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PPA fast tracks moves to approve FAL Convention

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is fast tracking moves to ratify the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation of the International Maritime Traffic Convention of 1965 (FAL Convention).

  

July 16, 2024

Bidding for port contracts may resume before yearend

Bidding for port contracts, including for General Santos, may resume before yearend, according to Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Jay Daniel Santiago.

  

July 16, 2024

Business groups urge Marcos to push for economic reforms

Business groups and foreign chambers of commerce sought President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr’s support for 21 bills pending in Congress, three of which are related to the transportation sector.

  

July 16, 2024

P115B infra projects readied in Subic

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is readying P115 billion worth of infrastructure projects at the Subic Bay Economic and Freeport Zone, majority of which would support the Luzon Economic Corridor.

  

July 16, 2024

PH adopts global ‘passport for goods’

The government and private sector rolled out a new system to facilitate duty-free and tax-free temporary admission of nonperishable goods used for exhibits and professional activities to other countries, with the understanding that these goods will be returned to the Philippines.

  

July 16, 2024

ATA Carnet officially launched in PH

The ATA Carnet System was officially launched in the Philippines on July 15 at the Manila Hotel.

  

July 15, 2024

PEZA-approved investments plunge 43.6% in 1H

Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-approved investments plunged 43.6% in the first half to P45.48 billion from P80.59 billion year-on-year.

  

July 14, 2024

PH, Thailand complete exchange of e-Phyto certificates through ASEAN Single Window

The Philippines and Thailand successfully conducted the exchange of electronic phytosanitary (e-Phyto) certificates through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window (ASW) on July 9, according to the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).

  

July 13, 2024

Jan to May cargo volumes in PH up 5.3%

January to May 2024 cargo volumes in the Philippines grew 5.3% year-on-year, according to preliminary data provided to PortCalls by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

  

July 13, 2024

TPLEX extension contract signed

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) signed the P23.36-billion contract extending the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) to San Juan, La Union by 59.4 kilometers.

  

July 11, 2024

May trade deficit widens

The Philippines’ trade deficit in May widened as exports declined while imports were almost flat from the previous year, according to preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

  

July 11, 2024

Subic-Clark-Manila-Batangas railway feasibility study likely done before yearend

The feasibility study on the Subic-Clark-Manila-Batangas freight railway may be completed before yearend or early 2025, according to Transport Secretary Jaime Bautista.

  

July 8, 2024

MISSION & VISION

Mission

  • We shall provide our members with effective representation with external entities particularly the government, quasi-government organizations and industry partners and stakeholders.
  • We shall achieve this purpose by consistently developing excellent working relationships through open communication and dialogue and proactive participation in industry programs and projects that will strengthen our role as the leading authority in international shipping business.
  • We shall strive for the growth and progress of our members by continuous training and consistent services on international best practices.

Vision

  • We envision a united organization built upon extensive experience and expertise in the shipping industry and as an association known for its integrity and credibility that allows us to formulate policies for the improvement and benefit of stakeholders.

About Us

The Association of International Shipping Lines, Inc.

AISL was founded and incorporated on June 06, 1963. Widely recognized as the leading voice of international container shipping industry in the Philippines, the Association has a present membership of 36 global container liners calling Philippine ports. For more than 50 years, its influence in the formulation of national policies affecting international shipping operations grew in strength as the volume of trade between the Philippines and other countries increased significantly. The continuous stream of innovative and progressive concepts on global shipping drastically reshaped the transport seascape and carrying with it a myriad of complex trading practices that governments of countries need to assimilate to remain competitive. AISL’s active participation in congressional hearings and consultation meetings called by the executive branch of government puts into perspective these evolutions in trade. As a spokesman of the container liner industry, AISL presents before the Philippine policymakers its advocacy of introducing reforms in shipping and port operations in the country to enhance efficiency in cargo movement that meets international standards. In keeping the best interest of the membership in mind, the Association has staunchly abided by the core values of integrity, proactiveness and adaptability to change. As a body, AISL measures its effectiveness on the quality of response accorded to its proposals and recommendations by the government and the degree of prudence and anticipation exercised in addressing issues impacting on its membership. Its ability to provide the most ample representation to its members however respects the limitation that AISL cannot involve itself on any business discussions involving pricing and rates since these are matters that should be left to the commercial decision of the individual member.

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An alternative to Container Deposit practice in the Philippines

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14TH AISL FELLOWSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

AISL CHRISTMAS APPRECIATION COCKTAILS 2023

TAX SEMINAR ON BIR RMS 05-2024

14TH AISL FELLOWSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

AISL CHRISTMAS APPRECIATION COCKTAILS 2023

TAX SEMINAR ON BIR RMS 05-2024

14TH AISL FELLOWSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

AISL CHRISTMAS APPRECIATION COCKTAILS 2023

TAX SEMINAR ON BIR RMS 05-2024

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patrick Ronas

Director - President

President and CEO of Mstar Ship Agencies, Inc., agents for MBf Carpenters Shipping.

Enrico Sanchez

Director - Vice President

President and General Manager of OOCL (Philippines) Inc. and OOCL Logistics Philippines.

Capt. Jae J. Jang

Director

Chairman of CMA-CGM Philippines, Inc. and Uni-Ship, Inc.

Jose Juan Lacson

Director - Treasurer

Country Director of MOL Philippines, Inc. and Former Chairman of Far East Freight Conference.

Joselito Ilagan

Director

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS Ship Agencies, Inc.

Jesus B. Sedano

Director

Philippine Owner's Representative of RCL Feeders Pte. Ltd since 1994 to present.

Mariel Metzker

Director

Operations and Commercial Planning Lead for Sealand - A Maersk Company Asia, Manila Philippines.

Maximino Cruz

Executive Director

Former GM and current Executive Director of Association of International Shipping Lines, Inc.

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