The Department of Trade and Industry’s Competitiveness Bureau conducts a Roadshow to Seamless Philippine Logistics: Analysis of Logistics Performance to present the results of the survey completed last June 2017.
Logistics Efficiency Indicators (LEI) Assessment Project was launched by The Department of Trade and Industry’s Competitiveness Bureau, in partnership with the World Bank-International Finance Corporation (WB-IFC), the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Export Development Council (EDC).
The LEI Project is designed to develop measurement and baseline assessment of Philippine logistics cost, time efficiency and reliability of transporting goods/cargoes and services, which is critical for a meaningful policy formulation for the logistics and supply chain management sectors.
Results of the survey will be used in the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) by World Bank. LPI is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve it.
DTI also invited their partners to present the current projects and advocacies that will highlight the government and private sector’s initiatives to improve the country’s overall logistics capability.
The roadshow was held in Puerto Princesa and La Union last September. More sessions will be held in Bacolod, Tuguegarao, Tacloban, Tagaytay and Bataan in October & November. Traders, especially exporters who want to participate may contact the DTI-SCLMD at +632 899 6247 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com. –Maria Jobellieza A. Alzate
The Philippines’ first National Logistics Master Plan is seen to address the issues and concerns that affect the competitiveness of the Philippine logistics industry, including the lack of infrastructure and difficulties arising from regulatory bottlenecks.
In the recent EDC Executive Committee meeting, the Department of Trade and Industry Competitiveness Bureau presented the 21-point priority agenda under the four strategies of the National Logistics Master Plan namely: under Infrastructure, Policies, Regulation and Institution.
Continue reading EDC prioritizes Logistics Issues in the National Logistics Master Plan
Deputy Administrator Luis Marajas of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) appealed to processors of sugar-based products to monitor their balance in sugar allocation and promptly apply for Certificate for Sugar Requirement of Processors/Manufacturers of Sugar-based Products for Export.
Mr. Marajas cited that some exporters apply for their sugar allocation only when their balance allocation is depleting. This, according to him would affect the exporters’ production schedule considering that importing sugar usually takes at least one (1) month. Continue reading SRA to exporters: to monitor balance of sugar allocation
The Export Development Council, through the recommendation of its Networking Committee on Transport and Logistics, endorses the following policy reforms: (1) Proposed Further Amendments to Commonwealth Act No. 146 or the Public Service Act; (2) Proposed Legislative Measures separating the conflicting functions of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP); and (3) Repeal of Letter of Instructions 1005-A s. 1980 to remove the government share for all cargo-handling contractors and port-related service operators. Continue reading EDC endorses transport and logistics policy reforms
To improve connectivity and boost international trade, the ASEAN RoRo will be launched on 30 April 2017 in Davao City. The maiden voyage send-off ceremony will be led by President Duterte and Indonesian President Widodo.
The new RoRo route will sail to Davao-General Santos-Bitung, Indonesia (D-G-B), a more cost and time-efficient alternative to the usual Manila-Jakarta-Bitung route. It is expected to lessen the cost of shipping by almost US$1,500 per Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU). It will also shorten the shipping time from three-five weeks to only one day and a half of sailing plus port stay. Continue reading ASEAN RoRo to boost Philippines- Indonesia trade
President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched the maiden voyage of M/V Super Shuttle, which will conduct a weekly Ro-Ro ferry service for the Davao-General Santos- Bitung, Indonesia (D-G-B) route.
The M/V Super Shuttle RoRo 12, operated by the Asian Marine Transport Corporation, will provide a faster and cheaper route for trad-ing goods among the East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA)’s key cities.
The Department of Trade and Industry’s Competitiveness Bureau, in partnership with the World Bank-International Finance Corporation (WB-IFC), the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Export Development Council (EDC) launched a Logistics Efficiency Indicators (LEI) Assessment Project.
Continue reading DTI Assesses logistics efficiency