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Asia-Pacific airports handled 40.5M MT of cargo in 2014

Asia-Pacific airports handled 40.5M MT of cargo in 2014

Aug. 31 | After three years of stagnation, worldwide airport cargo posted growth in 2014, with the Asia-Pacific region handling the largest amount of freight, according to the latest annual “World Airport Traffic Report” of Airports Council International...

Manila ports’ truck booking program rollout postponed

Manila ports’ truck booking program rollout postponed

Aug. 31 | Fine-tuning of the Terminal Appointment Booking System will mean a push back in implementation date to October from September. The target roll-out of the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) by Manila’s two international terminal operators—Asian...

BOC’s revised rules on balikbayan boxes out this week

BOC’s revised rules on balikbayan boxes out this week

Aug. 31 | Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said the Bureau of Customs will subject balikbayan boxes to pre-clearance, a similar privilege granted to importers accredited under the Super Green Lane (SGL) system. Under SGL, accredited importers’ shipments are...

Top carriers split on plans for their box terminal assets

Top carriers split on plans for their box terminal assets

Aug. 31 | While global shipping lines are similarly focused on acquiring more and bigger ships, no such uniformity is discernible with their plans for the container terminals they operate, according to Drewry’s newly released annual report on the global container...

IRS opens Subic facility for box repair, maintenance

IRS opens Subic facility for box repair, maintenance

Aug. 31 | Export containers that need maintenance and repair can now be fixed at Subic port with the recent launch of a maintenance and repair service there. In an advisory, New Container Terminal (NCT) port operator Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC)...

SWS poll: BOC seen as most corrupt PH agency

SWS poll: BOC seen as most corrupt PH agency

Aug. 31 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is ranked in the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) as the most corrupt of the 36 government agencies in the country. BOC still received a ‘very bad’ rating with a score of -55 in its sincerity to fight...

Odd-even scheme, review of transport roadmap eyed to lick PH traffic

Odd-even scheme, review of transport roadmap eyed to lick PH traffic

Aug. 31 | President Aquino last week said the odd-even scheme should be looked at as one of the solutions to Metro Manila’s massive traffic problems. Government officials have said the traffic was a consequence of economic growth. The president said the volume...

CIAC joins PAL, Cebu Pac vs Emirates additional flights

CIAC joins PAL, Cebu Pac vs Emirates additional flights

Aug. 31 | Clark International Airport Corp president Emigdio Tanjuatco said Emirates Airlines should consider deploying flights to Clark, north of the Philippine capital Manila, instead of Metro Manila in case the air talks continue. Photo from www.emirates.com/ph/english/flying/our_fleet/our_fleet.aspx Clark...

Moody’s trims G20 economic growth on China effect

Moody’s trims G20 economic growth on China effect

Aug. 31 | Global rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has pared its economic forecast for the top 20 economies in 2016 as it foretells a deeper impact from China’s export decline on the rest of the world. Moody’s recently revised down its predictions...

Asia airlines carry lighter loads but post improved rates

Asia airlines carry lighter loads but post improved rates

Aug. 31 | Airfreight markets softened in July, reflecting the easing of international commerce and sluggish demand for Asian exports, traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) revealed. Measured in freight tonne kilometers, air cargo...
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