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SDV sets up Myanmar office as SE Asia trade blooms

SDV sets up Myanmar office as SE Asia trade blooms

Apr. 30 | Myanmar continues to attract more supply chain companies to set up local operations in anticipation of burgeoning trade activity in the country and in Southeast Asia. SDV said it will open a new office in Yangon, Myanmar, in May as part of its expansion...

Hapag-Lloyd splits up USEC service, revises Asia-Mexico sling

Hapag-Lloyd splits up USEC service, revises Asia-Mexico sling

Apr. 30 | Box carrier Hapag-Lloyd of Germany is reintroducing the New York Express (NYE) and South China Express (SCE) as standalone services and axing its current NYE/SCE combo service. The NYE service will have a port rotation of Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai,...

Malaysia eyes new air cargo terminal in Labuan

Malaysia eyes new air cargo terminal in Labuan

Apr. 30 | Construction of an air cargo terminal in Labuan Island off the coast of Borneo in eastern Malaysia has been given the green light by the government and is intended to meet growing airfreight traffic in the area. The Labuan Airport serves nine direct flights...

Box traffic index points to rising world trade

Box traffic index points to rising world trade

Apr. 30 | Container throughput at the world’s seaports has been on the rise for the past few months and reached a new record in March, pointing to an improving global economy. The Container Throughput Index for March climbed to 122.6 points to record a new all-time...

BOC plots roadmap, sets targets for reforms

BOC plots roadmap, sets targets for reforms

Apr. 28 | Customs Commissioner John Sevilla The new leaders of the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) have set targets for changes they want to implement this year and next in the country’s second largest revenue-generating agency. A document obtained by PortCalls...

Some flights barred at NAIA for Obama’s Manila visit

Some flights barred at NAIA for Obama’s Manila visit

Apr. 28 | General aviation flights are barred from using NAIA within a certain period due to the visit of US president Barack Obama. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has barred some flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)...

Indonesia urged to develop 2 ports into international hubs

Indonesia urged to develop 2 ports into international hubs

Apr. 28 | Indonesia has to develop two key seaports outside North Jakarta to improve the country’s connectivity in time for the full ASEAN market integration in 2015. Kuala Tanjung Port in North Sumatra, which is now under construction, and Bitung Port in North...

Hapag-Lloyd adds new Vietnam-US West Coast swing

Hapag-Lloyd adds new Vietnam-US West Coast swing

Apr. 28 | Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd announced a new direct service between Vietnam and the U.S. West Coast starting May 2014, as it tries to tap into the trade opportunities being presented by the fast-growing Southeast Asian country. As part of the South East Asia...

OOCL unveils expanded trans-Pacific maiden sailings

OOCL unveils expanded trans-Pacific maiden sailings

Apr. 28 | Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has released the details of its network service expansion to the Asia-North America trade lane under the revised vessel-sharing agreement of the G6 Alliance, of which the carrier is a member. OOCL will offer its extended...

Airfreight industry very confident of more profitable year ahead

Airfreight industry very confident of more profitable year ahead

Apr. 28 | Air cargo airlines hold a positive outlook for volumes, demand, and profits in the year ahead, according to the results of the first-quarter survey of airline CFOs and heads of cargo by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline business...
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