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PPA revokes 50-50 sharing agreement in cargo-handling

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has revoked the 50-50 sharing agreement in arrastre fees in all ports nationwide in instances where cargo handlers (CH) uses the equipment of shipping lines in its bid to force cargo handling service operators to procure their own facilities. “In this regard, PPA MC No. 01-2009 pre­scribing the 50-50 sharing on the arrastre fees in…


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PPA launches new Ro-Ro service in Bicol region

Atty. Juan C. Sta. Ana visited Bicol on March 15-16, 2011, marking his third out-of-town trip since his appointment as PPA General Manager. Accompanied by AGM for Corporate Affairs & Special Projects/Port District Manager for Southern Luzon, Hector E. Miole, Sta. Ana led the launching of the Roll-On, Roll-Off (RORO) service along the route connecting the Ports of Nato to…


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ATI looks at PPP projects, Allots P1 billion for ports

Asian Terminals Inc., the country’s second largest port operator, said that it has extra cash for possible port acquisition this year after the company disposed its grains terminal last year. Eusebio Tanco, ATI president, told report­ers that the company has around P1 billion to spend for port acquisition for this year and expand its presence in the country. “Any opportunity…


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Gov’t ensures safe and convenient port travel

In anticipation of the influx of passengers that will be passing through the ports with the upcoming opening of classes come June, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are continuously and strictly adopting appropriate measures to ensure the safety, security and convenience of the passengers, ships and cargoes in the ports. Among the measures that shall be continuously undertaken especially during…


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MNHPI cancels leases at NH, plans to increase rental rates

The Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI) has cancelled all lease agreements at the North Harbor to pave the way for the increase in all rental rates at the country’s premier but most inefficient port. MNHPI has already informed their stake­holders to make the necessary arrangements with the company in order to continue their business at the port. Latest data…


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ICTSI names new officers for local subsidiaries

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently named Jose Manuel De Jesus as president of Davao International Port Stevedoring Services Corporation (DIPSSCOR) and Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) and Julien Domingo as general manager of DIPSSCOR. Mr. De Jesus is also the concurrent vice president for business development of ICTSI, president of Mindanao International Container Terminal Services, Inc.; and…


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ICTSI, ATI expand terminals to ease port congestion

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), operators of the Ma­nila International Container Terminal (MICT) and Manila South Harbor (MSH), respectively are injecting modest investments starting this year to address congestion currently being experienced at their ports. The two operators claimed that they have committed the investments with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), the Bureau of…


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Bidding for the construction of the Manila Bulk Terminal

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) seeks to bid the construction of its bulk terminal by the second quarter of this year that will be located at the mouth of the Manila Bay and in between Manila South Harbor and Manila International Container Terminal. PPA said they are now working on the terms of reference for the development of the bulk…


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SBMA sets earlier time for second container terminal bidding

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has moved the bidding for its second container terminal towards the end of the year from early 2008.1t explained that this would maximize the potential of t heir two new container terminals if it will go into full commercial l operations together by next year. On an interview, SBMA seaport chief Capt. Perfecto Pascual…


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PPA SECURITY CHIEF RECEIVES COMMENDATION

the National Law Enforcement Sub-Committee on Intelligence Coordination awards a Certificate of Commendation to PPMAJ DANTE V. DACANAY, officiaI representative of the Philippine Ports Authority to the Committee, for successfully leading ISAS and a group of concerned government agents that resulted in the capture of eight (8) MILF members, two (2) of whom are Commanders and all are said to…