The Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday (October 12, 2012), released a complete list of blacklisted Philippine agents and freight forwarders doing business in the country and elsewhere. The agency was effectively warning Overseas Foreign Workers and their consignees in the country not to do business with freight forwarding companies not accredited with DTI-PSB.
DTI-PSB formally identified the unaccredited companies that were issued formal charges and are subject of complaints pertaining to balikbayan boxes as 2Go Express, Inc., Aerosend, Alas Cargo Philippines, Associated Consolidation Express (ACE), Dausan International Forwarder, FACF Parcel Delivery, FRS Philippine Freight Services, Inc., International Cargo Forwarder, J.J. Transglobal Brokerage, Mail Plus Cargo Carriers, Manila Broker, Maru Cargo Logistics Philippines, R&M Cargo Services, Rodah Cargo Manila, South Atlantic Cargo, Inc., Trico International Forwarding (Phils) Inc., and, VCG Customs Brokerage.
The Philippine Shippers Bureau also advised OFWs to stop doing business with the following foreign principals/ cargo consolidators for reports of undelivered balikbayan boxes and other violations under PSB Administrative Order No. 6 series of 2005: United Arab Emirates (UAE): Al Rodah Marine Cargo, Cityline Cargo, Dagupan Cargo Packaging Services, Express Link Cargo Services, Smooth Express.
United States of America (USA): AAA Cargo Express Inc., ABS-CBN Star Kargo, Aerosend, Alas Cargo, Associated Consolidations Express (ACE Cargo), FRS Philippine Freight Services, Inc., Shipping Express, South Atlantic Cargo. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA): Cargo Net Worldwide Services formerly FAL-World Express Cargo, Fil Asia Cargo Forwarders Philippines, Global Cargo, RJM Freight, WRJ Freight Forwarders (A Division of Al-Zagel Cargo), North and South Express Cargo.
Singapore: Hagibis Express Pte. Ltd., Maru Cargo Logistics (s) LLP.; Ireland: Maharlika Enterprise Cargo Services, SCRL Cargo. Other countries: Bayanihan Express in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Dausan International Forwarder in Australia; Ford Cargo Internationaal (FCI) in Hongkong; Trico International in Cyprus.
The DTI was very specific in its warning to OFWs and their consignees to further refrain from doing business with some freight forwarding companies accredited by DTI-PSB. The following accredited companies were issued Show Cause Orders by the DTI-PSB and are subject of complaints pertaining to balikbayan boxes: D’ Winner Logistics Philippines, Inc., LCSN Express Movers, Inc., MC Plus, Inc., Transtech Global Philippines, Inc., Wide-Wide World Express Corp.