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Bamboo Airways firms up order for 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Bamboo Airways firms up order for 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Feb. 28 | U.S. airplane maker Boeing and newly launched Vietnamese hybrid airline Bamboo Airways have confirmed an order for ten 787-9 Dreamliners valued at US$3 billion according to list prices, part of the airline’s plan to launch new international routes. The...

BOC, MICP to free up yard space with transfer of 2,000 overstaying containers

BOC, MICP to free up yard space with transfer of 2,000 overstaying containers

Feb. 28 | The Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port (BOC-MICP) is partnering with stakeholders and the port’s operator to move out around 2,000 overstaying containers at MICP, one of many measures to free up space in the terminal. In a statement,...

ATI to expand South Harbor capacity by 52%

ATI to expand South Harbor capacity by 52%

Feb. 27 | Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) is expanding the annual capacity of Manila South Harbor to 1.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) by 2020, an additional 52% or 650,000 TEUs from the current capacity of 1.25 million TEUs. “In support...

DICT to roll out P2.5B capacity expansion project

DICT to roll out P2.5B capacity expansion project

Feb. 27 | Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) is now only awaiting the release of permits to begin a P2.5-billion expansion project, as the Panabo, Davao Del Sur terminal is already at full capacity after five years in operation. DICT’s container yard...

Construction for Metro Manila Subway starts

Construction for Metro Manila Subway starts

Feb. 27 | Metro Manila Subway’s first three stations (Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora, and North Avenue) are targeted for opening by 2022 while full operations will be in 2025. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Metro Manila Subway broke ground...

PPA, port operators to build P1B housing for relocated informal settlers; Isla Puting Bato to be used for port expansion

PPA, port operators to build P1B housing for relocated informal settlers; Isla Puting Bato to be used for port expansion

Feb. 27 | At the signing of the MOU transferring a five-hectare land owned by the Philippine Ports Authority to the city government of Manila. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), International Container Terminal Services,...

Shipowners warned not to use FONARS as a ‘free pass’ to use non-compliant fuel

Shipowners warned not to use FONARS as a ‘free pass’ to use non-compliant fuel

Feb. 27 | The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes the decision in principle by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that in exceptional circumstances, safety or operational concerns about the quality of low-sulfur fuels may be a valid reason...

ACI: air freight market declines, passenger growth moderates in Dec

ACI: air freight market declines, passenger growth moderates in Dec

Feb. 26 | Air passenger growth continued to moderate in December 2018, while the air freight market declined, Airports Council International (ACI) World has found. Global passenger traffic grew by 4.8% last December  year-over-year, but this figure is below the...

DOTr signs deal for first 3 stations of MM subway project

DOTr signs deal for first 3 stations of MM subway project

Feb. 26 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has signed the design and build contract for the first three stations of the Metro Manila Subway, the Philippines’ first underground railway system project that is set to break ground on February 27. DOTr and...

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 opening moved to Feb 28

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 opening moved to Feb 28

Feb. 26 | Travel time between C3 and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will take approximately 10 minutes once NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 opens. Photo from NLEX Corp. The official opening of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10, the elevated expressway...
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