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ICTSI guards against bird flu

ICTSI guards against bird flu

Dec. 5 | INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL SERVICES, INC. (ICTSI) has beefed up safety measures to protect the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) from the global outbreak of the avian influenza virus or bird flu. "We are closely coordinating with...

DOTC orders finalization of NH terms of reference

DOTC orders finalization of NH terms of reference

Dec. 5 | THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has ordered the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to finalize the terms of reference (TOR) for the North Harbor and to start its priva-tization process immediately. The order came after several...

PSB eyes dialogue with carriers on

PSB eyes dialogue with carriers on

Dec. 5 | THC THE Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) is seeking a dialogue with international shipping lines to discuss a cut in the terminal handling charge (THC). The bureau has already written the Association of International Shipping Lines for such a meeting....

Hanjin to build 8,000-TEU ships in Subic

Hanjin to build 8,000-TEU ships in Subic

Dec. 5 | SOUTH KOREAN shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries will inject some $8 billion over the next 10 years to set up a shipyard at the Subic Bay Freeport. The facility can build 8,000-TEU ships and is expected to generate some 20,000 more jobs for Filipinos...

Ro-ro cargoes in SRNH exempt from 15% rate hike

Ro-ro cargoes in SRNH exempt from 15% rate hike

Dec. 5 | THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has exempted all cargoes passing through the nautical highways from the 15% across-the-board interim increase in arrastre and stevedoring services for domestic cargoes that took effect last November 8, 2005. PPA general...

LSC inks ship management deal with Magsaysay

LSC inks ship management deal with Magsaysay

Dec. 5 | LOCAL cargo carrier Lorenzo Shipping Corp. (LSC) has entered into a ship management agreement with local operator Magsaysay Lines, Inc. (MLI) for their seven vessels. LSC corporate information officer Arsenio Cabrera, Jr. said LSC has appointed MLI as...
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