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PH study bares long list of grievances by logistics service providers

PH study bares long list of grievances by logistics service providers

Dec. 30 | Government restrictions in the form of laws and regulations can adversely affect the price, reliability, and quality of distribution, multimodal transport, and logistics (DML) services, according to a recent report by state-run think tank Philippine...

Regulatory reforms needed to boost competitiveness of PH logistics—study

Regulatory reforms needed to boost competitiveness of PH logistics—study

Dec. 30 | Regulatory reforms are needed to improve the competitiveness of the distribution, multimodal transport and logistics (DML) services, which play a crucial role in the country’s economic development, according to a recent report by the Philippine Institute...

Contract bidding, including for Davao-Sasa, under new PPA rules begins 2018

Contract bidding, including for Davao-Sasa, under new PPA rules begins 2018

Dec. 30 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will start the bidding for port concessions, including that for Davao-Sasa port, next year, as the agency rolls out its new regulatory framework for terminal management. PPA general manager Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago,...

PH moratorium on truck anti-overloading regulation set for another extension

PH moratorium on truck anti-overloading regulation set for another extension

Dec. 30 | The Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is likely to once again extend for another six months the moratorium on the enforcement of the anti-overloading policy for trucks categorized under codes 12-2 and 12-3. Confederation of Truckers...

PPA earmarks P7B for 30 Ro-Ro enhancement projects

PPA earmarks P7B for 30 Ro-Ro enhancement projects

Dec. 30 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is spending around P7 billion to rehabilitate the roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) terminals around the country and construct new ones to provide connectivity and address demands for passage and cargoes. The budget, to come...

Robust growth registered in ASEAN-Iranian non-oil trade

Robust growth registered in ASEAN-Iranian non-oil trade

Dec. 30 | Iran’s trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reached US$2.63 billion during the last eight months until November 22, registering a 55.5% growth year-on-year. Thailand was Iran’s largest trading partner in the 10-nation grouping,...

Myanmar calls for investments in logistics, manufactures

Myanmar calls for investments in logistics, manufactures

Dec. 29 | The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is inviting local and foreign capitalists to invest in the logistics sector and in the manufacture of various commodities. MIC in an announcement on its website December 26 said it “welcomes foreign investors...

Thai airport expansion nearing completion

Thai airport expansion nearing completion

Dec. 29 | Construction of a new passenger terminal at Mae Sot Airport in Tak Province, Thailand, is now almost finished, according to the Thai minister of transport. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said during a recent visit at the project site that...

Lower House urges revival of travel tax exemption in BIMP-EAGA

Lower House urges revival of travel tax exemption in BIMP-EAGA

Dec. 27 | The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution calling on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to renew the policy that grants travel tax exemptions to passengers departing from Mindanao and Palawan going to any destination in the Brunei Darussalam,...

Customs CIIS head Albani takes oath of office

Customs CIIS head Albani takes oath of office

Dec. 27 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña (right) recently welcomed Adzhar Albani as head of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service. Albani had been director of the Bureau of Customs’ Financial Management Office since November this year. Adzhar...
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