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PPA oversight body created to identify, resolve Manila North Harbor issues

PPA oversight body created to identify, resolve Manila North Harbor issues

May. 22 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has created an operations oversight committee to look into concerns of stakeholders using the Manila North Harbor and ensure the efficient movement of goods passing through the port. Operations Memorandum Order (OMO)...

CCBI labels as unfair suspension process for erring customs brokers

CCBI labels as unfair suspension process for erring customs brokers

Apr. 9 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is set to meet with Philippine Customs Deputy Commissioner Natalio Ecarma III to tackle the issue of show cause orders and suspension of erring customs brokers, saying they find the process to be unfair. Newly...

DTI, WB to publish first PH logistics performance report in June

DTI, WB to publish first PH logistics performance report in June

Apr. 9 | The Department of Trade and Industry-Supply Chain and Logistics Management Division (DTI-SCLMD) has partnered with the World Bank (WB) to assess the Philippines’ logistics performance and efficiency and to help formulate better policies for the sector. As...

Shipping expert sees two scenarios in lifting of PH cabotage

Shipping expert sees two scenarios in lifting of PH cabotage

Mar. 29 | Considering the cost of operating ships in the Philippines, a shipping executive sees only two options if the government is to revoke the cabotage policy and therefore allow foreign ships to engage in domestic trade while ensuring a level playing field. At...

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...
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