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Better economy to spur logistics growth

Better economy to spur logistics growth

Mar. 1 | THE Philippine economy is headed for better times ahead. “With the way things are going and from our perspective, it will be a good year,” said Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI) president Noemi Saludo. Saludo is also former...

Aviation industry says it’s time for recovery

Aviation industry says it’s time for recovery

Mar. 1 | THE Philippine aviation industry is gearing up for recovery this year after a dismal 2003. Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) Economic Planning and Research chief Porvenir Porciuncula said the start of the year has already yielded positive signals. “There...

Security is ICTS’s key concern in 2004

Security is ICTS’s key concern in 2004

Mar. 1 | MUCH of the challenge confronting the shipping industry this year will revolve around security. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) senior vice president and Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) general manager Francis M....

More cargo traffic, vessels expected this year

More cargo traffic, vessels expected this year

Mar. 1 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) both expect a livelier maritime industry this year. Against the backdrop of a volatile local political and economic landscape and a projected modest world trade growth,...

Freight forwarders brim with optimism

Freight forwarders brim with optimism

Mar. 1 | FREIGHT forwarders moved into 2004 with much optimism, seeing only recovery on the horizon. Angelito Colona, chairman of the ASEAN Freight Forwarders Association (AFFA) and president of the Federation of Forwarders Associations in the Philippines (FEDFAP),...

The next nine months

The next nine months

Mar. 1 | This issue is mostly about industry expectations. PortCalls reporter Maritess Mesias asked industry captains what they see happening to their respective sectors in 2004. Their answers did not surprise. Most said they were happy to say goodbye to 2003,...