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North Harbor plans get green light from PH ports agency

North Harbor plans get green light from PH ports agency

Apr. 26 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Board of Directors has finally approved proposed port development plans for Terminal I Phase I of North Harbor submitted by operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc (MNHPI). For completion next year, the plans include...

Strong exports boost volumes at MICT

Strong exports boost volumes at MICT

Apr. 26 | The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) expects cargo volume to further increase this year due to strong export volumes. “There has been a significant improvement in volume due to the improving export sector,” said MICT general manager...

PH ecozone agency pushes full use of Batangas Port

PH ecozone agency pushes full use of Batangas Port

Apr. 26 | It is the best port in the country, was how Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA) director general Lilia de Lima described the newly modernized Batangas Port. And yet, the port, two hours south of the capital Manila, is little used. “We are now working...

Phase 1 of Indonesia’s Kalibaru Port to cost $2.47 B

Phase 1 of Indonesia’s Kalibaru Port to cost $2.47 B

Apr. 25 | State port operator Pelindo II is increasing its investment in the Kalibaru Port project, with the first phase costing more than US$2 billion. The earlier commitment was $1.9 billion for the entire project. Richard Joost Lino, Pelindo II president director,...

First-quarter gains soften Asian cargo dip for Schiphol

First-quarter gains soften Asian cargo dip for Schiphol

Apr. 25 | Schiphol Cargo Senior VP Enno Osinga Despite continuing shortfalls in its top two markets of Asia and North America during the first three months of 2012, gains in other markets have seen Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo throughput hold up well,...

PH cargo handlers see 6-8% growth in cargo volume

PH cargo handlers see 6-8% growth in cargo volume

Apr. 25 | The Philippine Chamber of Arrastre and Stevedoring Operators (PCASO) expects its members’ cargo volume and revenues to each rise from 6%-8% this year. PCASO, the largest association of cargo handlers in the Philippines, said its members saw more activities...

PH Customs’s automated export, cargo tracking systems still hanging

PH Customs’s automated export, cargo tracking systems still hanging

Apr. 25 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Automated Export Declaration System (AEDS) as well as its container tracking project continue to be on hold. Customs commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon said there is no timetable yet for the implementation of...

ICTSI subsidiary eyes majority stake in Pakistan terminal

ICTSI subsidiary eyes majority stake in Pakistan terminal

Apr. 25 | Manila-based port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) will purchase additional shares in a Pakistani container terminal. At the sidelines of last week’s ICTSI stockholders’ meeting, chairman Enrique Razon said the company...

PH move to open airports 24/7 lauded

PH move to open airports 24/7 lauded

Apr. 25 | Foreign and local airlines in the Philippines said government’s decision to operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around the clock and to stop charging airlines for overtime pay of customs and other personnel manning airports would boost tourism...

San Miguel takes over PAL, names new president

San Miguel takes over PAL, names new president

Apr. 25 | Diversifying Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp recently took over management control of publicly listed PAL Holdings — the parent company of Philippine Airlines — after a recent $500-million buy-in deal with the Lucio Tan group. In a Philippine...