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New rules on dangerous goods carriage released

New rules on dangerous goods carriage released

Jan. 30 | THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) recently released new guidelines on the carriage of dangerous cargoes in the domestic trade, putting more responsibility on the master of the vessel and its owner in cases of accidents. The new ruling takes effect...

No freight rate increase for now, local carriers say

No freight rate increase for now, local carriers say

Jan. 30 | LOCAL shipping lines have decided to hold off any increase in freight rates to cushion the impact on shippers of an impending hike in trucking rates next month. The Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association, WGA Truckers Association, and Allied Trucking...

Truckers jack up projections

Truckers jack up projections

Jan. 30 | AFTER growing 10% last year, the trucking industry is betting on a 30% growth this year despite the volatility of fuel prices. The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) and the North Harbor Truckers said the expected influx of...

LGC Logistics’ container depot in Laguna open for business

LGC Logistics’ container depot in Laguna open for business

Jan. 30 | LGC Logistics has formally launched its first container yard/container freight station for Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locators in the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Calabarzon) areas. Located in Carmelray Techno Park in Laguna,...

PEZA: 2008 growth will exceed 2007’s

PEZA: 2008 growth will exceed 2007’s

Jan. 28 | THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is pinning its hopes on continued growth of the country’s semiconductor and electronics industry to duplicate, if not exceed, its investment takeup last year. Last year, investments coursed through PEZA...

Expansion in the works for Transmodal with new JV

Expansion in the works for Transmodal with new JV

Jan. 28 | THE Transmodal Group of Companies recently signed a joint venture agreement with foreign and local partners that will allow the company to expand in the areas of airfreight, logistics and trade services. The deal was signed by Transmodal chief executive...

North Harbor operational efficiency below par

North Harbor operational efficiency below par

Jan. 28 | OPERATIONAL efficiency at the North Harbor, the country’s premier port, has fallen way below international standards stressing the need for its immediate rehabilitation by the private sector, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). In a report...

DIPSSCOR breaches 200,000-TEU annual mark

DIPSSCOR breaches 200,000-TEU annual mark

Jan. 28 | THE Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services, Corp. (DIPSSCOR) has reached the 200,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) annual mark for the first time. DIPSSCOR, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc and the cargo-handling...

Truckers: We want in on discounted fuel program

Truckers: We want in on discounted fuel program

Jan. 28 | TRUCKERS will submit tomorrow (Jan 29) a petition that seeks to include the industry in the discounted fuel program. The program gives a P1 fuel discount to public utility vehicles (PUVs). The scheme will mean fuel savings of P100-P200 per truck for every...

CCBI open to firms filing export entries only

CCBI open to firms filing export entries only

Jan. 28 | THE Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) is open to corporations lodging, filing and processing export entries at the Bureau of Customs (BOC). This, the chamber said, is a concession that could help settle a long-standing dispute on whether or not...
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