PHILIPPINES: ZAMBALES PROVINCE UPDATE
March 16, 2017
Further to our news bulletin dated 13 March 2017 the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has received a significant number of forwarded invoices from companies relating to an environmental charge levied in the Zambales region of the Philippines. If Members receive invoices from Zambales authorities, the advice is not to pay them and to pass them to the Club or direct to the ICS. A public inquiry into the situation is due to be held next week with a view to ending the action by the Province and also the Filipino Shipowners’ Association is meeting this week to finalise the filing of a legal case against Zambales.