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Archive for June, 2014

Davao container terminal on track with 2014 volume target

Davao container terminal on track with 2014 volume target

Jun. 24 | Davao International Container Terminal’s (DITC) throughput in the first five months of the year has surpassed volume recorded in the eight months since the facility opened in May 2013. From January to May, DICT handled 70,962 twenty-foot equivalent...

BOC files smuggling raps vs traders

BOC files smuggling raps vs traders

Jun. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed smuggling-related charges against key officials of two import firms and their licensed customs brokers for the illegal importation of steel coils and counterfeit footwear worth over P120 million. The agency on June...

Mindanao Container Terminal traffic growth flat

Mindanao Container Terminal traffic growth flat

Jun. 24 | Container throughput at the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental fell 0.52% in the first four months of the year to 68,315 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 68,674 TEUs year-on-year. Of the total, foreign cargo accounted...

Trucks with pending applications get provisional authority to operate — LTFRB

Trucks with pending applications get provisional authority to operate — LTFRB

Jun. 23 | The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is giving truck operators a provisional authority to operate while their franchise applications for their tractors are pending with the agency. This is based on Memorandum Circular (MC)...

New Manila-Shanghai service starts June 29

New Manila-Shanghai service starts June 29

Jun. 23 | Starting June 29, Beijing-based Sinotrans Container Lines, in partnership with logistics provider SITC Logistics, will start a new direct service on the Manila to Shanghai and Ningbo routes (CPS). SITC will be dropping its CJP service (Manila-Hong Kong-Shanghai-Tokyo-Yokohama)...

NEDA authorizes P140B transport infrastructure programs

NEDA authorizes P140B transport infrastructure programs

Jun. 23 | Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro The government has approved three new infrastructure projects worth P139.77 billion and given the go signal to the lone bidder of the Light Rail Transit 1 South Extension project. At the latest National Economic...

BOC books 11% growth in May revenue, still below target

BOC books 11% growth in May revenue, still below target

Jun. 23 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) continued its two-digit growth streak into May with revenue collections rising 11% but falling short of the target set for the month. BOC posted revenue of P28.81 billion in May, up 11% from P25.92 billion recorded in the same...

Ports of Manila, San Francisco to become sister ports

Ports of Manila, San Francisco to become sister ports

Jun. 23 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Port of San Francisco Commission (PSC) in the U.S. are forging an agreement in November this year to become sister ports in a move to facilitate trade in the Port of Manila. PPA officials led by general manager...

Laguindingan airport may see night flights by Dec

Laguindingan airport may see night flights by Dec

Jun. 23 | Leon Dacanay Jr, Region 10 director of the National Economic and Development Authority, at the recent Mindanao Shipping Conference The Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental is expected to accommodate night flights by December, Leon M....

Fred Lam is incoming chief exec of HKIA

Fred Lam is incoming chief exec of HKIA

Jun. 23 | As Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) gears up for expansion, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) board announced the appointment of Fred Lam Tin-fuk as group CEO, succeeding the incumbent Stanley Hui Hon-chung. The appointment will be effective...