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Addressing corruption among key priorities of new customs chief

Addressing corruption among key priorities of new customs chief

Aug. 30 | Stopping corruption and raising revenue collection will be the top priorities of new Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña. “My top priority, and it should be clear to everyone, is to do away with the culture of pasalubong (gifts) and tara (grease money)....

DHL plans $84M investment in 4 ASEAN economies

DHL plans $84M investment in 4 ASEAN economies

Aug. 30 | DHL Supply Chain will pour more than EUR70 million (US$84 million) in growing its regional footprint in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar by 2020. The logistics company, the first and only one to acquire an operational business license in Myanmar...

Asian airlines log double-digit growth in cargo traffic

Asian airlines log double-digit growth in cargo traffic

Aug. 30 | International air cargo demand forged ahead in July, registering another month of solid growth for Asian air carriers, while international air passenger markets showed moderate expansion for the month, according to traffic figures from the Association of...

BOC order specifies rules for AEO setup in PH

BOC order specifies rules for AEO setup in PH

Aug. 29 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued the rules and regulations for the establishment of an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program in the Philippines. The AEO program is now part of the law under Republic Act No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs...

Lapeña officially designated customs commissioner

Lapeña officially designated customs commissioner

Aug. 29 | Isidro Lapeña formally took his oath of office on August 29 as commissioner of the controversy-plagued Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC). Lapeña’s appointment paper was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 23, two days after the Chief Executive...

PH carriers against TABS at North Harbor

PH carriers against TABS at North Harbor

Aug. 29 | The Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) is opposing plans to implement a Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) at the Manila North Harbor (NH), saying it will only add to costs. PLSA, in a position paper submitted to the Philippine Ports...

Malaysian state gives nod to Westports to add 10 more terminals

Malaysian state gives nod to Westports to add 10 more terminals

Aug. 28 | Port operator Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd has received the go-signal from the government of Malaysia to proceed with the planned expansion of its box terminal complex at Port Klang. In a statement, Westports Holdings Bhd announced that wholly owned subsidiary...

FTAs giving intra-APEC trade a big boost

FTAs giving intra-APEC trade a big boost

Aug. 28 | Trade among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries has increased by more than 170% over a 16-year period, spurred by regional trade agreements (RTAs) and free trade agreements (FTAs). As of December 2016, more than 150 RTAs and FTAs...

PIL, PSA and IBM to trial blockchain technology solutions for SEA supply chain

PIL, PSA and IBM to trial blockchain technology solutions for SEA supply chain

Aug. 28 | Singapore-incorporated Pacific International Lines, global port operator PSA International, and IBM Singapore have agreed to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations. Blockchain is a decentralized...

Vietnam Airlines, Garuda Indonesia strengthen cooperation

Vietnam Airlines, Garuda Indonesia strengthen cooperation

Aug. 27 | Vietnam’s flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Indonesian counterpart Garuda Indonesia recently signed in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation expansion. The event was held on the sidelines of the...
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