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BOC shifts gears: more shipments to pass yellow lane than red at POM, MICT

BOC shifts gears: more shipments to pass yellow lane than red at POM, MICT

Oct. 20 | Only 20% of container shipments passing through the Manila International Container Terminal (in photo) and Port of Manila will now go through the red lane, based on a new order by the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has once again adjusted...

Transport sector is ‘off track’ to sustainability, says report

Transport sector is ‘off track’ to sustainability, says report

Oct. 20 | The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the Global Mobility Report launched October 19. The report is the first ever assessment of the transport sector and was produced by the Sustainable Mobility for...

Presence of duty examiners no longer required at x-ray DEA

Presence of duty examiners no longer required at x-ray DEA

Oct. 19 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has discontinued the practice of requiring duty examiners to be present at the x-ray designated examination area (DEA), a move intended to cut redundancy of work and streamline the process of container release. Customs Commissioner...

ASEM customs directors adopt Berlin Declaration

ASEM customs directors adopt Berlin Declaration

Oct. 18 | The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) adopted October 17 the Berlin Declaration, a joint statement that sets out future targets and actions for customs cooperation among members of the ASEM. The meeting held in Berlin, Germany on October 16-17, 2017 brought...

66% of world’s airports losing money—report

66% of world’s airports losing money—report

Oct. 18 | Amid reports of a resurgent aviation industry, more than 60% of airports are not realizing a profit, according to a new report by the Airports Council International (ACI). In its newly released “Policy Brief: Airport Networks and the Sustainability...

ICAO members endorse new 2050 vision on use of sustainable jet fuels

ICAO members endorse new 2050 vision on use of sustainable jet fuels

Oct. 17 | Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have agreed on a new 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels which will now help to ensure that conventional jet fuels are substituted with sustainable alternatives to a significant...

HCM customs says drug runners shifting to airfreight

HCM customs says drug runners shifting to airfreight

Oct. 16 | More and more drug traffickers are turning to aviation to transport drugs in response to tighter security measures from local customs and police, customs officials of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City in Vietnam said. Pham Quoc Hung, deputy director of HCM’s Customs...

WCO bares new e-commerce deliverables for the coming months

WCO bares new e-commerce deliverables for the coming months

Oct. 16 | The World Customs Organization (WCO) said its Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC) has submitted for possible adoption a number of tools and instruments on managing cross-border transactions stemming from e-commerce sales. These tools and instruments—the...

Strong growth ahead for Asian economies in 2017-18

Strong growth ahead for Asian economies in 2017-18

Oct. 16 | The pickup in Asia’s growth remains broadly on track, with stronger-than-expected growth in China, Japan, Korea, and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies helping to compensate for the weaker outlook in Australia and India, according...

Automation a requisite for PH air cargo sector growth

Automation a requisite for PH air cargo sector growth

Oct. 15 | The Philippine air freight industry must step up and embrace automation if it is to continue to grow and compete, according to Singapore-based air cargo systems provider Cargo Community Network Pte. Ltd. (CCN). With the global economy moving faster,...
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