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Archive for May, 2014

Trucks operating in Manila now have 24/7 express lanes

Trucks operating in Manila now have 24/7 express lanes

May. 31 | Trucks carrying both loaded and empty containers may now operate freely on certain designated streets in the city of Manila. The Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) opened express trade lanes on May 31, Confederation of Truckers Association of the...

Vietnam, Malaysia eye dredging to adjust to mega ships

Vietnam, Malaysia eye dredging to adjust to mega ships

May. 30 | Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park master plan The Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park in the Nha Be District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is slated for conversion into a port-based special economic zone. As outlined in the city’s development plan, intermodal connections...

Tighter cost control pays off for Zim, CMA CGM

Tighter cost control pays off for Zim, CMA CGM

May. 30 | Israeli shipping line Zim Integrated Shipping Services’ net loss in the first quarter of 2014 contracted by 45 percent to US$62 million compared with the same quarter last year as the carrier utilized efficiency improvements to counter persistently...

Asia-Pacific played key role in 2013 air cargo growth

Asia-Pacific played key role in 2013 air cargo growth

May. 30 | While cargo volume expansion in Asia-Pacific was only minimal in 2013, the region’s positive performance enabled the global airport industry to post gains last year. “The Middle East and Asia took the lead in both passenger and cargo growth,” said...

ASEAN is next trade frontier—report

ASEAN is next trade frontier—report

May. 28 | The Southeast Asian region holds remarkable growth opportunities for investors and multinationals that will take the time to study the complexities and contradictions at play in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets, according to a new report. The...

Deutsche Post DHL reveals ‘next growth steps’ under Strategy 2020

Deutsche Post DHL reveals ‘next growth steps’ under Strategy 2020

May. 28 | German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL announced the main focus of its new strategy for the near future, as it reiterated its earnings target in the coming years and confirmed the group’s guidance for 2014. During the company’s annual...

UPS opens new Beijing warehouse as FedEx inaugurates package lab

UPS opens new Beijing warehouse as FedEx inaugurates package lab

May. 28 | Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) has opened a new contract logistics distribution facility in Beijing, China. The 6,500 square meters of non-bonded warehouse space located 19 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport can serve contract...

Asia’s airfreight carriers getting good traction from improving global trade

Asia’s airfreight carriers getting good traction from improving global trade

May. 28 | Singapore Changi Airport Asia-Pacific air carriers had an encouraging showing in April with cargo volumes yielding decent growth, according to the latest statistics released by airline associations. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Association of Asia Pacific...

MICT to shut down empty container depot come June 1

MICT to shut down empty container depot come June 1

May. 27 | The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) will permanently close its empty container depot (ECD) effective June 1 — a direct consequence of the Manila daytime truck ban. MICT commercial director Christian Lozano told PortCalls in a text message...

Load port survey implementation pushed back

Load port survey implementation pushed back

May. 27 | The earlier reported June 1 implementation of the load port survey (LPS) on containerized cargoes is unlikely to pass since the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC), as of this week, has yet to release an order covering the program. It now seems likely...
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