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PPA unveils plan to extend TABS to domestic terminal

PPA unveils plan to extend TABS to domestic terminal

Jul. 31 | Terminal appointment Booking System coming soon to Manila North Harbor. Port photo courtesy of North Harbor terminal operator Asian Terminals, Inc. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) intends to expand the implementation of the Terminal Appointment Booking...

PPA revisits TABS penalties, solicits public feedback

PPA revisits TABS penalties, solicits public feedback

Jul. 31 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is reviewing the implementation of the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) and its penalties as it still sees “room for improvement.” “While we know that the TABS system is effective and it has contributed...

WTO releases flagship statistical publications

WTO releases flagship statistical publications

Jul. 31 | The World Trade Organization (WTO) has issued new editions of its annual flagship statistical publications: the World Trade Statistical Review, Trade Profiles, and World Tariff Profiles. The World Trade Statistical Review 2017 features an overview of...

OOCL announces higher liftings, revenues for Q2

OOCL announces higher liftings, revenues for Q2

Jul. 31 | Box shipping liner Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) recorded higher volumes and revenues for both the second quarter and second half of 2017, according to parent firm Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL). Total volumes lifted by Hong Kong-listed...

CAAP law amendment, LTO-LTFRB merger among House transport committee’s priorities

CAAP law amendment, LTO-LTFRB merger among House transport committee’s priorities

Jul. 30 | The Philippine Lower House Committee on Transportation (COTr) has identified its priority bills as the 17th Congress enters its second session. These include amendment to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Law and merger of the Land...

DOTr starts gradual transfer to Clark

DOTr starts gradual transfer to Clark

Jul. 30 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on July 28 began transferring its central office to Clark, Pampanga, a move in line with the creation of the country’s National Government Center. The transfer is seen to help decongest traffic in Metro Manila,...

UPS delivers 11% EPS growth as revenue spikes across all segments

UPS delivers 11% EPS growth as revenue spikes across all segments

Jul. 30 | Global supply chain company United Parcel Service (UPS) announced earnings per share (EPS) of US$1.58 for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 11% versus the same period in 2016 owing to higher revenue. All three business segments generated a more...

Wanted: At least 150 employees for Bureau of Customs

Wanted: At least 150 employees for Bureau of Customs

Jul. 30 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) is filling up an initial 150 vacant positions in line with its restructuring program. Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the hires will help enforce the customs laws, rules, and regulations of the Customs...

Singapore’s plug-and-play platform to expand SMEs’ market reach in Asia

Singapore’s plug-and-play platform to expand SMEs’ market reach in Asia

Jul. 30 | The International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) has launched its Plug and Play Network that aims to ease the entry of Singaporean small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in key markets in Asia. IE Singapore announced July 27 the launch of the network...

PRS calls on Filipino ship owners to order from local shipyards

PRS calls on Filipino ship owners to order from local shipyards

Jul. 28 | Shogun Ships Company led by its chairman and CEO Vicente Cordero Jr (seated, sixth from left) and guests pose for a photo following the keel laying ceremonies for a ropax series (backdrop). Maritime Industry Administration head Dr Marcial Amaro III (seated,...
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