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MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry-Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (DTI-PSB) has added four more cargo forwarders in its list of erring companies subject to complaints on undelivered “balikbayan” boxes.

In its February 8 advisory, the DTI-PSB warned Filipinos in the UK against doing business with Manila Forwarder UK, while those in the United Arab Emirates were warned against 7 Seas Marine Cargo.

The bureau said the Philippine agents of these two foreign cargo consolidators are under investigation due to missing packages. Manila Forwarder UK and 7 Seas Marine Cargo joined the 36 previously blacklisted foreign principals, as follows:

•Dausan International Forwarder (Australia)
•Dreamsworld Travel Tourism and Cargo Co W.L.L. (Bahrain)
•Filipino-Service (Germany)
•Ford Cargo International (Hong Kong)
•Maharlika Enterprise Cargo Services (Ireland)
•SCRL Cargo (Ireland)
•Jet Express Cargo (Italy)
•Natasha Express Cargo Services (Kuwait)
•Pacific Logistics International Cargo (Kuwait)
•Philippine Cargo International (Kuwait)
•The Filipino Cargo International (Kuwait)
•Bayanihan Express (Malaysia)
•Cargo Net Worldwide Services formerly FAL-World Express Cargo (Saudi Arabia)
•Fil Asia Cargo Forwarders Philippines (Saudi Arabia)
•Global Cargo (Saudi Arabia)
•North and South Express Cargo (Saudi Arabia)
•Sir Cargo Forwarders (Saudi Arabia)
•WRJ Freight Forwarders – A Division of Al-Zagel Cargo (Saudi Arabia)
•Hagibis Express Pte Ltd (Singapore)
•Maru Cargo Logistics (s) LLP (Singapore)
•Al Rodah Marine Cargo (United Arab Emirates)
•Cityline Cargo (United Arab Emirates)
•Dagupan Cargo Packaging Services (United Arab Emirates)
•Express Link Cargo Services (United Arab Emirates)
•Smooth Express (United Arab Emirates)
•Philand Ynterlink Ltd (United Kingdom)
•AAA Cargo Express Inc (USA)
•ABS-CBN Star Kargo (USA)
•Aerosend (USA)
•Associated Consolidations Express – ACE Cargo (USA)
•FRS Philippine Freight Services Inc (USA)
•Pentagon Cargo Inc (USA)
•REN International (USA)
•Shipping Express (USA)
•South Atlantic Cargo (USA)
•Star Xpress Forwarders (USA)

The DTI-PSB said ERG Express Forwarding was added to the list of unaccredited freight forwarding firms that were issued formal charges. The 32 other unaccredited local cargo forwarders are:

•ABS-CBN Global Cargo Corp
•Associated Consolidation Express (ACE)
•D’ EEC Freight Forwarder and Logistics
•Dausan International Forwarder
•Diaz Cargo Services
•FACF Parcel Delivery
•FRS Philippine Freight Services Inc
•Forex Cargo Philippines Inc
•Gen Ex Cargo
•International Cargo Forwarder
•J. J. Transglobal Brokerage
•JAR Cargo Forwarders
•Jonar Cargo
•Joseph Glenn L. Galo
•MME CargoForwarder
•Mail Plus Cargo Carriers
•Manila Broker
•Maru Cargo Logistics Philippines
•Nets and Knicks Logistics Corp
•Pacific Logistics International Cargo
•RDN Marketing and Cargo Forwarder
•REN International Services
•Rodah Cargo Manila
•R&M Cargo Services
•Sir2Go Forwarders
•South Atlantic Cargo Inc
•The Filipino Cargo International
•VCG Customs Brokerage
•VGB Villamayor Logistics Inc
•Yasasa International Cargo Services Philippines

Manilafowarder Phil. Inc meanwhile joined Monark Customs Brokerage Corp and RRG Freight Services in the list of accredited freight forwarders that have been issued show cause orders by DTI-PSB because of “balikbayan” box complaints. D’ Winner Logistics Philippines Inc remains in the blacklist as it lost its accreditation following certain violations of the rules on freight forwarding under PSB Administrative Order No. 6.

The DTI-PSB had already endorsed three cargo forwarders servicing Filipinos in Dubai to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for investigation on possible estafa. The bureau said it has received a January 22 letter from the DOJ requiring submission of affidavits from complainants.

As of January 31, there are 155 accredited domestic freight forwarders as well as 594 registered non-vessel operating common carriers and international freight forwarders.