BE WARY OF SUSPICIOUS SHIPPERS, DTI WARNS

The Department of Trade and Industry, in cooperation with the Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB), would like to inform the public on the proliferation of freight forwarding services and companies that are not accredited with the DTI – PSB. The PSB had been receiving numerous complaints on undelivered balikbayan boxes from these companies, and had thus issued an advisory for the public not to transact with the concerned freight forwarders.
In some cases, the balikbayan boxes reported lost or undelivered are held by the Bureau of Customs due to the failure on the part of foreign consolidators or principal sea freight forwarders to remit a portion of their collected charges to the accredited Philippine agents. However, where it is the Philippine agent of freight forwarder that holds the balikbayan boxes, the DTI-PSB shall order their delivery without any delay upon filing of complaint by the consignee.
As of June 7, 2013, the list of said individuals and companies currently being investigated are as follows:

Company Name

Foreign Principal

Philippine Address

Status

Al Rodah Marine Services

UAE

 

Case endorsed to DOJ/ Office of the City Prosecutor

Pacific Logistics International Cargo

Contact Person: Mr. Ludebar Jakosalem

Kuwait

 

Case endorsed to DOJ/ Office of the City Prosecutor

Rodah Cargo Manila/ Rodah Cargo Services

Contact Person: Rhodalyn Bugante Aguinaldo

 

Block 9, Lot 16, Road 6-A St., United Parañaque Subd., Sucat, Parañaque City

Case endorsed to DOJ/ Office of the City Prosecutor

Associated Consolidators Express (ACE Cargo)

USA

No. 505 Quirino Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

Dausan International Forwarder

Australia

No. 1933 Francisco St., Sta. Ana, Manila

Decision on formal charge issued

Diaz Cargo Services

 

Bantayan, Dumaguete, Negros Occidental

Decision on formal charge issued

ERG Express Forwarding

 

Compound 685-B Prosperity Resources Inc., Tandang Sora Ave., Quezon City

Decision on formal charge issued

Joseph Glenn L. Galo

 

Unit 12 Residences North Road, Poblacion, Liloan, Cebu City

Decision on formal charge issued

International Cargo Forwarder

 

No. 503 Quirino Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

J.J. Transglobal Brokerage

 

No. 3909/3911 Dahlia St., Sto. Niño, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

JAR Cargo Forwarders

 

No. 503 Quirino Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

MME Cargo Forwarder

 

No. 3031 F. Bautista ST., Brgy. Ugong, Valenzuela City

Decision on formal charge issued

Manila Broker

 

No. 503 Quirino Avenue, Tambo, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

Maru Cargo Logistics Philippines

Singapore

No. 15016-A Fast Track Avenue, San Agustin Village, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

Pacific Logistics International Cargo

Kuwait

No. 567 N. Luna St., Dinayang, San Mateo, Rizal

Decision on formal charge issued

Pentfast

 

Km. 17 Cervantes St., West Service Rd., Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

REN International Services

USA

No. 36 Laura Drive, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Taguig City

Decision on formal charge issued

Sir2Go Forwarders

 

No. 85 Maginoo St., Quezon City

Decision on formal charge issued

South Atlantic Cargo, Inc.

USA

No. 4 Elm St., West Fairview, Quezon City

Decision on formal charge issued

The Filipino Cargo International

Kuwait

No. 567 General Luna St., Guinayang, San Mateo, Rizal

Decision on formal charge issued

VGB VIllamayor Logistics, Inc.

 

No. 312 Gedcor Bldg., Sucat Rd. cor. Irasan St., San Dionisio, Parañaque City

Decision on formal charge issued

D’ Winner Logistics Philippines, Inc.

 

Room 516 FEMII Bldg., A. Soriano Jr. Ave., Intramuros, Manila

Accreditation has expired/ was revoked

ABS-CBN Global Cargo Corporation

 

JJM Building 2, Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Brgy. Sto. Niño, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

Aerosend

USA

Blk. 2, Unit 7, 584 Tenorio Lopez St., Tondo, Manila

Formal charge issued

E.B. Barbosa Enterprise

Spain

No. 38 Calla Lily St., Blk. VI, Vergonville Subd., Pulang Lupa II, Las Piñas City

Formal charge issued

D’ EEC Freight Forwarder and Logistics

 

Guzmar Compound, 8178 Dr. A. Santos Ave., San Dionisio, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

Jonar Cargo

KSA

Stall 213 Building 2, FTI Complex, Western Bicutan, Taguig City

Formal charge issued

Kabalen Forwarders

KSA

No. 3941-C Dahlia St., Sto. Niño, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

Mail Plus Cargo Carriers

 

Golden Homes Subd., SA #3 Sandoval Ave., Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City

Formal charge issued

Masterlink Cargo System (MACSI), Inc.

 

U2 B2 Jade Garden Manila, No. 574 Honorio Lopez Blvd., Balut, Tondo, Manila

Formal charge issued

Megatop Express Cargo Forwarder

 

Tambo, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

Nets & Knicks Logistics Corp.

