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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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

Mindanao Container Terminal first-half throughput up by 18%

Mindanao Container Terminal first-half throughput up by 18%

Sep. 11 | Photo from www.cdodev.com Cargo volume handled by Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) rose 18.3% in the first half of 2016 to 102,751 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 86,816 TEUs in the same period last year. Data...

PPA escalates PH outport upgrades, reviews Davao-Sasa project

PPA escalates PH outport upgrades, reviews Davao-Sasa project

Sep. 7 | Sasa Wharf is the principal domestic and international seaport for commodities of the Davao Region (Region XI) and is located 10 kilometers north of downtown Davao City. Photo from pmodavao.com. The Philippine Ports...

6 lines begin co-loading foreign cargo for domestic transshipment in PH

6 lines begin co-loading foreign cargo for domestic transshipment in PH

Sep. 6 | Six foreign carriers operating in the Philippines are now taking advantage of the provisions of the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, according to Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) general manager Atty...

Subic port formulates rules on verified gross mass

Subic port formulates rules on verified gross mass

Aug. 8 | The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has issued its own rules implementing the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) on verified gross mass (VGM) at the Port of Subic. The rules, approved by the SBMA Board...
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