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Philippine Shippers' Bureau (PSB)
The PSB was established as a regular bureau by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 514 issued on 26 March 1992, making it a line agency of the DTI. It used to be an attached agency known as the Philippine Shippers’ Council (SHIPPERCON) created under Presidential Decree (PD) 165 as amended by PD 833.

Mandate
To promote and protect the common interests of Philippine exporters, importers, and other commercial users of water transport, and to undertake appropriate measures to develop trade through economical and efficient carriage of merchandise

Programs
  • Consultation and negotiation with international and regional shipping and transport associations. PSB conducts consultation, dialogue, and negotiation with its international and regional counterparts as well as shipping and transport associations on matters of mutual interests to exporters, importers, and other commercial users of sea transport, particularly on freight rates, adequacy of services and reasonable terms and conditions of carriage.
  • Supply Chain. Under this program, PSB shall determine the costs involved in the distribution/ transport of some basic and prime commodities and recommend more efficient distribution that would mean assured supply of these commodities at reduced transport cost.
  • Assistance to Shippers. PSB provides assistance to shippers in terms of freight booking, calculation of transportation costs, freight forwarding, containerization, documentation, packing, marking, and labeling, and other related services in order to facilitate the transport of cargo to, from, and within the Philippines.
  • Mediation. PSB conducts mediation proceedings to resolve complaints and disputes between and among shippers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, and other transport service providers.  The nature of complaints include non-delivery, loss and damage to cargo, overcharging, delay in delivery, unethical conduct, non-payment of fees and charges and maritime fraud.
  • Implementation of PD 1466. PSB is the implementing agency of PD 1466 which requires that all government cargoes and those cargoes owned by private entities with government loan, credits and guarantees be loaded on RP-flag vessel, otherwise, a waiver must be secured from PSB whenever such vessels are not available and/or suitable.
  • Accreditation of freight forwarders. PSB is in-charge of accreditation of sea freight forwarders categorized as non-vessel operating common carrier, international freight forwarder, and domestic freight forwarder.

Contact Information

Office of the Director
Philippine Shippers’ Bureau
2/F Trade and Industry Bldg.
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City
Tel. No.: (+632) 751.3304/751.3306/890.4892
Fax: (632) 751.3305
E-mail: psb@dti.gov.ph
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:11PM GMT+8

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