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Resignations at PH Customs agency

Resignations at PH Customs agency

Jul. 31 | TWELVE of the 17 port collectors ordered by Philippine Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon to vacate their positions submitted courtesy resignations on July 27, a day after their chief told them to do so. Among the 12 officials were district collectors...

Privatization of PH ports urged

Privatization of PH ports urged

Jul. 31 | BUSINESSES in Southern Luzon in the Philippines seeking a level-playing field in the ports business are urging government to end the conflicting roles of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) as regulator, developer and competitor in maritime trade or...

PH expressway projects move forward

PH expressway projects move forward

Jul. 31 | EXPRESSWAY projects are moving as the government addresses Metro Manila’s traffic congestion problem. Philippine construction giant D.M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) will take on the P15.52-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway Phase...

P83.5M earmarked for PH airport, port projects

P83.5M earmarked for PH airport, port projects

Jul. 31 | A TOTAL of P83.5 million worth of airport and port development projects are being lined up by the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for bidding. The projects are an airport in Borongan, Eastern Samar, and seven ports in...

State of the Nation’s Logistics: The Road to ASEAN 2015

State of the Nation’s Logistics: The Road to ASEAN 2015

Jul. 31 | By Arnel Gamboa Today we have another guest columnist. Arnel Gamboa is the incumbent president of Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines. He has been the editor-in-chief of the official newsletter of SCMAP, the Supply Chain Philippines,...

MSC holding world’s largest orderbook

MSC holding world’s largest orderbook

Jul. 31 | Geneva-based carrier Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) will receive new box ships with a total capacity of 473,000 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units) from 2009 to 2016 to make its orderbook the world’s biggest. Of the orders, a total capacity of 97,000...

Global airfreight volumes expanded in June

Global airfreight volumes expanded in June

Jul. 31 | Global air cargo demand rose 1.2 percent year-on-year in June, an improvement over the 0.9 percent year-on-year growth in May and 0.1 percent growth over the first half of the year, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA). But IATA said...

APM Terminals Yokohama tops global productivity ranking

APM Terminals Yokohama tops global productivity ranking

Jul. 31 | A new study of the most productive terminals in the world has placed APM Terminals Yokohama in Japan at the top of the list. The study was based on five years of data collected from 600 terminals at 400 ports, and from 17 global shipping lines representing...

HKIA’s AAT logs double-digit cargo volume rise, has new GM

HKIA’s AAT logs double-digit cargo volume rise, has new GM

Jul. 29 | Asia Airfreight Terminal Co. (AAT), Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) second cargo terminal handler, reported an 11 percent rise in tonnage throughput to 63,114 tonnes in June 2013 compared to the same period last year. AAT registered 43,532...

Geodis fills key posts in US, India, Southeast Asia

Geodis fills key posts in US, India, Southeast Asia

Jul. 29 | Rene Bach-Larsen, managing director of Singapore and Southeast Asia operations Global freight manager Geodis Wilson has made management appointments in its offices in the United States, India, and Southeast Asia as part of its expansion plans into emerging...
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