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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 issues procedures for quick release of cargoes

PPA issues procedures for quick release of cargoes

Apr. 12 | Manila Intenational Container Terminal photo courtesy of the Philippine Ports Authority. Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) rules implementing the joint administrative order (JAO) adopting processes for expedited release of shipments during the enhanced...

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Cargo clearance may be accomplished in 24 hours, says BOC

Apr. 5 | Process flow for the release of imported cargoes under JAO 20-01. The boxes in blue are BOC processes, while the boxes in yellow are performed by various port and shipping stakeholders/service providers, according to BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent...

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

JAO fast tracks release of cargoes to address port congestion

Apr. 3 | The Philippine government is expediting release of containers to prevent port congestion during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Under Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 20-01, “clear and coherent inter-agency guidelines” were released...

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Apr. 1 | Manila container terminals now with almost 100% yard utilization, according to the Philippine Ports Authority. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has warned of a port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees “continue to shun calls” to withdraw their...

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

Mar. 28 | The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) directed cargo transport stakeholders—particularly importers, consignees, truckers and shipping lines—and concerned government regulators to “address disruptions...

Navotas gov’t rejects industry petitions to suspend truck ban

Navotas gov’t rejects industry petitions to suspend truck ban

Jan. 7 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Navotas City’s implementation of the limited truck ban is pushing through despite calls for suspension of the policy by port stakeholders fearing flow of goods will be restricted. Navotas City mayor Tobias...

PH manufacturing improves but traffic, port congestion limit productivity

PH manufacturing improves but traffic, port congestion limit productivity

Jan. 5 | Image by 350543 from Pixabay Operating conditions in the Philippine manufacturing sector recorded a modest improvement in December 2019, with demand growing further and exports increasing from November, but production growth has been slight, reaching...

Port stakeholders oppose Navotas truck ban as another supply chain ordeal

Port stakeholders oppose Navotas truck ban as another supply chain ordeal

Dec. 17 | Port stakeholders are objecting to a truck ban for implementation by Navotas City from January 1, 2020. The ban is threatening to impede trade flows in Luzon, particularly in Metro Manila and nearby areas, and will adversely affect truckers going to and...

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

EO eyed to regulate fees of international shipping lines

Jul. 17 | Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez delivering the keynote address at the 2nd Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibit on July 15. An executive order will take the place of a proposed joint administrative order (JAO) designed to regulate charges...