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Group looks at ideal cargo weight limit for trucks

Group looks at ideal cargo weight limit for trucks

Jan. 31 | THE Transport Committee of the House of Representatives has created a technical working group (TWG) that will harmonize conflicting claims on the allowable cargo weight limit for trucks. The move is in preparation for the full implementation by May 1,...

Congestion strikes at PH competitiveness

Congestion strikes at PH competitiveness

Jan. 31 | PORT congestion is not only costly for shipping lines but may also affect the Philippines' image overseas. “Aside from additional cost for shipping lines in the short term, the long-term effect of congestion would be on the Philippines'...

Nov imports up 35%

Nov imports up 35%

Jan. 31 | PHILIPPINE imports grew 35.3% to $4.944 billion in November 2011 from $3.655 billion year on year, according to latest data from the National Statistics Office (NSO). This brought imports from January to November last year to $49.772 billion, up 27.1%...

Mindanao terminal upbeat over 2011 prospects

Mindanao terminal upbeat over 2011 prospects

Jan. 31 | MINDANAO Container Terminal (MCT) expects its direct callers to deploy bigger vessels this year in response to Mindanao’s vibrant business outlook. MCT port department manager Dante Clarito told PortCalls the economy in Southern Philippines has...

PCCI, SCMAP, FEDFAP launch Certified Philippine Logistics Master Program

PCCI, SCMAP, FEDFAP launch Certified Philippine Logistics Master Program

Jan. 31 | A LOGISTICS practitioner-oriented certification program was launched last Friday by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) together with the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines and the Federation of Forwarders Association...

MICT eyes 6% container volume growth for 2011

MICT eyes 6% container volume growth for 2011

Jan. 31 | MANILA International Container Terminal (MICT) is targeting a 6% increase in container volume this year to about 1.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), anchored on the continuing surge in imports. With a capacity of 1.9 million TEUs, MICT handled...

Maersk Line sees modest growth in PH shipping

Maersk Line sees modest growth in PH shipping

Jan. 26 | MAERSK Line, the world’s largest container carrier, expects modest growth for the Philippine shipping industry this year. “The key driver of growth remains private consumption, hence a slower world growth would slightly depress demand for Philippine...

BOC clarifies schedule for e2m Phase 4

BOC clarifies schedule for e2m Phase 4

Jan. 26 | LAST-MINUTE verification with the Bureau of Customs Management Information System & Technology Group (MISTG) and e2m System contractor Unisys revealed the following clarification on e2m Phase implementation: e2m PHASE 4 MODULES CUSTOMS PORTS NEW...

Customs official's fate to be decided soon

Customs official's fate to be decided soon

Jan. 26 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) will decide on the fate of Port Operations Service (POS) chief Prudencio Reyes after a cabinet revamp by President Benigno Aquino III. Reyes was recently appointed Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence but his assumption into...

Vessels seized due to oil smuggling

Vessels seized due to oil smuggling

Jan. 26 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently seized two vessels allegedly involved in smuggling bunker fuel. The MV Chelsea and MT China Venture were caught spiriting out of the Manila's North Harbor a bunker oil shipment worth at least P60 million. The...
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