2012-11-14 10:53:20 -
Balikbayan Box Cargo - Philippine government's DTI-PSB has amended its blacklist of banned freight forwarders
The Philippine government has removed five cargo forwarders names from the blacklist after they [the companies] dealt with customer complaints satisfactorily, the Department of Trade and Industry-Philippine Shippers' Bureau (DTI-PSB) stated.
Aboitiz owned 2GO Express, MC Plus Inc, LCSN Express Movers Inc, Transtech Global Philippines Inc and Wide-Wide World Express Corp have all been restored as accredited forwarders.
However, the DTI-PSB have added Vanwil Cargo Forwarder Inc to its blacklistlist.
2GO and MC Plus had been subject to customers complaints over delayed delivery, and these complaints have been resolved with delivery being effected.
What appears to be a growing problem is that of cargo being abandoned after
landing in the Philippines.
Philippine customs have seen a growth in this, and put it down to aggressive and cut-throat marketing with forwarders offering below cost prices just to get business, and not being able to afford clearance in Manila. This leads to cargo being held by customs until dues are paid, or the container contents are then auctioned off.
This appears to be prevalent in the USA and Middle East.
There is a link at the end of the main article for the DTI-PSB list of accredited domestic and foreign freight forwarders.
For the full list of blacklisted companies, click the link below: