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Panalpina adds logistics manufacturing to its services

Panalpina adds logistics manufacturing to its services

Jan. 31 | Third-party logistics provider Panalpina has added logistics manufacturing services to its operations for a large telecoms company in Brazil. The Swiss forwarder said this is part of the changing role of logistics companies, which are now not just transporting...

UPS reports unprecedented 4Q shipment surge

UPS reports unprecedented 4Q shipment surge

Jan. 31 | Package delivery service giant United Parcel Service (UPS) reported fourth quarter 2013 earnings of US$1.25 per share, a 7-cent decline from 2012 fourth quarter results owing to higher U.S. operating costs as shipment orders surged during the holidays. “As...

Box lines plan March rate hikes for Far East routes

Box lines plan March rate hikes for Far East routes

Jan. 31 | German box ship liner Hapag-Lloyd will increase freight rates for all cargoes and container types on the East Asia-North Europe trade lane westbound and eastbound effective March 1, 2014. The increase is US$525 per 20-foot container (TEU) westbound,...

Evergreen names 2 newest 8,452-TEU ships Lively and Lenient

Evergreen names 2 newest 8,452-TEU ships Lively and Lenient

Jan. 31 | Taiwan’s Evergreen Line recently held naming ceremonies for its two newest L-type container vessels, each with a capacity of 8,452 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units), in a shipyard in Korea. Ever Lively is the 16th in the series to be built by shipbuilder...

Foreign liners levy PH congestion fee as port operators deny clogging

Foreign liners levy PH congestion fee as port operators deny clogging

Jan. 29 | Officials at the Manila International Container Terminal deny claims that there is congestion at its facility. Photo courtesy of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. SOME foreign shipping lines calling the ports of Manila have imposed a port...

PH carriers ask for basis of domestic cranage rates

PH carriers ask for basis of domestic cranage rates

Jan. 29 |   One of the cranes at the Manila North Harbor. Photo courtesy of Manila North Harbor Port, Inc. PHILIPPINE shipping lines and other industry stakeholders are asking the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the National Economic and Development Authority...

PH customs to amend rules on e-manifest submission for ocean shipments

PH customs to amend rules on e-manifest submission for ocean shipments

Jan. 29 | THE Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) will amend guidelines on the submission of electronic manifest (e-manifest) on ocean shipments. Under the draft memorandum order, the BOC clarified the time of submission of the e-manifest, composed of inward foreign...

Top 1000 Corporations

Top 1000 Corporations

Jan. 29 | BusinessWorld released in late December its Top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines for Year 2012.   Eighteen SCMAP member companies made it to the top 150 corporations. In comparison with 2004, 25 companies made it to the top 150. Heading the list...

TSA plans revenue push with rate hikes in January, March and May

TSA plans revenue push with rate hikes in January, March and May

Jan. 29 | The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) will recommend a January general rate increase (GRI) on the Asia-U.S trade lane to its 15 member-lines, even as it announced more guideline increases for March and May, as well as a new 2014-2015 contract...

Changi Airport gets demand lift from niche cargo

Changi Airport gets demand lift from niche cargo

Jan. 29 | Growing niche cargo segments helped to make 2013 a stable year for Singapore Changi Airport, even as tonnage dipped 0.3 percent in December to 157,462 tonnes. Singapore Changi Airport’s total cargo throughput in 2013 was 1.85 million tonnes, a modest...
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