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ICTSI Ecuador gets Eco-Efficiency award

ICTSI Ecuador gets Eco-Efficiency award

Dec. 29 | Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), ICTSI’s unit in Guayaquil, Ecuador recently received an honorable mention from the city of Guayaquil after the company competed for the Eco-efficiency award. The Eco-Efficiency Award is given annually to companies with...

International lines to collect congestion surcharge in Manila

International lines to collect congestion surcharge in Manila

Dec. 29 | Starting January, international shipping lines servicing Manila will impose a congestion surcharge due to the persistent jam at the South Harbor and the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The surcharge will be equivalent to $50 for each twenty-footer...

BOC to add more x-ray machines at Manila ports

BOC to add more x-ray machines at Manila ports

Dec. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will add scanning equipment at the Port of Manila (POM) and the Manila International Container Port (MICP) to boost the percentage of containers for scanning to 40% from the current 10%. After a while, the scanning ratio will...

International lines cutting deep into local carriers’ business

International lines cutting deep into local carriers’ business

Dec. 29 | Local shipping lines are reeling from competition resulting from more direct calls of international carriers, particularly in Visayas and Mindanao. The lines point to additional vessels deployed by MCC Transport — the joint venture carrier between Aboitiz...

Oct imports up 28%

Oct imports up 28%

Dec. 29 | Philippine imports increased 28.4% in October to $9.664 billion from $7.556 billion year on year, according to latest data from the National Statistics Office. This brought imports from January to October to $87.911 billion from $66.897 billion in the...

Capacity oversupply to hound shipping industry: UNCTAD

Capacity oversupply to hound shipping industry: UNCTAD

Dec. 29 | Oversupply of bottoms in the international trade will remain a major issue for the shipping industry in the near term, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Review of Maritime Transport 2010 report. The trend will...

Haulage rates in North Harbor up 3.2%

Haulage rates in North Harbor up 3.2%

Dec. 27 | MEMBERS of the Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association (INHTA), the biggest truck operators carrying domestic containers to and from the North Harbor, have jacked up their hauling rates by 3.2% starting this month. INHTA services, among others, members...

New EU Customs requirements scheduled to take effect Jan 1

New EU Customs requirements scheduled to take effect Jan 1

Dec. 27 | PHILIPPINE exporters should brace themselves for the new cargo declaration requirement for implementation by the European Union (EU) Customs effective January 1, 2011. Non-compliance to the ruling will delay cargo shipments to the EU. The EU Import Control...

Congestion cuts truck trips from three to one weekl

Congestion cuts truck trips from three to one weekl

Dec. 27 | LOSSES for industry stakeholders continue to mount with ongoing congestion at the South Harbor and the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). In an interview, Deogracias De Guzman, vice president of trucking operator Skyland Brokerage Corp, said...

21 transport projects in the PPP pipeline

21 transport projects in the PPP pipeline

Dec. 27 | THE Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is pursuing at least 21 projects under the Public-Private Partnership scheme by next year. In the rail sector, the agency is pursuing integration between LRT Line 1 and MRT 3, Transport Secretary...
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