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UPS enhances services in Thailand with longer pick-up cutoff, shorter transit times

UPS enhances services in Thailand with longer pick-up cutoff, shorter transit times

Jul. 15 | United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced additional service improvements in Thailand to better serve in the automotive and high-tech businesses, two sectors earmarked as growth engines of Thailand’s 4.0 economic transformation. In a written release,...

Strike averted as ACTOO, AISL strike deal on interim measures for empty container returns

Strike averted as ACTOO, AISL strike deal on interim measures for empty container returns

Jul. 14 | The Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Operators (ACTOO) has suspended its plan to hold a strike following an agreement with the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) to put in place provisional measures to address issues with the return...

LBC rides digital trend with 2 new e-commerce services

LBC rides digital trend with 2 new e-commerce services

Jul. 10 | LBC Express has launched two new services aimed at addressing the growing market trend of online shopping and e-commerce in the Philippines. LBC recently introduced its Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD) programs, utilizing two of the company’s...

PPA updates list of harbor pilots

PPA updates list of harbor pilots

Jul. 10 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued an updated roster of harbor pilots servicing 22 ports in the country. PPA assistant general manager for operations Hector Miole, through Operations Memorandum Circular (OMC) No. 03-2018, gave the updated...

Harbor Star to raise tug assist rates at MICT by 20%

Harbor Star to raise tug assist rates at MICT by 20%

Jul. 8 | Harbor Star will implement the 20% tug assist rate increase in two tranches: the first already took effect last July 1 while the second will take effect on January 1, 2019. Photo from www.harborstar.com.ph Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc.’s (HSSSI)...

PCC oks Chelsea acquisition of KGLI, but voids Trans-Asia takeover

PCC oks Chelsea acquisition of KGLI, but voids Trans-Asia takeover

Jul. 4 | The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has cleared Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp’s (CLHC) acquisition of KGLI-NM Holdings, Inc., which controls the 2Go Group, Inc., but nullified CLHC’s acquisition of Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. PCC in...

PH truckers reissue call to extend moratorium on anti-overloading law

PH truckers reissue call to extend moratorium on anti-overloading law

Jul. 1 | The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) is asking the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to once again extend the moratorium on enforcing the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight (MAGVW) for trucks/trailers with...

LBC Express forks out $4.6M for 4 cargo and remittance firms

LBC Express forks out $4.6M for 4 cargo and remittance firms

Jun. 29 | Philippine courier and cargo, money remittance, and logistics services provider LBC Express Holdings, Inc. (LEHI) is buying four cargo and remittance companies in Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan for US$4.599 million. LEHI’s Board on June 27 approved...

PH trucking groups threaten to stage strike this month over empties’ return

PH trucking groups threaten to stage strike this month over empties’ return

Jun. 25 | THE Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO) is planning to hold a strike this month to highlight its protest over unresolved issues concerning the return of empty containers. ACTOO president Ricardo Papa, in a letter to Association...

BOC tasks TWG to review, resolve advance manifest submission issues

BOC tasks TWG to review, resolve advance manifest submission issues

Jun. 25 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has cre­ated a technical working group (TWG) to review the provisions of its suspended advanced manifest system (AMS), accord­ing to one of the agency’s officials. Assessment and Operations Coor­dinating Group (AOCG)...
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