For example, one ton of goods is being misdeclared to be less than a ton, so what we are doing now is we are strictly instructing our flatliners to follow what is really on the stowage plan
of the vessels,' Dy Buco said.
The Customs official also cited misdeclaration as being behind the data discrepancy on Chinese imports, and said that the bureau had directed its frontliners to follow what was declared in the stowage plan
of the vessels.
They found out that the drums of oil were not listed as cargoes upon checking the Inward Foreign Manifest and Stowage Plan
submitted by the vessel's captain.
Dy Buco said the correct weight can also be determined through the stowage plan
of a particular vessel carrying the tiles.
Prior to its arrival at port it sends a computerised stowage plan
to the terminal operator depicting the positions and serial numbers of the containers to be unloaded.
Despite Iranian denials, the report said official seals from Iranian customs authorities on containers that held some of the arms "substantiates the Iranian origin of those containers." Further evidence on the Iranian origin came from the Iranian bill of lading, cargo manifest and the container stowage plan
DP World, UAE Region has over the past two years introduced a series of initiatives aimed at boosting efficiency; those include a technology-driven Labour Management System that cuts time of completing a single operation by up to 30%, advanced Gate Automation supported by RFID container tracking to enable 20,000 truck movements a day, and 3G connectivity to enable shipping lines to access bay and stowage plan
information, helping them cut port call time.
Pacific Air Forces with processing documentation, the preparation of a stowage plan
, and the generation of readable RFID tags.
Upon checking the Inward Foreign Manifest and Stowage Plan
submitted by the captain of the vessel, it was discovered that the eight drums were not listed as cargoes.
Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 6-2018 signed by Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena on May 7 mandated the electronic submission of Portable Document Format (PDF) file of the advance manifest, bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing list, stowage plan
, container discharging list, load port survey report, and supplemental cargo manifest to the Bureau's Advanced Manifest System.