Manila International Container Ports - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manila International Container Ports


Manila container port shut down as employee tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM

The Bureau of Customs advises online transactions through its website while the Manila International Container Port building is being disinfected. Vessel boarding, examination of goods, and other functions of offices that are not affected will continue.

MANILA PORT. The Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port building. File photo from the BOC-MICP Facebook page

Customs, PDEA failed to detect P1-B shabu in Manila port

May 30, 2019 - 4:06 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Documents show PDEA and BOC failed to flag a drug-packed January 2019 shipment. They put it up for auction in April, then found illegal drugs in it after 'raiding' its buyer in May.

DRUG SHIPMENT. Drugs worth P1 billion are not found by the PDEA and the BOC when they scanned a shipment of tapioca starch and aluminum pallets before placing them for auction. BOC photo

No more congestion in 2 major Manila ports – Customs

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Bureau of Customs says this shows their commitment 'to address trade challenges'

CONGESTED NO MORE. Shipping containers are stacked inside the Manila International Container Terminal. File photo from the ICTSI website

After shabu shipment bust, Lapeña asks PDEA, PNP to share intel

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says PDEA only informed the Bureau of Customs about the P6.8-billion shabu shipment almost a month after it slipped past authorities at the Manila International Container Port

'TIMELY INTEL SHARING.' Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena speaks at a press conference on August 11, 2018, about the ongoing investigation of the intercepted shabu shipment at the MICP. Photo from BOC Public Information & Assistance Division

BOC expects P11M from auction of seized goods

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The items to be auctioned are smuggled goods seized by the Bureau of Customs at the Manila International Container Port

Customs to auction off P27M worth of used cars, other goods

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The auction will be held at the Manila International Container Port on December 14

Customs looking to raise P23.5M through auction

Jun 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The auction which is set for Tuesday June 28 at the Manila International Container Port includes shipments of refined sugar

Customs collections way off target in May

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The Port of Manila falls widest off the mark with a deficit of P2 03 billion while MICP NAIA and Batangas Port each have deficits of more than 1 billion

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Customs make last push to reduce target shortfall

Jun 19, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The Manila International Container and Manila ports are expected to raise a total of P37 9 million before Commissioner Alberto Lina steps down from office

Customs turns over 320,000 pairs of license plates to LTO

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:41 PM

The turnover is part of a deferred payment agreement between the two government agencies It allows LTO to begin documenting the plates and distributing them to new car owners

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Customs eyes turnover of 'abandoned' license plates to LTO

Apr 07, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Some 600 000 license plates may be handed over to the LTO – duties and taxes waived – if the BOC gets approval from the DOF

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Car owners have to wait longer for license plates – Manila port

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Vehicle owners who have paid for these license plates with the Land Transportation Office have been waiting for their release for several months or even a year now

HELD UP. A closer look at some of the 600,000 new license plates considered abandoned by the consignee. Photo from the Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Manila port nets P500M from public auctions in 2015

Dec 27, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Illegally imported rice and sugar top the list of goods auctioned off by the Manila International Container Port in 2015

Customs to auction P9.52M smuggled rice on September 30

Sep 20, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The Bureau of Customs says 22 container vans of illegally imported rice are set to be auctioned off on September 30

Record Customs deficit for Aquino admin in August

Sep 13, 2015 - 7:54 PM

The Bureau of Custom’s deficit of P9 1 billion 194 7 million in August came as 13 out of 17 districts recorded shortfalls

Customs to auction overstaying rice at Manila Port

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:44 PM

The public auction set for August 25 includes over 10 million kilos of overstaying rice shipments and is expected to generate P186 million 4 026 million for the government

Customs earns P837M from confiscated goods sale

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:12 AM

The raised amount constitutes around 95 of the total Customs auction revenue for 2014

Customs seizes P1.8-m smuggled China mercury at Manila port

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Almost all the items in the shipments are illegal importations Mercury and all medicines are regulated items that require permits from other government agencies says Deputy Customs Commissioner Jessie Dellosa

Shortage of noche buena favorites likely, importers warn

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Industry groups warn the port congestion would result in possible shortage of fruits meat and poultry products this holiday season