 

Blk. 17, Lot 4, Jerusalem St., BF Martinville Subd., Las Piñas City

Formal charge issued

New Cliffe Gen. Trad. & Cont. Co. – NC Manila Cargo

 

No. 567 General Luna St., Guinayang, San Mateo, Rizal

Formal charge issued

Philippine Cargo Forwarder

USA

Oyster Plaza, Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

Philippine Eastern Transit Express, Inc.

 

No. 207-209 Jaboneros St., Binondo, Manila

Formal charge issued

RGC Green Logistics

 

No. 886 CAARD Talon I, Las Piñas City

Formal charge issued

R&M Cargo Services

 

STIL Bldg., Sta. Agueda cor. Delbros Ave., Pascor Drive, Sto. Niño, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

RDN Marketing & Cargo Forwarder

 

Pension House, Zamora St., Ozamis City

Formal charge issued

Sri Sara Cargo

Kuwait

Pascual Compound, San Isidro, Sucat, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

VCG Customs Brokerage

 

Guzmar Compound, 8178 Dr. A. Santos Ave., San Dionisio, Parañaque City

Formal charge issued

Yasaka International Cargo Services Philippines

 

Lot 10, Blk. 12, BF Martinville Subd., Manuyo Dos, Las Piñas City

Formal charge issued

Monark Customs Brokerage Corporation

 

No. 8252-D Dr. A. Santos Ave., Brgy. San Isidro, Sucat Road, Parañaque City

Show cause order issued

RRG Freight Services

 

Blk. 213 Lot 41 Yuan St., Phase 8, North Fairview, Quezon City

Show cause order issued

Dreamsworld Travel Tourism & Cargo Co., W.L.L.

Bahrain

 

Under investigation

Philippine Eastern Transit Express, Inc.

China

 

Under investigation

Freight Link Global Logistics

Cyprus

 

Under investigation

Ford Cargo International (FCI)

Hongkong

 

Under investigation

Maharlika Enterprise Cargo Services

Ireland

 

Under investigation

SCRL Cargo

Ireland

 

Under investigation

Jet Express Cargo

Italy

 

Under investigation

Caravan Cargo Agency

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

Cargo Net Worldwide Services (formerly FAL-World Express Cargo)

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

Global Cargo

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

North and South Express Cargo

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

PC Worldwide Cargo

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

Sir Cargo Forwarders

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

WRJ Freight Forwarders (A division of Al-Zagel Cargo)

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

 

Under investigation

NC Manila Cargo

Kuwait

 

Under investigation

Natasha Express Cargo Services

Kuwait

 

Under investigation

Philippine Cargo International

Kuwait

 

Under investigation

Bayanihan Express

Malaysia

 

Under investigation

Hagibis Express Pte. Ltd.

Singapore

 

Under investigation

7 Seas Marine Cargo

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Under investigation

Al Rodah Marine Cargo

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Under investigation

Cityline Cargo

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Under investigation

Dagupan Cargo Packaging Services

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Under investigation

Express Link Cargo

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Under investigation

Smooth Express

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Under investigation

Philand Ynterlink Ltd.

United Kingdom

 

Under investigation

AAA Cargo Express Inc.

USA

 

Under investigation

ABS-CBN Star Kargo

 

 

Under investigation

FRS Philippine Freights Services

USA

 

Under investigation

Pentagon Cargo, Inc.

USA

 

Under investigation

Shipping Express

USA

 

Under investigation

Star Xpress Forwarders

USA

 

Under investigation

Complainants should submit a written complaint with documentary evidence such as official receipts, cargo receipts, bills of lading, shippers’ declaration and way bills. They may file directly with the PSB Office through fax at (02) 751 3305, email at dti_psb@yahoo.com.ph, call DTI Direct at (02) 751 3330, or file with any of the DTI – CAR provincial offices for their endorsement to the PSB.

The Philippine Shippers Bureau  may impose monetary fines, suspension or cancellation of accreditation if shippers are found guilty of undelivered balikbayan boxes, pilferage, overcharging or damaged cargo.

Certain items such as currencies, checks, money orders and traveler’s checks, jewelry, firearms, ammunition and explosives, prohibited drugs and like substances, pornographic material, gambling cards and toy guns, pirated products and items of commercial quantities are not allowed to be included in the balikbayan box.

DTI further suggests the following tips:

  1. Organize the contents of your balikbayan box.
  2. Book your boxes only with PSB – accredited sea cargo consolidators/ freight forwarders with clean records. The complete list of accredited companies is regularly updated and published in www.dti.gov.ph .
  3. Be wary of exceptionally low rates.
  4. Secure transport documents, such as cargo receipts for fees paid and bill of lading.
  5. Get the name and contact details of the forwarder’s agent in the Philippines.
  6. Monitor the movement of your cargo from origin to destination to make sure that is shipped and delivered.
  7. Inform your consignee to check your cargo with the Philippine freight forwarding agent even before it arrives.

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