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Exporters  to maximize  use of FTAs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) have vowed to cooperate in increasing utilization of free trade agreements (FTAs) and similar arrangements.

  

June 14, 2024

DP World, ICTSI post strongest revenue growth among global port operators in 2023

DP World and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) showed the strongest revenue growth among eight global port groups with annual sales above $1 billion in 2023, according to Alphaliner.

  

June 13, 2024

Global contract logistics market to grow by 4.2% this year

The global contract logistics market is expected to grow by 4.2% this year, according to the latest report of Ti Insight.

  

June 13, 2024

Containers lost at sea sink 66.6% in 2023, says WSC

The number of containers lost at sea last year sank 66.6% to 221 year-on-year, according to the World Shipping Council (WSC).

  

June 13, 2024

Cebu port cargo volume up 9.1% in Q1

Cargo handled by Cebu ports grew 9.1% in the first quarter of 2024 with both domestic and foreign cargoes posting increases, according to preliminary data from the Cebu Port Authority (CPA).

  

June 11, 2024

PCCI now accepting ATA Carnet accreditation

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is now accepting accreditation for the ATA Carnet, an internationally recognized customs document that allows tax- and duty-free temporary admission of goods

  

June 7, 2024

Marcos wants 24/7 port operations

President Marcos has ordered a round-the-clock deployment of customs and agriculture department teams to ports to ensure uninterrupted processing of shipments, including the screening of imported goods such as food and agricultural products.

  

June 4, 2024

PH manufacturing slows slightly in May

The Philippine manufacturing sector slightly slowed month-on-month in May

  

June 4, 2024

WSC lauds IMO rule on mandatory reporting of containers lost at sea

The World Shipping Council (WSC) lauded the recent adoption of an International Maritime Organization (IMO) rule that will require mandatory reporting of all containers lost at sea effective Jan. 1, 2026.

  

June 4, 2024

NEDA Board OKs program calibrating tariff rates

The National Economic and Development Authority Board has approved a comprehensive tariff program aimed at calibrating the country’s current tariff rates until 2028

  

June 4, 2024

PEZA bares logistics, supply chain strategies

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said it is implementing “leap-frogging” strategies that will address the challenges in the supply chain, industrial, and logistics sectors and in the process attract more industrial investments, particularly in the ecozones.

  

June 3, 2024

SBITC beefing up container-handling equipment

Subic Bay International Terminals Corp. is beefing up its container-handling equipment at New Container Terminals 1 and 2 in Subic port

  

May 31, 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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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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