PPA News & Events

Exports spur growth in Ph total cargo throughput in Jan-Sept period

NOVEMBER 2, 2016, MANILA—Philippine exports posted the highest growth percentage in cargo volume pulling up the country’s total cargo throughput higher by 9% in the first 9 months of the year.

Latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed that throughput reached 183.730 million metric tons (mmt) as compared to the 168.074 mmt registered in the same period last year.

PPA GM Santiago inspects ports ahead of Halloween break

OCTOBER 25, 2016, MANILA--Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago today visited the Ports of Batangas and Calapan, two of the country's busiest passenger terminals, as part of PPA's Oplan Ligtas Biyahe -- Undas 2016 to guarantee safety, comfort and convenience of passengers while inside the terminals while waiting for their scheduled trips. Free Wi-Fi is also provided in 67 terminals nationwide making PPA ports more passenger-friendly. Santiago is also set to visit the North Port, the country's premiere domestic port, this Thursday.

Truck Booking System bumps Port Authority income by 16%

OCTOBER 24, 2016, MANILA—Net income of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) soared in the first nine months of the year despite the continuing drop in storage fees due to the introduction of the terminal truck appointment and booking system (TABS) early this year.

Latest data from the PPA showed that all aspects of its revenue sources posted significant increases coupled with the modest decline in total expenses.

PPA, PAI, APEC-Antwerp/Flanders sign pact on Port Training Cooperation

OCTOBER 19, 2016, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) signs an Understanding with the Port of Antwerp International (PAI) and APEC-Antwerp/Flanders (APEC) on capacity building and Philippine port development.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an offshoot of the ongoing seminar on Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Ports Master Planning currently conducted by PPA in coordination with the representatives of the PAI and APEC.

Port security, free Wi-Fi now in place ahead of the Halloween break

OCTOBER 10, 2016, MANILA—A couple of days before the Halloween break, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started to implement stricter security checks to complement the initiatives being imposed by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority.

The PPA has likewise made sure that passengers waiting for their vessel boarding time will get free Wi-Fi access in 67 terminals nationwide.

PPA posts higher net income anchored on strong cargo traffic

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted a seven consecutive month of positive net income registering another double-digit increase after tax.

Latest data from the PPA showed that net income for the Jan-Jul 2016 period is at P4.39 billion or 16% higher than the P3.78 billion posted in the same period in 2015.

Likewise, the actual figure is higher by 64.22% compared to the target set for the seven-month period of P2.67 billion.

Ph cargo throughput up 11% in Jan-July as passage sector remains strong

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016—Philippine cargo volume continue its strong performance climbing another 11% in the first 7 months of the year compared to the figure posted last year.

Latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed that total cargo throughput reached 141.770 million metric tons (mmt) this year from 128.217 mmt registered in the first 7-month figure of 2015. Foreign cargo volume inch-up 12% to 86.302 mmt while domestic traffic recorded a 9% rise.

Nation celebrates National Maritime Week 2016

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016—The Philippines is set for a busy but memorable week as the country is set to celebrate the National Maritime Week (NMW) from September 25-30, 2016.

The week is packed with simultaneous events nationwide ranging from sports fests, coastal clean-ups, capacity-building seminars, jobs fair, as well as singing and arts contests.

This year’s NMW theme is “Shipping: Indispensable to the World” was coined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the maritime policy-making body of the United Nations.

PPA reiterates strict compliance to anti-corruption policies as it relieves employee caught on Customs CCTV

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016—Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago directed all its employees to strictly follow anti-corruption in light of the video showing one of its personnel caught in an allegedly anomalous transaction.

Santiago stressed that strict adherence to government ethical standards is the only way to prevent similar cases from happening again.