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Archive for July, 2016

ICTSI, MRail strike deal to reopen MICT-Laguna cargo rail service

ICTSI, MRail strike deal to reopen MICT-Laguna cargo rail service

Jul. 30 | MRail, Inc. and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) are planning to revive the cargo rail service that will link Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to ICTSI’s inland container depot...

Hong Kong’s exports down for 14th straight month

Hong Kong’s exports down for 14th straight month

Jul. 29 | Overall exports from Hong Kong fell 1% in value in June year-on-year, the 14th consecutive month of contraction, while the value of imports dropped 0.9%, according to the Census and Statistics Department. Total goods...

Hopes pinned on Panama Canal as box volume at Korean ports falls

Hopes pinned on Panama Canal as box volume at Korean ports falls

Jul. 28 | The volume of cargo processed at South Korea’s seaports increased almost 2% year-on-year in the first half of 2016, but container throughput fell, recent government data showed. Cargo handled at the country’s...

CAAP suspends accreditation requirement for handlers of dangerous goods

CAAP suspends accreditation requirement for handlers of dangerous goods

Jul. 27 | Air cargo service providers no longer need to secure accreditation for handling dangerous goods by air from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), at least for now. In Memorandum Circular (MC) No....

BIR adopts same-day release for foreign transport carriers’ certificates

BIR adopts same-day release for foreign transport carriers’ certificates

Jul. 27 | Foreign air and sea carriers in the Philippines can now get their International Carrier’s Special Certificate (ICSC) and International General Carrier’s Certificate (IGCC) within the same day of filing, the Bureau...

PH manufacturing output down in May

PH manufacturing output down in May

Jul. 27 | The Philippines’ manufacturing output declined in May, a first for 2016, owing to a significant drop in leather, chemical, and petroleum products production, according to the National Economic and Development Authority...

PH May imports up 39%

PH May imports up 39%

Jul. 27 | The increase in local demand for capital and consumer goods drove imports growth by 39.3% year-on-year in May 2016, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority...

Faeldon: Salary hike for customs employees now under review

Faeldon: Salary hike for customs employees now under review

Jul. 27 | Increasing the salary of Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials and employees will be one of the priorities for implementation under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon...

Unopposed Metro Pacific Tollways bags NLEX-SLEX road connector project

Unopposed Metro Pacific Tollways bags NLEX-SLEX road connector project

Jul. 27 | With no other proposals submitted, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to award to Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC) the contract for the road project that will connect...

PH President identifies infra projects in first SONA

PH President identifies infra projects in first SONA

Jul. 27 | President Rodrigo Duterte said the government will accelerate infrastructure spending to improve national roads and bridges and pursue inter-island linkage and rail projects to build up the country’s transportation...
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