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An Excellent Crisis Response Can Enhance Your Reputation

An Excellent Crisis Response Can Enhance Your Reputation

Jan. 24 | A well-handled crisis can actually enhance corporate reputation, but this will only happen if senior management are prepared to take charge, writes Warren Thompson Are you ready for a crisis? Does the board and senior management have a thorough understanding...

Eva Macapagal Terminal not exclusive to Aboitiz, stresses ATI

Eva Macapagal Terminal not exclusive to Aboitiz, stresses ATI

Jan. 20 | ASIAN TERMINALS, INC. (ATI) stressed the Eva Macapagal Super Terminal (EMST) is an open facility and not exclusive for use of the Aboitiz Transport Group (ATG). ATI maintains and operates South Harbor where the domestic berth is located. “It’s...

RP shipping need higher crisis management standards

RP shipping need higher crisis management standards

Jan. 19 | RP shipping needs higher crisis management standards THE Philippine shipping industry requires greater crisis management standards to prepare for future risks and unexpected turns in business, a crisis management expert said. In an interview at the sidelines...

Wanted: Customs Compliance Managers

Wanted: Customs Compliance Managers

Jan. 15 | THE adoption of the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation (ACV) in January 2000 and the Post Entry Audit (PEA) system in June 2001 has brought about significant changes in how importers deal with customs. Prior to those developments, the responsibility to...

ICTSI bags Naha box terminal contract

ICTSI bags Naha box terminal contract

Jan. 3 | THE country's largest port operator has bagged another offshore contract following a competitive bidding, and this time the container cargo terminal in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. In its recent report to the Philippines Stock Exchange, International Container...

PPA issues guidelines for privatization of ro-ro terminals

PPA issues guidelines for privatization of ro-ro terminals

Jan. 3 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has released procedures for the privatization of roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ports currently under its jurisdiction. PPA assistant general manager for Operations Benjamin Cecilio said the move is in anticipation of more...

PPA readies South Harbor for further developments

PPA readies South Harbor for further developments

Jan. 3 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has created a committee for the clearing and relocation of affected facilities and other structures within the South Harbor in preparation for further developments in the area. PPA general manager Oscar M. Sevilla...

MARINA adopts ship safety inspection system, manual

MARINA adopts ship safety inspection system, manual

Jan. 3 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)has adopted a Ship Safety Inspection System (SSIS) and a manual for its implementation. The move follows the recent transfer of the ship inspection and certificate of inspection (CI) issuance functions from the...

JBIC extends loan for shipping modernization program

JBIC extends loan for shipping modernization program

Jan. 3 | The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has extended for another two years its loan assistance to the local shipping sector, through the Domestic Shipping Modernization Program (DSMP). Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) assistant vice...

PPA:Port fee hike bid may be decided in March

PPA:Port fee hike bid may be decided in March

Jan. 3 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) may take three to four more months before it can decide on the terminal operators' petition to increase cargo handling charges by 23-25%. In an interview, PPA assistant general manager for Operations Benjamin...
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