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New DHL ocean freight service delivers food from Europe to Asia

New DHL ocean freight service delivers food from Europe to Asia

Oct. 26 | DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, now offers ocean freight forwarding for exclusive, temperature-sensitive food in small amounts from Germany and Europe to Asia via its new Cool LCL Service. To ensure...

China-ASEAN Plaza launched in Nanning, China

China-ASEAN Plaza launched in Nanning, China

Oct. 26 | China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have opened the China-ASEAN Plaza in Nanning city in Guangxi, China, aimed at bolstering trade between the Asian economic giant and its emerging Southeast Asian neighbors. Earlier, Chinese Premier...

China trims air traffic forecast for 2011 amid global economic downturn

China trims air traffic forecast for 2011 amid global economic downturn

Oct. 25 | The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China has lowered its official air traffic forecast for 2011 as the global economic slowdown impacts its passenger and cargo volumes. China’s passenger growth predictions have been slashed from 13...

DHL opens first marine spare parts logistics tower in Singapore

DHL opens first marine spare parts logistics tower in Singapore

Oct. 25 | Air and ocean freight forwarder DHL Global Forwarding has entered the marine spare parts logistics industry with the launch of its first global marine spare parts logistics control tower in Singapore. DHL plans to invest US$15 million over the next five...

Newsbits

Newsbits

Oct. 25 | GMM Guests The fourth GMM of 2011 held last Oct. 21 marked the first time many guests (more than 10) were invited. This is a new direction aiming to expand membership by exposing possible members to the workings of SCMAP. Seen at the last GMM were guests...

Cebu Pacific Q3 passenger traffic up 12%

Cebu Pacific Q3 passenger traffic up 12%

Oct. 25 | Photo from Cebu Pacific website, http://www.cebupacificair.com/aboutus/fleet/index.html PHILIPPINE budget airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) posted a 12% growth in passenger volume in the third quarter of the year on the back of a 22% jump in international passenger...

Higher costs loom for PH shippers to Europe

Higher costs loom for PH shippers to Europe

Oct. 25 | Atty Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of Civil Aeronautics Board, at the recent PortCalls Cargo Economics Conference Philippine exporters and importers face increased costs with the impending pullout of Air France-KLM’s Amsterdam-Philippine service,...

PH National Single Window Phase 2 seen by yearend

PH National Single Window Phase 2 seen by yearend

Oct. 25 | Bureau of Customs deputy commissioner for Management Information System and Technology Group Ma. Caridad Manarang speaking to participants at the recent PortCalls Cargo Economics Conference The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) expects to start the second...

Maersk and MISC revamp southeast Asia-Oceania loop into a butterfly

Maersk and MISC revamp southeast Asia-Oceania loop into a butterfly

Oct. 25 | Maersk Line, the Danish global shipping giant, and MISC, Malaysia’s leading international shipping line, have enlarged their southeast Asia and Oceania coverage from a loop to a butterfly arrangement. They have added six calls and five vessels to...

NYK holds charity cruise aboard Asuka II

NYK holds charity cruise aboard Asuka II

Oct. 24 | In cooperation with Plan Japan, NYK hosted a charity cruise on its luxury cruise ship Asuka II to raise funds for the improvement of the educational environment of Filipino children. Asuka II is operated by NYK Cruises Co. Ltd, and the event was held...