‘ELSA’ facilitates movement of empties at Manila South Harbor

31 MAY 2019, MANILA—Yard utilization at the Manila South Harbor was trimmed down to a better-than-ideal level with the implementation of the Empty Loadout Shipping Agreement (ELSA) at the port.

The initiative, put forward by South Harbor cargo handling operator Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), boosted the Manifesto of Support on empty and overstaying containers signed in mid-March as well as PPA Administrative Orders clearing the Manila ports of such boxes.

PPA remits record-breaking P9.4 billion in dividend and taxes for 2018

14 MAY 2019, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continued its strong fiscal performance in 2018 as it remits P3.5 billion in dividends to the national coffers for 2018.

On top of this, the state-owned agency likewise paid P5.9 billion in taxes for 2018, more than half of total taxes paid in the last 10 years.

Overall, the PPA is contributing a record-breaking amount of P9.4 billion in terms of dividends and taxes to the National Government for the past year, which can be used for the Government’s various social welfare, health and other projects.

PPA steps up ‘green port revolution’ as Batangas, CDO receive GPAS awards

MANILA, 3 December 2018—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is stepping up its ‘green port’ initiatives in all its ports nationwide after two of the country’s top gateways were conferred with GPAS awards by the APEC Port Services Network (APSN).

The Port of Batangas and the Port of Cagayan de Oro received their respective GPAS awards from APSN recently.

Philippine Ports Authority heads towards full QMS, IMS compliance

08 NOVEMBER 2018, CORON, PALAWAN--The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced that the agency is now compliant with the requirements of ISO Standards on Quality Management System (QMS) and presently working on the full compliance on ISO standards on Integrated Management System (IMS).

The ongoing initiatives are in conformity with the requirements of Executive Order No. 605 s. 2007, which requires all government institutions to implement quality government management programs in all its core processes.