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PPP projects eyed to facilitate PH infrastructure development

PPP projects eyed to facilitate PH infrastructure development

Feb. 28 | The Aquino government is tapping various mechanisms to accelerate infrastructure development in the Philippines, with the public-private partnership (PPP) program as one of these key strategies. Recognizing that the private sector is the main engine for...

PH government projects 2013 bullish economic performance

PH government projects 2013 bullish economic performance

Feb. 28 | Improved business and consumer confidence particularly in the last quarter of 2012 is expected to help drive Philippine growth from 6% to 7% this year. The 7% growth is even higher than the 6.6% GDP growth in 2012, according to Emmanuel F. Esguerra, Deputy...

Barber to take over reins at UPS International

Barber to take over reins at UPS International

Feb. 28 | Jim Barber is incoming UPS International president UPS International’s president, Dan Brutto, will retire at the end of April and will be replaced by Jim Barber, currently president of UPS Europe and a 28-year company employee, United Parcel Service...

McAdam to step down as head of APL Logistics

McAdam to step down as head of APL Logistics

Feb. 27 | Jim McAdam, president of APL Logistics, will leave the company later this year, announced Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), parent company of the Singapore-based logistics service. McAdam has headed APL Logistics since 2009 and oversees its global commercial,...

NOL whittles net loss to $419M for 2012

NOL whittles net loss to $419M for 2012

Feb. 27 | Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) recorded a full-year net loss of US$419 million in 2012, a 12 percent improvement over the net loss of $478 million the preceding year, as it focused on cost cutting, fleet renewal, and expansion of its logistics...

Air cargo tonnage for HK’s AAT up 19% in January

Air cargo tonnage for HK’s AAT up 19% in January

Feb. 27 | Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), the second cargo terminal handler at Hong Kong International Airport, recorded a volume growth of 19 percent to 60,482 tonnes in January 2013 compared to the same period last year. Export cargo registered 41,230 tonnes,...

Emirates to offer direct Clark-Dubai service starting Oct

Emirates to offer direct Clark-Dubai service starting Oct

Feb. 26 | Dubai-based Emirates Airline this week announced it will begin daily, non-stop flights to Clark International Airport from October 1, 2013, making it the airline’s second destination in the Philippines. Emirates has been operating flights to Manila...

PH cargo throughput up slightly in 2012

PH cargo throughput up slightly in 2012

Feb. 26 | Philippine cargo throughput grew 1.8% to 181.49 million metric tons (mmt) in 2012 from 178.29 mmt in 2011, based on latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). Foreign shipments grew 3.11% to 107.35 mmt from 104.11 mmt but domestic volume dipped...

New Milestones – PNSW and PEZA Automation Initiatives

New Milestones – PNSW and PEZA Automation Initiatives

Feb. 26 | Our column will talk about new milestones in automation initiatives of the Philippine National Single Window (PNSW) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).   Electronic Tagging of Import/Export Permits for NAIA Shipments The implementation...

Energy roadmap

Energy roadmap

Feb. 26 | Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) energy committee chairman Jose Alejandro recently told his members they will push for the drawing up of an industry roadmap for the power sector this year. By this time, industry roadmaps solicited by...
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