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Thai GDP growth in Q2 fastest in 4 years

Thai GDP growth in Q2 fastest in 4 years

Aug. 25 | The Thai economy expanded by 3.7% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, accelerating from 3.3% in the previous quarter and posting its fastest growth in four years, according to figures from the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). Economic...

SG testing 7-module project set to automate port operations

SG testing 7-module project set to automate port operations

Aug. 25 | The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and IT company IBM announced the joint completion of the pilot trial for three modules under the MPA-IBM SAFER project, which will be rolled out progressively beginning September 2017. Project SAFER,...

Faeldon: Lacson’s son into smuggling

Faeldon: Lacson’s son into smuggling

Aug. 24 | Outgoing Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is urging Senator Richard Gordon to investigate the son of Senator Panfilo Lacson, whom he alleged was involved in smuggling activities. Faeldon, in a press conference on August 24, claimed that Bonjourno...

Investment conference to identify business prospects in booming Northern Luzon

Investment conference to identify business prospects in booming Northern Luzon

Aug. 24 | Expanding business opportunities in Northern Luzon, the Philippines’ emerging trade, investment and logistics hub, is the focus of the Northern Luzon Investors’ Conference on September 14, 2017 at the Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-La. With the theme...

Marina imposes 20-year age cap on imported passenger vessels

Marina imposes 20-year age cap on imported passenger vessels

Aug. 24 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has put an age cap of 20 years on passenger vessels to be imported into the Philippines as part of the agency’s move to modernize the Philippine domestic fleet. Marina Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2017-04 “aims...

2GO appoints Aguas COO of logistics business

2GO appoints Aguas COO of logistics business

Aug. 24 | 2GO Group, Inc. has appointed Ricardo B. Aguas, Jr. as chief operating officer of its logistics business. Photo from Aguas’ LinkedIn page. Ricardo B. Aguas, Jr. has joined the new administration of integrated transport solutions provider 2GO Group,...

PAL inks code-share pact with Royal Brunei Airlines

PAL inks code-share pact with Royal Brunei Airlines

Aug. 24 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) are set to begin code-sharing flights between the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam by mid-August 2017. The code-share arrangements signed recently by the airlines cover the routes Manila-Bandar...

R-10 completed by 2018

R-10 completed by 2018

Aug. 24 | The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Manila North Tollways Corp (MNTC) recently broke ground on the Radial Road 10 (R-10) section of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 project, which is expected to help decongest...

Marina’s draft regulatory policy to govern ‘freewheeling’ harbor pilots

Marina’s draft regulatory policy to govern ‘freewheeling’ harbor pilots

Aug. 24 | The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) will be issuing a new policy to regulate the Philippine harbor pilotage sector and make harbor pilots compliant with international standards set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). “We’re creating...

PH carriers, PPA back bills liberalizing harbor pilotage

PH carriers, PPA back bills liberalizing harbor pilotage

Aug. 24 | Shipping lines and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are supporting bills seeking to liberalize harbor pilotage and create a regulating body for harbor pilots in the country. Stakeholders manifested their support for the bills during a Lower House...