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.
Director - President
EVP and GM of Mstar Ship Agencies, Inc., agents for MBf Carpenters Shipping.
Director - Vice President
President and General Manager of OOCL (Philippines) Inc. and OOCL Logistics Philippines.
Director - Treasurer
Chairman of CMA CGM Philippines, Inc. and Uni-Ship, Inc.
Country Director of MOL Philippines, Inc. and Former Chairman of Far East Freight Conference.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS Ship Agencies, Inc.
Philippine Owner's Representative of RCL Feeders Pte. Ltd since 1994 to present.
General Manager of AISL and consultant for Customs Affairs and International Trade by various well-known multinational companies.
ICTSI’s Laguna dry port gets accreditation as off-dock customs facility
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has certified the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, Inc. (LGICT), the dry port container-handling facility of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Calamba City, Laguna, as an authorized Off-Dock Customs Facility (OCF).
Source: PortCalls Asia
March 22, 2017
Container yard operator to bring x-ray machine case to Lapeña
AQUARIUS CONTAINER YARD (ACY), owned by businessman Rodolfo C. Reta, will appeal the reopening of its designated examination area (DEA) in Davao City to Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña as the Bureau of Customs (BoC)-Davao head, Erastus Sandino B. Austria, insists on transferring the DEA’s x-ray machine.
Source: Business World
October 10, 2017
International shippers laud decongestion of Manila ports
MANILA, Philippines — International shipping lines yesterday hailed what they described as the “collaborative and complementing” efforts of various government agencies and the private sector to iron out problems at Manila ports, particularly decongestion.
Source: The Philippine Star
March 4, 2019
This Labor Day, the Association of International Shipping Lines, Inc., alongside the Department of Trade and Industry, pay tribute to our frontline heroes: our health workers, law enforcement and government employees, and in particular, workers in the logistics and supply chain industries. Our #LogisticsBayani - the seaport, airport and warehouse personnel, the port workers, customs brokers and freight forwarders, the drivers, couriers and riders who continue to work to bring us the things we need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.