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PEZA locators get automatic accreditation from BOC

PEZA locators get automatic accreditation from BOC

May. 29 | During a May 26 BOC-PEZA forum organized jointly by the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association and PortCalls at the Manila Hotel, BOC deputy commissioner for Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group Group Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero...

HK export value up 2.2% in April

HK export value up 2.2% in April

May. 29 | Hong Kong’s total export value in April increased 2.2% while the value of imports dropped 2.9% year-on-year, the Census & Statistics Department announced recently. The value of total goods exports increased to HK$291.9 billion from a year earlier,...

Xiamen, Klang ports sign sister pact

Xiamen, Klang ports sign sister pact

May. 29 | The Port of Xiamen in China and Port Klang in Malaysia have agreed to conduct cooperative activities to strengthen their operations within the region, particularly in Southeast Asia. Xiamen Port, which ranked 17th worldwide in container throughput last...

Efficiency entrenches US as world’s most competitive economy

Efficiency entrenches US as world’s most competitive economy

May. 29 | The United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore are the world’s three most competitive economies in the world, as Asia experiences mixed results and large emerging economies mostly linger, according to the “World Competitiveness Yearbook 2015” of the...

Good run for Asia airlines, new KL flight for IAG Cargo

Good run for Asia airlines, new KL flight for IAG Cargo

May. 29 | International air cargo demand remains strong for Asia-Pacific carriers in April, and the vibrant trade in Asia has prompted IAG Cargo to launch recently a new London-Kuala Lumpur route. Citing the latest traffic figures, the Association of Asia Pacific...

Brunei port GM meets BOC officials

Brunei port GM meets BOC officials

May. 28 | Reimond Silvestre (right), general manager of the New Muara Container Terminal Services in Brunei, recently met with Customs deputy commissioner for Internal Administration Arturo Lachica (left) and deputy commissioner for Assessment and Operations Coordinating...

4 more firms show interest in Davao port project

4 more firms show interest in Davao port project

May. 27 | Anflocor Group, which operates the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) through a subsidiary, is interested in the Davao Sasa port modernization project. Photo courtesy of DICT. Four more companies have bought bid documents to take a shot...

BOC to fast track release of DIY school kits

BOC to fast track release of DIY school kits

May. 27 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has ordered its officials to allow the release of do-it-yourself (DIY) and hobby items, particularly those used in schools. This is even if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has to issue a license to operate and...

Wan Hai increases calls to Subic

Wan Hai increases calls to Subic

May. 27 | Wan Hai said the increased call was due to greater demand, especially inbound cargo to Subic. Photo courtesy of Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. Taiwan-based carrier Wan Hai Lines has doubled its weekly calls to Subic port, adding the port to...

PH shipyards organize first national association

PH shipyards organize first national association

May. 27 | Shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) companies have formed the Philippines’ first national association for shipyards. The Shipyards Association of the Philippines (SHAP) will represent 17 shipyards in the country, namely, R & LT Shipyard; RRT Marine...
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