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Container terminal demand forecast still positive amid trade wars

Container terminal demand forecast still positive amid trade wars

Aug. 29 | Despite worries over tariff and trade wars, the medium-term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive, thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies, said a new report from Drewry. While there may...

Asia-Pac airlines enjoy sustained growth in air cargo, passenger demand

Asia-Pac airlines enjoy sustained growth in air cargo, passenger demand

Aug. 29 | Air cargo demand remained firm in July despite moderating expansion in the global services and manufacturing sectors, while international air passenger markets showed sustained growth for the month, according to the latest traffic figures from the Association...

Cebu port expands berths to solve domestic congestion

Cebu port expands berths to solve domestic congestion

Aug. 29 | Cebu Port Authority general manager Angelo Verdan said the port expansion, scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of this year, is costing the port authority P330 million. The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) is expanding berths 7 and 8 of the Cebu baseport...

Port of Manila exceeds collection target for 4th straight month in July

Port of Manila exceeds collection target for 4th straight month in July

Aug. 29 | Port of Manila photo courtesy of operator Asian Terminals Inc. The Port of Manila (POM), one of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) biggest collection districts, surpassed its monthly collection targets for four months in a row from April to July 2018, a first...

MinDA unveils strategy to make Tawi-Tawi Asia’s transhipment hub

MinDA unveils strategy to make Tawi-Tawi Asia’s transhipment hub

Aug. 29 | Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Haj Abul Khayr Alonto delivered the keynote address at the recent 3rd Mindanao Shipping Conference organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade in Davao City. The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)...

ACI releases policy paper to help airports respond to the rapid growth in drone use

ACI releases policy paper to help airports respond to the rapid growth in drone use

Aug. 29 | Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced the launch of its policy paper on drones that will provide “informed and practical recommendations” for airports in view of the rapid growth of the drone and remotely piloted aircraft...

BOC releases revised order on duty-, tax-free import of consolidated balikbayan boxes

BOC releases revised order on duty-, tax-free import of consolidated balikbayan boxes

Aug. 28 | Image courtesy of yodiyim at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has finally issued the amended order implementing duty- and tax-free importation into the Philippines of consolidated balikbayan (personal effects) boxes. Customs Administrative...

PH, China stepping up groundwork for implementing infra projects

PH, China stepping up groundwork for implementing infra projects

Aug. 28 | The Philippines and China have affirmed their commitment to speed up the preparation and processes needed to ensure the timely implementation of the Philippines’ flagship infrastructure projects with the financial support of the mainland. In a meeting...

New Bohol Airport on track for Oct launch

New Bohol Airport on track for Oct launch

Aug. 28 | Construction of the New Bohol (Panglao) Airport is almost complete and the airport is on track for inauguration in October this year, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). In a recent visit and site inspection, DOTr checked the progress...

PhilExport seeks BOC order to enforce new EU registration requirement for exporters

PhilExport seeks BOC order to enforce new EU registration requirement for exporters

Aug. 28 | The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PhilExport) is seeking government assistance to ensure Filipino exporters can comply with a new European Union registration requirement crucial for the continued availment of benefits under the EU’s Generalised...
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