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New box terminal at Indonesia’s Port of Teluk Bayur opens

New box terminal at Indonesia’s Port of Teluk Bayur opens

Apr. 29 | A new container terminal has been inaugurated at the Port of Teluk Bayur in Padang City, West Sumatra, Indonesia, that government officials claim will eliminate long queues at the port. In a news release, Indonesia Port Corporation II (IPC II), or Pelindo...

Manila port operator proposes crane rates lower than peers’

Manila port operator proposes crane rates lower than peers’

Apr. 29 | MANILA North Harbour Port Inc. (MNHPI) has filed a crane rate petition with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) as it began operating cranes to move cargo at the North Harbor. MNHPI chief executive officer Richard Barclay said three quayside and rubber-tired...

ATI expects gradual volume growth in Batangas port

ATI expects gradual volume growth in Batangas port

Apr. 29 | Philippine-listed company Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) said there has been an increase in containerized cargo operations in Batangas port, two hours south of the Philippine capital Manila, yet it would take some time before it attains a high utilization...

PH transport agency finalizing policy to fix airport congestion

PH transport agency finalizing policy to fix airport congestion

Apr. 29 | Passenger traffic at Clark International Airport rose 62% in the first quarter of 2013 from the same period last year. A comprehensive airport policy that would tackle congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport while laying down the growth strategy...

Malayan Towage adds 3 tugs to salvage fleet

Malayan Towage adds 3 tugs to salvage fleet

Apr. 29 | The M/T Vigilant and its sister tugs M/T Intrepid and M/T Defiance will operate around the ASEAN region, Malayan Towage executives say. Philippine company Malayan Towage and Salvage Corp. has acquired three tugboats for $20 million as the company, more...

Ships linked to smuggling face delisting in PH

Ships linked to smuggling face delisting in PH

Apr. 29 | The Philippine Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is implementing a stricter policy in ship registration that aims to delist ships involved in illegal activities. The policy, based on an agreement with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), is contained...

Roro operators keen on PH-Indonesia route

Roro operators keen on PH-Indonesia route

Apr. 29 | Philippine operator Asian Marine Transport Corp is keen on servicing the General Santos-Bitung route SHIPPING operators in the Philippines and Indonesia have shown interest in the General Santos-Bitung route, which connects two of the few designated ports...

PH Customs misses target with P68.5B collections in Q1

PH Customs misses target with P68.5B collections in Q1

Apr. 29 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs raised P68.5 billion in the first quarter of the year, P7.83 billion short of its P76.3-billion target for the period. Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon blamed the deficit on the January-March period being “traditionally...

7 groups vie for Mactan-Cebu airport project

7 groups vie for Mactan-Cebu airport project

Apr. 29 | The P17.5-billion project to expand, rehabilitate and operate the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, south of the Philippine capital Manila, has drawn local conglomerates, airlines and airport operators, including those associated with world-class facilities...

ICTSI looks for expansion opportunities after tough 2012

ICTSI looks for expansion opportunities after tough 2012

Apr. 29 | ICTSI flagship Manila International Container Terminal International Container Terminal Services, Inc. said it is keeping an eye out for possible expansion opportunities in other Asian countries, particularly in Cambodia, and other regions such as America...
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