PPA News & Events

Ph cargo throughput soars 7.4% in first half despite Mindanao security issues

MANILA, August 24, 2017—Philippine total cargo throughput posted a 7.42% hike in volume in the first six months of the year due to a favorable business climate.

Almost all aspects of cargo operations, except for loose export cargoes, posted positive performances for the period January to June 2017.

Mindanao ports likewise posted positive performance for the period in review despite experiencing some security issues the past couple of months.

PPA ready for global challenges as it marks 43rd Founding Anniversary

JULY 11, 2017, MANILA—With the continuing globalization and the shift in practices from best practices to next practices, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is optimistic to meet global requirements and demands.

Marking its 43rd Founding Anniversary today, 11 July 2017 with the theme “43 years of Responding to Global Challenges in Ports”, the PPA—under the new administration—pushed the reset button to align its processes and policies to these trends that are still parallel to the overall dream of the country to be one of the maritime powers of the world.

PPA takes over management and operations of Malalag port in Davao del Sur

JULY 5, 2017, MANILA—To further cement Davao’s claim as the third major international gateway in the country, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has taken over management and operations at its Malalag’s port to upgrade the terminal to international standards.

The PPA and the local government of Malalag already formalized the transfer through a Memorandum of Agreement signed by town mayor, Peter Paul T. Valentin and PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago, end of last month.

PPA Board grants 24% hike in Manila North Harbor tariff rates

JUNE 27, 2017, MANILA—The Board of Directors of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) approved on May 25, 2017 the application of Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. for a tariff increase on Manila North Harbour Port, Inc.’s (MNHPI) cargo handling rates.

MNHPI previously applied for a one-time 37.45% increase in tariff in order to recoup their investment at the Manila North Harbor from the time MNHPI took over operations from PPA in 2010.

MNHPI is set to invest about P14.5 billion from 2010 to 2035.

Port Authority Biddings go on live streaming

MANILA, JUNE 20, 2017—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started to live stream all its bidding processes to boost the integrity and transparency of the agency’s procurement process.

The PPA, on Tuesday, aired live the bidding for the proposed Abra De Ilog port project that involves the construction of a Reinforced Concrete Pier, Construction of a Ro-Ro ramp and Construction of Access Trestle. The project has a duration of about 360 days or 1 year.

PPA posts encouraging Q1 revenue figures

MANILA, JUNE 13, 2017—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted encouraging revenue figures in the first quarter, a month after revising down its growth forecast for 2017.

Latest data from PPA showed that net income went up 23% to P2.3 billion for the period compared to the P1.93 billion registered in the same period last year. The figure is also higher by 32.84% against the target of P1.78 billion.

PPA moves toward the use of renewable energy in its ports nationwide

MANILA, MAY 11, 2017—To be at par with international maritime stakeholders and to reduce the carbon footprints from ports, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is pursuing the use of renewable energy in all its controlled ports nationwide.

The “Green Port” project is in accordance with the 25-year port development roadmap adopted by Philippine port stakeholders in a summit held in April this year, which will be submitted to the President later this year.