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New Rules for Multimodal Transport

New Rules for Multimodal Transport

Oct. 19 | MULTIMODAL transport generally refers to the carriage of goods by at least two modes of transport under the responsibility of a single transport operator; the different modes may refer to carriage by water (both ocean and inland waterways), air or land. In...

E2m Implementation Update

E2m Implementation Update

Oct. 5 | LAST Thursday (October 1), the E2M Technical Working Group (TWG) conducted its first workshop meeting to thresh out operational and policy issues in line with the October 12 roll out of the program in the Port of Manila and MICP. It will be remembered...

PAL registers higher yields

PAL registers higher yields

Oct. 5 | THE country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) may have seen a 10-15% increase in yield in the last few months, but it is still cautious about overall business prospects. “Outbound cargo (volume) climbed 25% in recent months” although this...

BOC likely to have missed Sept target

BOC likely to have missed Sept target

Oct. 5 | THE Bureau of Customs was likely to have missed its September collection target, making its total goal for 2009 of P273.3 billion even harder to reach. No actual figure has been released but Customs commissioner Napoleon Morales said this will “likely...

Malalag Bay now a more attractive layup proposition

Malalag Bay now a more attractive layup proposition

Oct. 5 | THE Lloyds Joint War Commission has struck off its list of war-prone areas Malalag Bay in Davao Gulf, the country’s biggest lay-up site. The move boosts the Philippines’ chances of attracting more ships for idling. High insurance premiums in war-prone...

All set for IAS re-adoption at MICP, POM on Oct 12

All set for IAS re-adoption at MICP, POM on Oct 12

Oct. 5 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) is expected to implement a fine-tuned version of the Import Assessment System (IAS) at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Port of Manila on October 12, 2009 (see related columns Across Borders and ITinerary). The...

Cebu cuts wharfage fees by 50% until end of the year

Cebu cuts wharfage fees by 50% until end of the year

Oct. 5 | FOLLOWING the lead of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) last month, the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) slashed its wharfage fee by 50% to help Cebu exporters better weather the global economic crisis. The order took effect last week in ports under CPA...
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