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TABS solutions provider seeks expansion to other PH ports

TABS solutions provider seeks expansion to other PH ports

Mar. 2 | 1-Stop Connections Pty Ltd chief executive officer Michael Bouari at a recent event in Manila. Freight and logistics solutions firm 1-Stop Connections Pty Ltd, provider of the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) to Manila international terminals,...

PH logistics stakeholders bare industry prospects for 2017

PH logistics stakeholders bare industry prospects for 2017

Feb. 27 | Cargo transport service providers in the Philippines are keeping a positive but cautious outlook for 2017, concerned over domestic and global challenges that could affect the industry, even as they present a wish list to ensure the continued growth of...

Davao box terminal eyes throughput recovery in 2017

Davao box terminal eyes throughput recovery in 2017

Feb. 27 | Throughput at Davao International Container Terminal is expected to hit at least 300,000 twenty-foot equivalent units this year with recovery of banana plantations from the effects of last year’s El Niño. Photo courtesy of DICT. Davao International...

Going digital to unlock potential of PH air cargo industry

Going digital to unlock potential of PH air cargo industry

Feb. 27 | Cargo IT solutions provider CHAMP Cargosystems said it sees potential for further growth of the Philippine airfreight market if the industry can harness digitalization to its advantage. Arnaud Lambert, president and chief executive officer of CHAMP Cargosystems...

Biggest barrier to automation is lack of expertise in IT —SoftLink-PortCalls survey

Biggest barrier to automation is lack of expertise in IT —SoftLink-PortCalls survey

Dec. 21 | (This is the second part of a report on results of a recent SoftLink-PortCalls survey on IT adoption among logistics companies. For the first part (“Few PH cargo service firms have reached full automation—SoftLink-PortCalls survey”), click...

Few PH cargo service firms have reached full automation—SoftLink-PortCalls survey

Few PH cargo service firms have reached full automation—SoftLink-PortCalls survey

Dec. 19 | Majority of logistics companies in the Philippines have yet to automate their operations citing, among others, the lack of expertise in IT as a barrier for adopting IT, a recent online survey revealed. The survey conducted jointly by IT logistics solutions...

ASEAN ports official identifies 2 biggest challenges of regional ports

ASEAN ports official identifies 2 biggest challenges of regional ports

Nov. 15 | At the 42nd meeting of the ASEAN Ports Association, L to R: Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty Jay Daniel Santiago, Philippine Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and ASEAN Ports Association secretary general Sandhy Wijaya Ports in the...

WCO chief: BOC needs to combine clear vision with IT to raise efficiency

WCO chief: BOC needs to combine clear vision with IT to raise efficiency

Oct. 2 | Asia Customs and Trade (ACT) and PortCalls recently hosted a dinner for the World Customs Organization team, led by Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya. Photo shows WCO Secretary General Mikuriya (fourth from right), and ACT editorial board chairman Atty...

Transport sector part of DAP program eyeing 25% cut in business regulatory yoke

Transport sector part of DAP program eyeing 25% cut in business regulatory yoke

Sep. 26 | The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) has started a program meant to cut by 25% by 2020 the regulatory burden of several industries in opening and operating a business enterprise in the country, including those engaged in land and sea transportation. DAP...

SCMAP stresses forward planning to cater to future eco, infra growth

SCMAP stresses forward planning to cater to future eco, infra growth

Sep. 13 | The Philippines’ strong economic fundamentals will be shaken if logistics infrastructure issues remain unresolved for too long, according to the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP). Nestor Felicio, president-elect SCMAP,...
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