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BOC slaps smuggling raps vs importer of waste from Canada; PH to file diplomatic protest

BOC slaps smuggling raps vs importer of waste from Canada; PH to file diplomatic protest

Jul. 31 | The Philippine government will file a diplomatic protest with the Canadian government over imports of solid wastes from Canada. This after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on July 30 filed smuggling charges at the Department of Justice against Nelson Manio,...

DOTC given ultimatum to heed proposals to upgrade transport network

DOTC given ultimatum to heed proposals to upgrade transport network

Jul. 31 | The Lower House Transportation Committee is urging the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and its attached agencies to create a master plan and act on its recommendations to improve the country’s transportation sector. In his State...

SIA, JAL disclose 1Q financial outcome

SIA, JAL disclose 1Q financial outcome

Jul. 31 | Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) reported halving its operating loss in the first quarter of its current fiscal year (April-June 2015) compared to the same period last year. In a written release, parent company SIA said its cargo unit registered an...

NOL carves 2Q profit mainly from logistics sale, cost savings

NOL carves 2Q profit mainly from logistics sale, cost savings

Jul. 31 | Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) said it achieved a net profit of US$890 million in the second quarter of the year compared to a net loss of $54 million year-over-year, largely due to the $887 million gain on the sale of its supply chain business....

CSCL orders 8 newbuilds while MSC and CMA CGM welcome theirs

CSCL orders 8 newbuilds while MSC and CMA CGM welcome theirs

Jul. 31 | The MSC Zoe Ocean carrier China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) is buying eight new box ships with individual capacities of 13,500 twenty foot-equivalent units (TEUs) for US$934.4 million from a Chinese shipyard as part of its ongoing fleet expansion. The...

5 companies eye Davao Sasa port

5 companies eye Davao Sasa port

Jul. 30 | Five local and foreign firms submitted pre-qualification documents as they vie for the P18.99-billion Davao Sasa modernization project, the Aquino administration’s first seaport project under the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. On July 29,...

PH cargo, passenger ships ordered to install auto ID system

PH cargo, passenger ships ordered to install auto ID system

Jul. 29 | Philippine shipping companies are now required to install and operate the automatic identification system (AIS) on passenger ships weighing at least 300 gross tonnage (GT) and cargo ships of at least 500 GT, according to the Maritime Industry Authority...

PH forwarders need pre-approval for e-CCM submission beyond BOC office hours

PH forwarders need pre-approval for e-CCM submission beyond BOC office hours

Jul. 29 | Philippine freight forwarders must file a request with the appropriate port deputy collector for operations when they submit electronic consolidated cargo manifests (e-CCM) past the work hours of the Bureau of Customs, according to BOC Assessment and...

MOL to open a box barge terminal in Bangkok

MOL to open a box barge terminal in Bangkok

Jul. 29 | Plan for the new container barge terminal site Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced it will put up a new barge terminal operation in Bangkok, Thailand in anticipation of increased demand for barge transport to and from Laem Chabang port. The...

G6 upgrades Loop 7 service, cancels 4 more Asia-Europe sailings

G6 upgrades Loop 7 service, cancels 4 more Asia-Europe sailings

Jul. 29 | Port of Gothenburg The G6 Alliance is improving its service in the Asia-Europe trade with additional port calls to Gothenburg and Antwerp. The announcement follows an earlier advisory of four additional void sailings on the same lane. The service enhancement...
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