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Aquino OKs contract for P26.5B Skyway 3 project

Aquino OKs contract for P26.5B Skyway 3 project

Sep. 30 | Photo from www.dotc.gov.ph THE Aquino administration has approved the contract for the P26.5-billion Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3 Project that will connect the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and help decongest...

BOC Reshuffle and Impact on BOC Automation Programs

BOC Reshuffle and Impact on BOC Automation Programs

Sep. 30 | With the current reshuffle at the Bureau of Customs, my interest is actually focused on the impact that this will have on current and future BOC automation initiatives.   Listed below are the key systems which I believe must be included in the list...

Harbor Star charts its expansion course

Harbor Star charts its expansion course

Sep. 30 | Harbor Star officers from L-R: Dany Cleo Uson, corporate planning manager, Atty. Ignatius Rodriguez, corporate information officer, Ruth Dianne So, corporate planning analyst and Geronimo Bella Jr., president. TUGBOAT operator Harbor Star Shipping Services...

MNHPI assuming role of assigning berths, shifting ships at North Port

MNHPI assuming role of assigning berths, shifting ships at North Port

Sep. 30 | Photo from www.mnhport.com.ph THE management and allocation of berths and shifting of vessels inside the Manila North Harbor and its inner breakwater is now the responsibility of Manila North Harbour Port Inc. (MNHPI), the port operator and concessionaire. The...

Asian shippers reject IMO decision on cargo weighing

Asian shippers reject IMO decision on cargo weighing

Sep. 30 | The Asian Shippers’ Council (ASC) has rejected the recent agreement at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) making mandatory the verification of gross weight of containers, saying Asian shippers stand much to lose with its implementation. In...

Asia airlines, Changi Airport affected by tepid global trade

Asia airlines, Changi Airport affected by tepid global trade

Sep. 30 | Asia-Pacific airlines continue to feel the impact of a soft air cargo market, according to August traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Sluggish global trading conditions continued to mute international air cargo...

DHL Express announces 5% Asia-Pacific rate increase

DHL Express announces 5% Asia-Pacific rate increase

Sep. 30 | International express mail service provider DHL Express has announced its annual general average price increase for the Asia-Pacific region, to take effect in January 2014. In an official release, the Deutsche Post DHL subsidiary said the median average...

Thailand’s Mitsubishi Motors expands warehouse operations

Thailand’s Mitsubishi Motors expands warehouse operations

Sep. 30 | Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) has leased a 25,300-square-meter warehouse in Sriracha, Thailand, to become the largest export hub in Asia for Japan’s Mitsubishi group. This comes about after the subsidiary has been designated as the global production...

New PH customs deputy commissioners take oath of office

New PH customs deputy commissioners take oath of office

Sep. 28 | Newly appointed deputy commissioner for Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero CHANGES are expected to come at the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) as at least two new deputy commissioners were sworn into office as...

OOCL to raise Asia-Europe rates, YM to launch SE Asia loop

OOCL to raise Asia-Europe rates, YM to launch SE Asia loop

Sep. 27 | Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) said it is implementing a revenue restoration on the Asia-Europe trade lane from November to “continue providing quality and sustainable services.” Effective November 1, freight rate for westbound traffic from...
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