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PCCI, PhilExport join growing protest against online container booking system

PCCI, PhilExport join growing protest against online container booking system

Feb. 29 | Opposition to the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) is mounting with a coalition of customs brokers threatening to stage a one-week protest action to stop implementation of the system. Two other groups—the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and...

ATI: South Harbor’s truck handling rate up 20% with online booking

ATI: South Harbor’s truck handling rate up 20% with online booking

Feb. 29 | From processing around 800 trucks on a 12-hour shift prior to the launch of the Terminal Appointment Booking system, Manila South Harbor now services over 1,000 trucks on average during the same period, reflecting a more than 20% increase in production....

Goldwin CFS statement on ACOP charge

Goldwin CFS statement on ACOP charge

Feb. 29 | In the interest of fairness, we are publishing in full the statement of Goldwin CFS, Inc on the overcharging case levelled against it by the Association of Off-Dock CFS Operators of the Philippines and which appeared on our print and online editions. “Goldwin...

PH imports outlook upbeat despite 26% decline in Dec

PH imports outlook upbeat despite 26% decline in Dec

Feb. 29 | Philippine merchandise imports declined 25.8% in December 2015 from the year-ago level, the steepest monthly decline recorded since April 2009 and halting consecutive months of positive growth, according to the National Economic and Development Authority...

Bidding for 5 airport projects worth P108B postponed

Bidding for 5 airport projects worth P108B postponed

Feb. 29 | The deadline for submitting bid proposals for five Philippine airport projects costing a total of P108.19 billion has been extended, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). In General Bid Bulletin No. 25-2016, Atty. Camille...

Micro handicraft enterprises appeal for permanent lifting of chemicals control

Micro handicraft enterprises appeal for permanent lifting of chemicals control

Feb. 29 | Philippine handicraft exporters are asking for the permanent deregulation of basic chemicals used in the manufacture of their products, saying continued government control of these substances is slowly killing the industry. Floro Salinas, proprietor of...

Asia’s carriers lifted less air cargo in January

Asia’s carriers lifted less air cargo in January

Feb. 29 | Soft conditions in air cargo markets persisted for Asia-Pacific carriers, according to traffic figures for January released recently by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). The weakness in global trade continued to hamper international air...

BOC files case vs alleged smugglers of jewelry, used tires worth P18M

BOC files case vs alleged smugglers of jewelry, used tires worth P18M

Feb. 29 | Charges have been levied against the consignee of used tires seized at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and an importer of assorted pieces of jewelry brought in through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The smuggled items have...

SM payment centers accepting payment from DHL Express customers

SM payment centers accepting payment from DHL Express customers

Feb. 29 | Photo from www.dhl.com Individuals and small businesses can now pay for the services of DHL Express Philippines at payment centers located in SM malls. This after the international logistics and express service provider struck a deal with SM for the country’s...

Singapore’s factory output flat, Korean sentiments bleak

Singapore’s factory output flat, Korean sentiments bleak

Feb. 29 | Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea The manufacturing output of Singapore fell marginally by 0.5% in January on a yearly basis, the 12th consecutive month of decline, said the country’s Economic Development Board (EDB) recently. Excluding biomedical...
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