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ASEAN Single Window for Imports

ASEAN Single Window for Imports

Feb. 16 | One of the principles behind ASEAN is the promotion of trade among its member countries. To this end, the organization seeks to promote and facilitate trade through customs cooperation among member countries. ASEAN Single Window for Imports. During the...

Post 9/11: Security measures in the supply chain (2)

Post 9/11: Security measures in the supply chain (2)

Feb. 2 | This is our second article on the international initiatives and measures to secure the supply chain as a result of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York. The succeeding discussion will focus on these security measures...

Cebu port handles 2.58% more containers in 2003

Cebu port handles 2.58% more containers in 2003

Feb. 2 | CONTAINER traffic at the port of Cebu registered a 2.58% increase to 465,034 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) in 2003 from 453,325 TEU in 2002 (see table below), the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) reported. Laden and empty containers for the local market...

Lines see strong Asia-US trade growth for 2004

Lines see strong Asia-US trade growth for 2004

Feb. 2 | WITH spring freight bookings on the rise and positive economic signals coming from both Asia and the US for the first time in many months, transpacific container lines say they are gearing up for another year of strong Asia-US trade growth in 2004-05. Carriers...

APL appoints new Philippine country manager

APL appoints new Philippine country manager

Feb. 2 | Maurice McKeating - Managing Director - APL (Philippines Operations) APL has appointed a new Managing Director for its Philippine operations. From February 2004, Maurice McKeating will oversee all aspects of APL’s business in the Philippines from...

OOCL Rotterdam christened

OOCL Rotterdam christened

Feb. 2 | OOCL Rotterdam, the third SX-class post-Panamax container vessel (8,063 TEUs) ordered by OOCL with Samsung Heavy Industries, was christened at the PSA Pasir Pajang Terminals in Singapore last week. It is the first of four vessels scheduled for delivery...

9 Customs officials sacked due to smuggling

9 Customs officials sacked due to smuggling

Feb. 2 | CUSTOMS Commissioner Antonio M. Bernardo relieved recently nine Port of Batangas officials following the shipment of 19 smuggled refrigerated forty-foot containers carrying chicken leg quarters. The nine are being reassigned to less-sensitive positions...

Private sector organizes caravan to promote RRTS

Private sector organizes caravan to promote RRTS

Feb. 2 | THE private sector is organizing a caravan across the country to further promote the use of the Road Roll-on/Roll-off (ro-ro) Terminal System (RRTS). Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) assistant general manager for Special Projects Raul Santos said the...

CAB generates 9% more income in 2003

CAB generates 9% more income in 2003

Feb. 2 | THE Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) reported P59.45 million income for 2003, 9% or P4.94 million more than the P54.51 million generated in 2002 (see table). Last year’s income also overshot by 6.48% the target of P55.84 million. “Our revenues...

PPA eyes extension of ICTSI contract

PPA eyes extension of ICTSI contract

Feb. 2 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is looking at extending beyond 2013 the contract of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) to operate the country’s largest port, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), provided...
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