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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...

Pacific Roadlink eyes stronger operations in VisMin in 2017

Pacific Roadlink eyes stronger operations in VisMin in 2017

Nov. 15 | The side lifters were acquired for a total of P60 million. Depot operator Pacific Roadlink Logistics, Inc. (PRLI) is eyeing expansion into more areas, especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, next year as it foresees...

Why Region 3 has all the makings of a rising economic hot spot

Why Region 3 has all the makings of a rising economic hot spot

Oct. 11 | Region 3 map from nro3.neda.gov.ph The Philippines’ Region 3 has the potential to become one of the next trade growth areas outside of Metro Manila that investors and companies can explore and expand to, according...

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...

Manila North Harbour revamp 25% ahead of schedule

Manila North Harbour revamp 25% ahead of schedule

Jul. 7 | Once modernized, North Harbour can handle around 3.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units annually. Photo courtesy of Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. Port operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI) is infusing...

PH shipping lines unfurl industry wish list

PH shipping lines unfurl industry wish list

Jun. 30 | Photo courtesy of Manila North Harbour Port Inc Streamlined registration, restored incentives, modernized ports—these are among key entries on the wish list the Philippine domestic shipping sector has for the incoming...

‘Helpful’ robots deployed to warehouse floor to improve turnaround

‘Helpful’ robots deployed to warehouse floor to improve turnaround

Jun. 22 | DHL announced it is currently testing two intelligent and collaborative robots in its warehouses on co-packing and value-added tasks, such as assembly, kitting, packaging and pre-retail services. The robots, models...

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

Cebu shipping stakeholders produce draft policy on SOLAS VGM ruling

May. 11 | Atty. Annabel Pulvera-Page, legal and corporate development manager and chief legal officer of Oriental Port and Allied Services Corp, said a dry run of the system to implement the verified gross mass ruling in the...

DICT’s Phase 2 expansion to double port capacity to 700,000 TEUs

DICT’s Phase 2 expansion to double port capacity to 700,000 TEUs

May. 11 | Davao International Container Terminal vice president and assistant general manager Bonifacio Licayan during his presentation at the Mindanao Shipping Conference 2016 in Davao City. Just two years after its initial...
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