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UPS offers specialized container for critical healthcare cargo

UPS offers specialized container for critical healthcare cargo

Sep. 30 | UPS has unveiled the PharmaPort 360, an air freight container that safeguards healthcare shipments in the supply chain by enabling near real-time monitoring and maintaining product temperatures in extreme outside conditions. “The stakes are high...

Indonesia urged to improve aviation safety and infrastructure

Indonesia urged to improve aviation safety and infrastructure

Sep. 30 | Indonesia should implement coordinated safety and infrastructure improvements to reap the economic and social benefits of a successful aviation industry, advises the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Between 2010 and 2014, Indonesia is expected...

Union walkout leaves 14,000 PAL passengers stranded

Union walkout leaves 14,000 PAL passengers stranded

Sep. 29 | Members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) paralyzed operations of Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday after they staged a walkout to protest an outsourcing plan that would put about 2,600 union members out of work by October 1. The...

PH air cargo up 17% in 2010

PH air cargo up 17% in 2010

Sep. 29 | The Philippines’ total airfreight volume reached 275.524 million kilograms in 2010, up 17.42% from the previous year’s 234.635 million kg, according to latest data from the Civil Aeronautics Board. Nippon Express Philippines, Corp was the country’s...

Expand ro-ro system to include cha-ro, PH gov’t advised

Expand ro-ro system to include cha-ro, PH gov’t advised

Sep. 29 | A private, research and advisory institute is advocating the amendment of Executive Order 170 to include the use of chassis-roll on-roll off (cha-ro) in ro-ro shipping. Issued during the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, EO 170 promotes private...

Keppel PH delisting moving along

Keppel PH delisting moving along

Sep. 28 | KS Investments Pte Ltd, parent company of shipyard operator Keppel Philippine Marine, Inc (KPMI), acquired a total of 36.84 million shares or 1.83% in KPMI for P3 each during the tender offer period that ended last September 9. “The tendered shares...

PH Customs chief appeals for more realistic collection target

PH Customs chief appeals for more realistic collection target

Sep. 28 | Newly installed Philippine Customs commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon wants the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) collection targets adjusted due to the tough trading environment. The BOC is expected to contribute P365 billion to government coffers by 2012,...

Petronas PH unit charged with smuggling

Petronas PH unit charged with smuggling

Sep. 28 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) last week filed its first smuggling complaint under new commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon. Charged before the Department of Justice for defrauding government of at least P1 billion in customs duties were Petronas...

ASEAN ministers agree to accelerate energy connectivity

ASEAN ministers agree to accelerate energy connectivity

Sep. 26 | Energy ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian nations held their first meeting since the adoption of the ASEAN connectivity plan to discuss energy security efforts to foster the realization of a single regional community by 2015. There is a...

Panalpina introduces 3 intra-Asia LCL services

Panalpina introduces 3 intra-Asia LCL services

Sep. 26 | As part of its intra-Asia growth strategy, freight forwarder Panalpina has launched three direct less-than-containerload (LCL) services to give its Asian key hub in Singapore a boost. The new weekly services sail from Haiphong (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia),...
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