Göteborg: 15 March 2017
Philippines province of Zambales - environmental changes
The International Chamber of Shipping has provided us with the following information:
Further to MC (17)10, Members are invited to note an update on the recent ‘environmental’ charges by the Province of Zambales in the Philippines and to advise their shipowner Members accordingly.
ICS has received a significant number of forwarded invoices from companies relating to an environmental charge in the Zambales region of the Philippines. Companies are encouraged to continue to keep ICS informed.
In the meantime Congressman Manalo is convening a public inquiry into the situation to be held next week with a view to ending the action by the Province. Separately the Filipino Shipowners’ Association is meeting on Thursday to finalise the filing of a legal case against Zambales.
Outcomes of these actions will be forwarded when known. The advice to withhold payment remains extant.
More information can be found in our Member Alert, published 7 April 2016 and 9 September 2015.
Member Alert is published by The Swedish Club as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy.