introduce contact tracing app at ports

Sep. 19 | Infographic from Philippine Ports Authority The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will soon roll out nationwide a free mobile app for contact tracing of passengers at ports and ships. PPA on September 18 introduced TRAZE, a mobile app that uses QR code...

PPA tests online vessel booking, payment system at Ro-ro ports

PPA tests online vessel booking, payment system at Ro-ro ports

Sep. 18 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago demonstrates the use of the Unified Electronic Ticketing System kiosk during a test run at Batangas port on Sept. 18 | Photo from PPA The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) conducted on...

Capinpin port fees cut in half for ships undertaking crew change

Capinpin port fees cut in half for ships undertaking crew change

Sep. 14 | The first crew change undertaken at Capinpin Port last September 5 | Photo from DOTr/MARINA Ships that will sail to the port of Capinpin in Orion, Bataan to undertake a change of crew will be entitled to a 50% reduction in port charges, according to the...

PPA, PCG eye inter-operability in port areas, waterways

PPA, PCG eye inter-operability in port areas, waterways

Sep. 12 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Jay Daniel Santiago (left) with Philippine Coast Guard commandant George Ursabia, Jr. Photo from the Philippine Ports Authority. A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) technical working...

PPA to hold public hearings online

PPA to hold public hearings online

Sep. 11 | Public hearings on rates, port charges, cargo-handling charges, and other port fees will have to be conducted via videoconference or teleconference during this period of public health emergency, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced. PPA Memorandum...

Shippers’ Protection Office rules for handling shipping complaints set

Shippers’ Protection Office rules for handling shipping complaints set

Sep. 8 | Image by Alexandre Gonçalves da Rocha from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just released procedures on handling shippers’ complaints against domestic and international shipping lines. The Rules of Procedure mandates the newly established...

PPA imposes new gross weights for roro vehicles

PPA imposes new gross weights for roro vehicles

Sep. 4 | Roll-on/roll-off ships and vehicles at the Port of Calapan, Mindoro The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has prescribed new maximum gross weights for roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vehicles using its ports under PPA Administrative Order (AO) No. 05-2020. The...

PPA permits, applications extended until Sept 30

PPA permits, applications extended until Sept 30

Sep. 2 | All pending applications for accreditation and permit to operate (PTO) received by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and its port management offices (PMOs) prior to or after March 15, 2020 are deemed approved and valid anew for another month until...