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Freight forwarding market to expand but margins under pressure

Freight forwarding market to expand but margins under pressure

Jun. 28 | The global freight forwarding market is forecast to continue growing over the next few years, supported by increasing trade volumes, but the industry faces downside risks and margin pressures, according to Transport Intelligence’s (Ti) “Global Freight...

Complying with PH Customs’ Airfreight “e-Manifest Switch-on”

Complying with PH Customs’ Airfreight “e-Manifest Switch-on”

Jun. 28 | We are sharing the latest advisories issued by Cargo Data Exchange Center, Inc (CDEC) to help stakeholders comply with the advance e-manifest submission and “switch-on” implemented by the Bureau of Customs in international airports (NAIA, Clark, Mactan,...

Will Filipinos Do Groceries From Their Smartphones?

Will Filipinos Do Groceries From Their Smartphones?

Jun. 28 | Last week Amazon announced it is buying American grocery chain Whole Foods Market, a transaction worth USD13.7 billion. Pundits have described it as the biggest transaction ever for the online retailing giant. Arguably, it is also the company’s biggest...

Make Your Business Cost-Effective With Logistics ERP

Make Your Business Cost-Effective With Logistics ERP

Jun. 28 | The logistics industry is sometimes faulted for keeping a distance from technology; this is not without reason. Logistics companies generate a large amount of data that needs to be maintained and updated periodically. Many get bogged down by the sheer...

ASEAN CEOs see disruption as opportunity, finds survey

ASEAN CEOs see disruption as opportunity, finds survey

Jun. 28 | Chief executive officers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) perceive disruptive forces as an opportunity, not a threat, for their business to grow and improve, according to the results of a survey by a global audit firm. KPMG’s “2017...

Customs addresses issues around e2m downtime

Customs addresses issues around e2m downtime

Jun. 27 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) clarified that the recent two-day downtime of its electronic-to-mobile (E2M) system was caused by a technical malfunction and not connected to the implementation of the “switch on” mode of submission of the electronic...

Manila-Clark railway to trim travel time to Central Luzon by 70%

Manila-Clark railway to trim travel time to Central Luzon by 70%

Jun. 27 | The P255-billion, 106-kilometer Manila-Clark Railway line that will run from Tutuban in Manila to Clark in Pampanga will cut travel time between the two points down to 55 minutes. Photo from http://dotr.gov.ph. Travel time between Manila and Central...

PPA approves 24% hike in Manila North Harbor cargo-handling tariff

PPA approves 24% hike in Manila North Harbor cargo-handling tariff

Jun. 27 | The cargo-handling tariff hike at the Manila North Harbor will be divided in three equal tranches of 8% each, to be implemented over three years. The first tranche takes effect on July 21, the second in July 2018, and the last in July 2019. The Philippine...

Royal Cargo re-enters liner business with arrival of new vessel

Royal Cargo re-enters liner business with arrival of new vessel

Jun. 27 | Royal Cargo vessel, the 1,118 twenty-foot equivalent unit MV Conrad, recently arrived in Batangas Container Terminal from the Port of Rotterdam, bringing with it 186 forty-foot reefer containers loaded with meat for a single client. The recent arrival...

PPA livestreams bidding activities

PPA livestreams bidding activities

Jun. 27 | Screenshot of actual public bidding recently live streamed on Philippine Ports Authority website. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started to livestream its bidding processes to boost the integrity and transparency of the agency’s procurement...
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